Muddy Football Bathroom

It’s winter in Melbourne, so you know what that means: football training. Not for me, of course. My son is the footy player in our house. He absolutely adores it, and I love seeing him so passionate about something. The only problem is that he constantly tracks mud inside the house after each training session! …

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The Unicorn Child

My husband and I brought our baby home from the hospital recently. It was such a joyous occasion. We had all of our family around at our house to celebrate, and they each brought gifts to make the transition to parenting even easier. This is our first child, and we really want to do things …

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Soccer Depth Perception

This week, I’m going to be the guest writer for this blog. I am an internationally-ranked soccer player, and I’m going to tell you all about something you’ve probably never heard a sports player talk about in detail: our ventures in optometry. Recently, I’ve noticed that my vision is a little bit off every time …

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Just One Thing…

‘Do you love it?’ I asked, sliding across the empty hardwood floors with a huge grin on my face. Jean looked at me with a frown.          ‘It’s okay, I guess?’          ‘Okay?!’ I asked, bewildered. ‘It’s incredible! Hardwood floors! Four bedrooms, two baths! A five-minute walk to the train station, a ten-minute commute to …

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I Am Old

I am too hot. I am sweaty. I am uncomfortable. But there is no one here to help me and I don’t have the energy to help myself. I am elderly and I live alone with my dog Ivy. I am her sole owner now that my husband has died. I’ll admit it has been …

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My First Tattoo

I’ve known for a while now that as soon as I turned eighteen, I would get a tattoo. They say that if you have the urge to get a tattoo, you should wait for a year, and if you’re still happy with the idea at the end of that year, then you’re ready to get …

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Bathroom Modifications Joke

I have this running joke with my parents about them getting older. They had me significantly younger than my friends’ parents, which makes the joke even funnier. I’m twenty-four and my parents have just turned fifty, which is so much younger than the majority of other adults I know. I’d say on average they’re about …

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New Home

My husband and I have struggled with money for a very long time. Making ends meet has always been difficult, but because we are so dedicated to each other and making our lives better that we have finally come out the other side of it. We just got big promotions at the same time. We …

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