About Me

Five things you should know about me.

 I love my family.

I am blessed with four amazing children. The Big Boy is nearly 10, the Big Girl is 9, my Little Mate is 5 and the Small Girl is 3. We live in country Victoria and are blessed with lots of room for kids to run and shout and ride motorbikes. 

I'm married to a pretty damned awesome bloke who works his butt off so I can be at home with the kids while they are little. We've been together a really really long time, and I still reckon he is a hottie. Because he is.

I have a business called Operation Move.

In September 2012 I started this thing that I called Operation Move, because I just needed to do something for myself. I never imagined that it would become such an amazing business that allows me to pursue my passion for supporting women in their pursuit of health and happiness. 

I am not a natural born runner. I never thought I was even capable of it! But these days I am out running distances I would once have considered impossible, and loving every minute. Well most minutes anyway. Running is the only time I am truly alone with my thoughts, and even on the crappiest, hardest runs I am grateful for that time in my head.

I'm blessed to have the world's best business partner, and together we help women learn to run and train for events, as well as providing various ways for them to be involved in our community.

I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world.

Autism Lives at Our House.

In August 2011, just shy of his third birthday, our Little Mate was diagnosed with autism and an intellectual disability. A couple of months later our Big Boy received a diagnosis of (the now defunct) Aspergers Syndrome and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. That was a pretty rough year, to be honest.

I don't think anything can prepare you for this stuff. Life certainly doesn't look like I once imagined it would. But hey, that just means I have to try harder to find the great stuff, and there's nothing wrong with that.

I share some of our journey here. I have had so much care and support from my online community, and hope that by sharing our autism stories maybe another family might find some common ground and the knowledge that they are not alone. 

I love my life. Except when I don't.

I've always been a glass-half-full type person. I look for the good and I embrace it. But life happens. Sometimes being an at home parent is repetitive and boring and mundane. Sometimes you try really hard but it just isn't enough. 

The black dog has been known to our family for a long time. Since my eldest was born and life threw the biggest curve ball of all at us actually. Until fairly recently it had stayed clear of me, but a couple of years ago I realised that something was really not right, and I took steps to address that.

These days I am doing okay. It can be hard work at times, and I'm still prone to anxiety, but I'm still here and I'm still trying. And that in itself feels like a win. I'm grateful for running, which has proven to be one of the best ways for me to help manage my mental health. So grateful.

I write branded stuff on my blog sometimes.

And I get paid for it.

If you don't like branded content, then you are welcome to click away. No harm, no foul.

As with all my posts, I try to make sponsored content interesting and fun. Thoughts are always my own, I get paid for my time not my opinion. Just so as we are all clear on that.

Welcome! I hope you will find stuff you like here :)