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Chantelle 😎 Fat Mum Slim  🌟 Lover of life, good times and cake πŸ“· Creator of Photo A Day #fmspad

Have you ever seen a platypus in the wild? They're in the water underneath her but we didn't get to spot any. One day I will! πŸ™

photo a day | balance | #fmspad #fms_balance

Got ink? πŸ–Š To be honest, I don't {cos I'm a wuss}... but if I did I'd get breathe on my wrist to remind me to breathe {cos sometimes I forget}. What have you got? And where?

photo a day | ink | #fmspad #fms_ink

It's the day of love, right? Let's talk about love. πŸ’– Self-love πŸ’– This past month I've been reminded of how far I've come. I put on weight over summer, and I felt shit. Not because of the number, but because I hadn't looked after myself. I drank many fun beers. I ate ice cream, cheese and all the good things, and I loved it. I'm not mad about that. Life is for living. Food is for eating.

But as a result of the constant indulgence and good things, I felt blah. 😏 My clothes got tighter. My skin got blotchy. I felt like I'd neglected myself. And the self-hate started creeping back in. The self-talk got nasty. I had to really pull myself aside and give myself a stern talking to. I had to remind myself that I am OK and worth loving, no matter what. I realised that this is going to be a constant work in progress.

I've learned that I, as much as anyone else in the Universe {including my husband and kids}, deserve my love and affection. πŸ₯° So, to celebrate this day of love - tell me something you love about yourself. πŸ₯° I love my weird, quick and quirky sense of humour. What do you love about you?

photo a day | love | #fmspad #fms_love

Last month, before school started, we headed off on a mini getaway to Brisbane. It was a trip filled with fun, magic and love. Over on my blog I’ve shared our experience at the hotel and 28 fun things to do in Brissy with kids! Pop over and have a read via the link in my profile. @accorhotelsau @novotel_southbank #feelloved #feelwelcome #somethingsintheair #feellovedbyaccor #novotelbrisbanesouthbank #collab

And wishing someone else could take your parenting shift for just a few hours. 😫

your soul
is attracted to people
the same way flowers
are attracted to the sun.
surround yourself
only with those
who want to see you grow. ~ pavana ~

photo a day | super duper | #fmspad #fms_superduper

πŸ‘‰ What do we want? Dinner! When do we want it? Now. And we want to not spend any time working up a sweat in the kitchen. Especially in Summer, right? This is one of my favourite dinners and lunches. It’s light, easy and super fast to toss together. Bunless burgers for the win {with special burger sauce to make it… special}. I’ve got three more fast ideas over on my blog today, and a dessert I think you might fall hard for. #collab with @woolworths_au

I've been getting a few messages and comments lately asking what I actually do for work, cos it seems like I'm always on holidays. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸŒ΄ I'm a writer. Just over ten years ago I was a nanny to four beautiful kids, and I had my first daughter {who I used to take to work with me} and wanted something for myself... so I started writing, not thinking it would become anything at all. In that first year of her life, I hustled. I worked full-time as a nanny, I trudged through sleep deprivation and parenting my small baby, and I wrote, a lot. I ended up getting picked up to be an editor of a popular parenting website, and a new career was born for me.

Since then I've written for various sites, and my own blog too. I do all sorts of writing, video presenting, content creating, podcasting, photography, videography etc but something I'm quite passionate about is family travel {which explains why I'm out and about exploring a fair bit}. It's dreamy {and hard work behind the scenes, but I wouldn't change it for the world}, and I'm very grateful that I get to do what I do. I hope that explains it a little, but am always happy to answer any questions if you have them.

What do you do for work?
photo a day | work | #fmspad #fms_work

Wanna go on a picnic? Alpaca lunch. πŸ˜‚
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photo a day | friend | #fmspad #fms_friend #thisisqueensland @queensland

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#thisisqueensland @queensland @oreillysrainforestretreat #hosted

So, day two of big school is done. Lacey asked me if I missed them while they were at school, to which I said β€œyes, a little bit.”
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Then she turned to Lulu and asked, β€œDo you miss mum when you’re at school?”
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Lulu answered a little bit too quickly, β€œNope! Not at all!”
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I guess I can stop worrying then! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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photo a day | water | #fmspad #fms_water

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