The Good Girl

The Good Girl

A good girl. I used to be one. Didn’t talk back. Didn’t brag. Didn’t fart into my hand and throw it like a grenade. Never wanted to look needy. Or burdensome. Or like I gargled semen for breakfast. Said sorry too much. Said no not enough. Said help me never, not ever....
Easy Rainbow Birthday Cake

Easy Rainbow Birthday Cake

Herbie turned 4 a couple of weeks ago and the little champ wanted a rainbow cake. Birthday cakes have escalated since the good old Women’s Weekly cake days and many children’s parties now feature an extravagant custom $200 cake. If you can afford it, good...
My New Lemon Slice

My New Lemon Slice

Parenthood is a real ride and there have been some surprises for me. I didn’t expect applying sunscreen to a toddler to be more difficult than rubbing lotion on an angry snake. I didn’t expect my nipples to look like sad emojis after breastfeeding. I didn’t expect...
Style it up, mofos!

Style it up, mofos!

When I was younger, I never relied on a sense of style: I relied on gravity-defying titties and a belly that hadn’t birthed children the size of warthogs. But now? Well, now I want to express myself with more than taut skin. I want to say something with my clothes....
Chicken & Pesto Noodle Salad

Chicken & Pesto Noodle Salad

Being a nurse really takes over your life. For a start, everyone you know asks you for medical advice, ‘Hey, Shannon, I have this cut, do you think it’s infected?’ And sympathy? Gone. You find it really hard to muster compassion for people with a cold after you just...