Emily Toxward

Have a Laugh on Me

Journalist Emily Toxward fumbles her way through parenting three children while juggling the demands of her writing business, Write Styling. A published writer for 20 years, Emily shots from the hip when required and her writing is raw, honest and sometimes humorous.

It's okay to really hate parenting sometimes

Don’t feel bad if you hate parenting sometimes

I completely dropped my parenting bundle one morning as we scrambled to get ready for school photo day. If school photo day isn’t a reason for a mum to hate parenting, I…

A mum home alone - image by Annie Spratt

It took me 10 years, but I’m finally home alone

Stop the presses: I’m a mum home alone. I’m not even kidding, for the past 24 hours not one person has asked me for anything. Actually, that’s not quite accurate, yesterday afternoon…

I fake body confidence in front of my kids

I fake body confidence in front of my kids

Every day I fake body confidence for my kids, especially in public. I’ll be standing on my paddle board smiling away at the kids, but inside I’m cringing. Don’t get me wrong,…

Take a mum break before you think you need one

Take a mum break before you think you need one

It’s so nice to take a ‘mum break’ from your everyday life isn’t it? Sometimes you don’t know you are suffocating until it’s too late. It’s so hard trying to find the balance…

Things I don't regret saying to my kids

10 things I will apparently regret saying to my kids

The big bad bosses of the world always have an opinion on how we should be raising our children. There are so many ‘should never’ articles out there aimed at mums. My…

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