77 Calming Quotes To Teach Kids Mindfulness

77 Calming Quotes To Teach Kids Mindfulness

As a mum whose husband works away for long periods, I’ve come to realise the importance of mindfulness in our daily routine. Being present in the moment is not just a powerful tool for me, but also for my kids, helping us navigate the ups and downs of everyday life...

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Making FIFO Life Easier: Practical Tips for Partners

Making FIFO Life Easier: Practical Tips for Partners

Having been a FIFO (that’s fly-in-fly-out) partner for 10+ years, there’s a thing or two I’ve learned along the way about making life easier in this lifestyle. FIFO life isn’t for everyone. In fact, you’ll probably have a lot of people tell you just how much they...

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Navigating Marriage With An Autistic Partner: Our Story

Navigating Marriage With An Autistic Partner: Our Story

A couple of years ago I wrote an article for Mamamia about my experience in finding out my husband, Kane is autistic (a.k.a Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD). He was diagnosed in 2020 and it was the catalyst for a lot of positive change in our marriage. I was inspired...

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How I Survive FIFO Life

How I Survive FIFO Life

The phrase I get the most as a FIFO wife is ‘I couldn’t do that’ or ‘I don’t know how you do it’ I felt called to talk about this some more because I don’t get a sense of people feeling like they want to understand how I ‘do it’ but usually feel mostly pity when...

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How To Manage Feeling Lonely In FIFO Life

How To Manage Feeling Lonely In FIFO Life

Feeling lonely in motherhood is something we all experience from time to time so it's completely understandable - expected even - to also have feelings of loneliness when your partner is a fly-in fly-out worker. As a mum, our lives undergo a huge transformation.  Our...

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FIFO Life FAQ

FIFO Life FAQ

FIFO is an acronym for fly-in-fly-out.   Employees or contractors who fly via plane to their workplace to work and live there, usually for a set period of time before returning home. Popular in Australia, it is most commonly a lifestyle associated with work in the...

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4 Lessons From A Decade Of FIFO Life

4 Lessons From A Decade Of FIFO Life

When I reflect on how much our lives have changed since we first embarked on FIFO life, the word rollercoaster comes to mind. I remember the days in the beginning of our journey, marked with loneliness.  In fact, we got our dog Pepa because Kane was doing large 5 week...

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Long Distance Relationship Quotes

Long Distance Relationship Quotes

Long distance relationships are challenging.  Being apart from the ones we love sometimes can feel like too much to bear.  Being a FIFO wife for 10+ years, I understand how hard it can be to be separated from your loved one.  My husband spends half of the year away...

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Tips For Starting A Business When You’re A FIFO Wife.

Tips For Starting A Business When You’re A FIFO Wife.

You may or may not know that Borne Too actually began as a maternity clothing line, inspired by the fact I couldn’t find any clothing I wanted to wear when I was breastfeeding my first baby.   (You can read more about when I changed directions here.) My husband...

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Jessie Parker

Self-confessed content nerd, FIFO mum, creative + community builder. Lover of connection, community and honest conversations. Join me for an Honest Biz Event.

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