Champagne Women: Mrs Woog shares her wisdom

Today we start on a new series we like to call Champagne Women, where have a bit of fun with some clever working mums we know and ask them how they take care of themselves in this crazy, chaotic working/parenting life. To kick of proceedings, who better to ask than the wise, witty and wonderful Mrs Woog of Woogsworld? We’re massive Woogettes around here, and we know lots of you are too. Enjoy!

What do you wish you had more of in your life?


I would like more kittens. I am desperate to get another cat, but Mr. Woog has put his foot down and has said absolutely no way. I call him the fun police. I want to get a ginger kitten and call him Lewis. So we could then have Chuy, Lewis and the Woogs. I would also like more willpower.


What do you wish you had less of?


Body fat. And wrinkles. And stress and mess. And I would like less people calling out to me from other parts of the house. Pisses me off.


What’s your favourite ‘me time’ activity?


Drinking wine with the gals on the couch, and laughing.


What’s the best gift you’ve given yourself recently?


This year I have decided that from now on, I am responsible for my own birthday presents and let me tell you, it may just be the best idea I have ever had. I splurged on the good stuff, all guilt free and it was FAB!


What’s your favourite song to belt out in the shower?


Either Hey Big Spender or You’re So Vain. Nothing to do with me, but they are just in my range and have some big notes to hit. Best done in the shower.


You have a night off from the kids and unlimited funds: what do you do?


Go to the QT Hotel in Sydney and order everything off the menu. Proceed to eat it all in bed with a bottle of wine and a good comedy movie to enjoy.


Do you have a favourite memory involving champagne?


All memories involving champagne are good, aren’t they?

I can be found in the laundry, folding laundry, sorting laundry and dropping off the dry cleaning.

I am mum to two boys, advisor to my husband and master of a cat and two guinea pigs. And a Siamese fighting fish called Stanley who appears to be constantly depressed (edited to add that since publication of this page, Stanley has passed).

I am a procrastinator, disorganised, avoider of conflict, scared of technology, an excellent interpretive dancer, an average cook and of course, a blogger.

Written By

Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.


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