Hayley Pearson

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Hayley Pearson is a writer, TV and radio personality and the creative brain behind Adelady.com.au. After finishing a Journalism degree at Uni SA, Hayley spent twelve years behind the radio mic, interviewing some of the world's biggest stars including Dave Grohl, Will Smith and Katy Perry. She is 1/3 of the Nova919 Brekky show, Lewis and Lowe with Hayley Pearson. Hayley is open, honest and says the things that most of us think but would never say. She's a lover of her two kids, Austin and Alfie and her dreamy husband, Jimmy and has a weird obsession with the tv show, Survivor. When she's not blogging (while balancing two kids on her lap), you might see her doing live TV crosses on The Project, Sunrise and The Morning Show.

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10 reasons to visit Langhorne Creek

By Hayley Pearson  Just 50 minutes up the Freeway you’ll find yourself in stunning wine country —  Langhorne Creek. Look around and you could be anywhere in the world, but you’re not, you’re just around the corner. If you never been, why the hell not? It’s awesome!  Here are 10 reasons why you should visit […] Read more…

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10 reasons to visit The Frames Luxury Accommodation

By Hayley Pearson Excuse me while I get out my mega-phone and yell from the roof tops, HOW AMAZING IS THE FRAMES! It’s a shame there are so many other great things to do and explore in the Riverland because you won’t actually want to leave your retreat – ever! You’ll have to make a return […] Read more…

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To my baby, about to start school

By Hayley Pearson Dear Austin You probably won’t remember this day in your life, but I sure will. You’re about to start school. Like ACTUAL school! I have butterflies going crazy in my stomach for you right now. I’m jittery with excitement — but also sick with nerves for you. But I won’t tell you […] Read more…

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I stopped my son’s swimming lessons and my heart sank

By Hayley Pearson My son could confidently swim (doggy paddle) the length of a backyard swimming pool before he was three. By the time he was four, he wouldn’t even leave the steps at the shallow end. Austin started swimming lessons at 13 months and bloody loved it for the first year. To see your baby […] Read more…

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My $8 shoes were the BEST thing to happen to our business

By Hayley Pearson Let me tell you about these shoes: They only cost me $8 and look like something a four-year-old would wear. But, they give me joy and they’ve been one of the best things to happen to our business. That’s right, these shoes have made Adelady bigger and better than we had ever imagined! How? We’d […] Read more…

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What it’s like being the sister of an addict

By Hayley Pearson Today, I am officially older than my big brother.  Ryan was 34 when he passed away, 5 years ago this November. If my family hadn’t gone through this, I would never have thought that a healthy looking 34-year-old man could die from being an alcoholic. I still can’t believe it happened. With so many […] Read more…

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Perfect Girl’s Day out on King William Road

By Hayley Pearson It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, whether you’re married or single or undecided – every Adelady needs a girl’s day out every now and then! Ain’t nobody got time to drive all over Adelaide from cafe to wine bar to fashion strip trying to create the perfect day. We […] Read more…

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OUR ADELADY COASTAL JAUNT

By Hayley Pearson Victor, you saucy minx. I’ve holidayed at Victor Harbor a thousand times but never REALLY experienced some of its ultimate delights. With RAA’s SA Holiday Experiences so you can explore Victor Harbor in style!  We hopped in Viv the Volvo and headed down south for one BIG adventure! Here’s our Itinerary for the Adelady […] Read more…

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How to road trip to the Barossa like a BOSS

By Hayley Pearson Doing our best Thelma and Louise impersonation, we jumped in Viv, our super comfy Volvo XC90, flicked on our heated seats and headed north to the beautiful Barossa. The Volvo XC90 is super comfortable and even has an in-built booster seat, so you can take the kids with you. However, this time, […] Read more…

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10 reasons to visit THIS Port Elliot beach house

By Hayley Pearson New Beach house alert in Port Elliot! OMG I love Victor. It’s amazing in summer and equally so in winter! Like lots of Adeladies, I spent most school holidays at Encounter Bay with my family.  As an adult, I’m trying to recreate the same beautiful memories for my kids. I’ve got a […] Read more…

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10 things to do with KIDS in the City this winter

By Hayley Pearson There is only so much fun play-dough can bring to a kid (and their parents). This winter, put the play-dough down and get out and get amongst it! Here are 10 things to do with KIDS in the City this winter. For more great ideas, pop over to the Adelaide City Council […] Read more…

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Adelaide’s City Fireplaces – the BEST guide!

By Hayley Pearson Brrrr it’s cold outside. But it’s boring staying at home! So, let’s venture out into our fine City. There’s nothing better than sitting around a crackling fire with your friends over a cheeky wine and cheese platter. If only there was a list showing us where all the best Adelaide City fireplaces […] Read more…

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Segway Sensation – I laughed so much I almost wet myself

By Hayley Pearson RAA has just launched SA Holiday Experiences so we can all explore South Australia in style! All you have to do is pick your destination and they’ll show you the packages to choose from. You can even build your own package. If I was you, I’d try this experience if you’re heading to the Barossa! I’m […] Read more…

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Barossa Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail

By Hayley Pearson RAA has just launched SA Holiday Experiences so you can explore your own back yard in style! All you have to do is pick your destination and they’ll show you the packages to choose from. This is just one of the awesome experiences we did as part of our Barossa package with RAA. It […] Read more…

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YOU NEED TO TRY THIS SA HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

By Hayley Pearson When you go on an SA holiday, there are two must-dos: relax in comfort and experience things you wouldn’t normally in everyday life. It’s these experiences that make for great memories and Instagram photos. This is why we all need RAA SA Holiday Experiences — they do the hard work for us! You can book a holiday with all accommodation and experiences […] Read more…

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ADELADY GOES INTO TV PRODUCTION

  So this is how it went: Phone rings, “Hi it’s Channel Nine Adelaide, we’d like to turn Adelady into a TV show, would you be keen?” Us: “Let me just check our schedule and see if we can fit you in — HELL YES!” We’re beyond excited that our awesome online community is going to […] Read more…

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The most fun thing to do in Adelaide!

By Hayley Pearson All right, let’s get crazy! This is one of the most exhilarating and fun things you can experience in Adelaide. This year, South Aussies don’t just have to admire Adelaide Oval from afar, we can climb it! All the way to the very top. You can get amongst Adelaide Oval’s unique roofline during […] Read more…

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If you’re not happy, re-invent yourself

By Hayley Pearson I’m not an inspirational speaker; I promise I won’t make you walk across hot coals. But, I am super-passionate about being happy and encouraging women to be the best version of themselves. In the last 18 months, I have re-invented myself and it was the best and most ballsy decision I’ve ever […] Read more…

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The only good thing about dementia

By Hayley Pearson Today, my 89-year-old grandma asked me how my brother Ryan was. My beautiful brother passed away four years ago, from complications with alcohol addiction. Mum told me that Grandma asks about Ryan every time she goes to visit — and every time, Mum has to break the news to her that he is no longer […] Read more…

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Pampering Mum in the City: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

By Hayley Pearson All women, mum or not, dream of being pampered. It’s in our bones. To us, being cared for is something we’re used to doing for others — so when it happens to us,  we slip into a happy coma. It’s Heaven! Since having kids, I never really get the chance to have “me […] Read more…

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7 reasons why being an adult sucks

By Hayley Pearson I woke up this morning and realised, I really don’t like being an adult. There are so many stupid “adult” issues, problems and stresses we have to deal with that didn’t exist when we were young. Sometimes I look at my kids and get green with envy, wishing I was four again and […] Read more…

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A shout-out to my highschool teachers

By Hayley Pearson How great was school? I know that sounds like a joke, but seriously, think about it. You got to hang out with your best friends Every. Single. Day. I miss that. You know you’re from Adelaide when someone asks you, “So, what school did you go to?”. I get all warm and fuzzy […] Read more…

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BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN CITY

By Hayley Pearson If you’re like most of us and have felt the pinch of your wallet the last few months, don’t spend thousands of dollars going interstate or overseas on a holiday. Pffft, why would you do that when we have the most exciting and fun city right under our noses! Here’s a fun […] Read more…

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Rundle Street is going back in time!

By Hayley Pearson The ’70s are back – again! I was born in 1981, so I missed out on one of the coolest fashion decades in history, boo. But in 2016 it’s time to bring out your inner Bohemian beauty and strut your stuff down Rundle Street, where you’ll find the most amazing fashion this […] Read more…

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What it’s REALLY like for mums who work from home 


By Hayley Pearson As I write this, I have one foot in a pile of dry Weetbix (spread all over the lounge room floor) and am sharing a chair with a half-eaten Le Snack and a Lego man stuck to the cheese. This is the life of a mum who attempts to work from home. […] Read more…

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21 Signs You Know You’re From Burnside

By Hayley Pearson Let’s talk about Burnside for a second. Wait no, it’s pronounced BUUURNSIIIDE. The City of Burnside has a bit of a reputation. It’s known for housing the “fanciest suburbs” in Adelaide. Ummm, have you seen SPRINGFIELD and NORTH ADELAIDE? I’m pretty sure those houses opposite the Aquatic Centre are actually castles, with royalty living inside! Image credit: weekendnotes.com I […] Read more…

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25 things only a girl in her 30s understands!

By Hayley Pearson Since turning the big THREE ZERO (only a couple of months, I mean years ago) things in my life have changed. Most of them for the better. My boobs probably would disagree — but who asked them anyway! So, this one goes out to my fellow Adeladies who are 30 and beyond — […] Read more…

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OMG THERE’S A SECRET BAR UNDERNEATH LINDES LANE

By Hayley Pearson When someone says to me they have a secret bar they want to show me – my usual reaction is, “OMFG, show me now!!” So obviously, that was what I said when I found out that the bar I was having lunch at (Lindes Lane) had a secret bar underneath. It’s so secret that only those […] Read more…

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I found the worst thing imaginable in my baby’s mouth!

By Hayley Pearson We’re not even two months in and I’ve already jagged first prize for the 2016 Worst Mum of the Year. Until now, Honey Boo Boo‘s mum has been top of the list — so I feel extra terrible for stealing her crown. Because I’m an over-sharer (and because I feel incredibly bad), I […] Read more…

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FOUND: A HIDDEN GEM ON THE BEACHFRONT

By Hayley Pearson I have a secret. It’s my new happy place. I was a bit unsure if I should share it with you, but my husband said it would be selfish of me not to. So, here goes… I’ve discovered yet another one of Adelaide’s hidden gems. Stuff going overseas or paying huge airfares to fly […] Read more…

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BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN CITY

By Hayley Pearson I fell in love on the weekend. It was like I was twenty-one again, with a stomach full of butterflies and a body full of excited energy. Rather than skipping town these holidays, my husband and I decided to fall in love again… not with each other, but with our own city! And so, […] Read more…

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THIS WEEK’S INSPIRATIONAL ADELADY HAS BALLS – LITERALLY!

By Hayley Pearson Every week we highlight an Inspirational Adelady. A woman in Adelaide kicking arse in one way or another. Today though, I’d like to acknowledge someone who has been inspiring me every day since the moment I opened my eyes for the first time thirty-four years ago. He’s the man who cut my umbilical cord (and […] Read more…

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I AM SCREWED IN THE HEAD

By Hayley Pearson The difference between someone who is actually screwed in the head and me is… Well, there is no difference. I’M A PSYCHO when it comes my family. I know how weird what I’m about to tell you sounds. I know I’m a basket case, but I’m telling you this in the hope that […] Read more…

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10 TYPES OF PEOPLE YOU’LL FIND AT YOUR WORK XMAS PARTY

By Hayley Pearson I’ve been to many a Xmas party. From working in retail, to radio, to TV. It doesn’t matter where you work, you still come across the same kind of hilarity at every Xmas party. I’ve seen a Creative Writer punch our General Manager in the face, I’ve seen young women party pash married guys, I’ve […] Read more…

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HOW IMPERFECT WAS YOUR XMAS?

By Hayley Pearson Think of every Xmas you’ve had in your lifetime. How many can you remember? I can only really remember a handful in detail. I remember these ones because they weren’t perfect. They were laugh out loud bad! Imperfections are what makes the world go around… and sometimes upside down. Image credit: thewebawards.com They […] Read more…

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COLLABORATE WITH ADELADY

By Hayley Pearson I heard a great quote this week, I can’t remember it word for word (because my brain is mush)  but the gist of it is this: “You can’t make waterfalls with one drop — you need lots of little drops to make a BIG splash.” And that’s what Adelady is about: sharing […] Read more…

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A MESSAGE FROM ME, TO TELL YOUR SIBLINGS THAT YOU LOVE THEM

By Hayley Pearson When was the last time you told your sibling that you loved them? The last time I said those words to my brother was four years and eight days ago. If you don’t know me, my name’s Hayley. I’m thirty-three years old. I’m a mumma bear to two little boys, Austin and Alfie, […] Read more…

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BABY #1 VS BABY #2

By Hayley Pearson I’m a helicopter mum. I want to wrap my boys in bubble wrap and make sure they’ll always be safe and happy. I’ve told my three-year-old that he’s never allowed to move out of home. I WILL be that crazy mother-in-law who hates the woman/man he marries, because it means I won’t […] Read more…

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30 QUESTIONS THAT NOBODY SHOULD ASK!

By Hayley Pearson There should be a list of questions in life that we aren’t allowed to ask. Unfortunately, there isn’t. Instead, daily, we’re faced with having to answer those questions that make us all hot and sweaty under the collar. Yet most of the time we answer the question politely and with a smile. […] Read more…

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DEAR SAM FROST – I KNOW WHO YOU’RE GOING TO PICK

By Hayley Pearson Dear Frosty I’ve interviewed you before on radio when you first appeared on The Bachelor and now I watch you, like a creepy fan, every Wednesday and Thursday night in your quest to find love on The Bachelorette. Like my best girlfriends, you’re genuine, warm, funny and awkward — I’d marry you! Now this may […] Read more…

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MY HAHNDORF ITINERARY : FAMILY STYLE

By Hayley Pearson Waking up in Hahndorf is another kind of beautiful. The air is just a little more crisp and a dash sweeter than anywhere else in the world. I’ve visited Hahndorf a thousand times in my life but never stayed the night. This time, I got to experience a whole different town and I didn’t […] Read more…

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15 THINGS YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE GETTING A MASSAGE

By Hayley Pearson Let me just start by saying, I’m an over-thinker. So I can have several unfinished conversations with myself in the time it takes you to read this paragraph. We’re so fortunate to have SO many great day spas in Adelaide and I’m slowly making my way around Every. Single. One. “Research”, I […] Read more…

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5 TIPS: WHEN YOU’RE FEELING BLAH IN THE LOOKS DEPARTMENT

By Hayley Pearson Nine months after having a baby, I think it’s fairy normal to feel a bit “blah” in the looks department. As most new (and working) mums would know, a lack of sleep really drains the life out of you and it’s not surprising to be mistaken for a panda bear… or a […] Read more…

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SA’S TOP 5 CLASSY GIRLS’ WEEKEND IDEAS

By Hayley Pearson Ask most brides and all they want for their hen’s weekend is to be with their best friends, eating, drinking and laughing. Most of the best hens’ (and girls’ days out) don’t involve getting lap dances from half-naked men, while sipping cowboy cocksuckers off a stranger’s stomach at 3am. Eeeep! Instead, they’re a little more […] Read more…

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TODAY, LET’S THINK OF THESE EXTRA SPECIAL DADS

Image: Me and my superhero dad, Wayneo On Father’s Day we celebrate the special dads and father figures in our lives. We buy them nice things and spend time with our kids, making handmade cards and macaroni wrists bands to show our dads and husbands how much we love them. We also recognise and remember the dads […] Read more…

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Adelaide’s BUCKET LIST: 100 things to do in SA before you die

By Hayley Pearson + Lauren DeCesare Adelaide, you saucy minx. We love living in you and we’re so proud to share you with our interstate friends when they come to visit. With your rolling vineyards, super trendy new bars, stupidly-delicious food and beyond beautiful beaches, there are so many things we want to do with you […] Read more…

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PREGNANCY – WHAT YOU IMAGINED VS REALITY

By Hayley Pearson I’m done with breeding. I’ve created two amazing humans who make me explode with love (and sometimes anger) every single day. I’m SO grateful that I was able to have children, but I couldn’t possibly go through it all again. Pregnancy for me was hell. For seven months I felt like I’d […] Read more…

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AN ADULT COLOURING-IN BOOK SAVED ME

By Hayley Pearson Since having my first baby, I experienced anxiety for the first time. It’s not fair that so many strong, capable, fun and happy women are crippled with the A-word after having children. If you’ve experienced anxiety, it comes in many forms: panic attacks, shallow breathing and an inability to make conversation (even with […] Read more…

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GIRLS’ DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

By Hayley Pearson I had one of the BEST days ever yesterday and it would be cruel of me not to share. Anyone who has ever been to New York, says that when you walk through the streets, you get a buzz of energy in your belly and you feel like you could burst with […] Read more…

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10 people you’ll meet in Hahndorf

By Hayley Pearson Hahndorf is the glamour girl of the Adelaide Hills and one of SA’s most attractive towns — especially in Autumn. Not only is it pretty to look at, but it holds some of Adelaide’s best restaurants. I’ve eaten my way down the main street many a time. Fromage at Udder Delights to Thali plates at […] Read more…

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