About Laney

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Hi, I’m Laney.  I hope we get to know each other on Crash Test Mummy.

I’m a Kiwi living in Australia.  A mum to CrashGirl who was born in Scotland in 2008 and CrashBoy, born in Melbourne in 2009.   I’m married to CrashHubby, a wonderful and very patient man!  We are living in our first house and it is a dump that we are begrudgingly, I mean, lovingly trying to make into a comfortable home on no budget.  I love wine, coffee and chocolate but have to be careful because of adrenal fatigue.

Want to get to know me better?

Here is my original ‘About’ page and the reasons why I started this blog

If you’d like to know why I crashed, read My difficult year (or three)

If you like some short sharp facts here are 100 things about me I wrote for my 100th post!

In my post Community: What next for Crash Test Mummy? you’ll see a timeline of photos of me in my first 4 months of blogging, just so you can see how it has changed my life, my health and my outlook.

I reckon that’s enough about me for now!  If you’d like to connect there are lots of way to engage here on the blog, in social media and maybe even in real life!

Laney x



  1. says

    Hi Laney,

    You’ve got my vote in the Ford Territory competition! Just loved your list of tops – and especially your Mum’s story about the Rhineoctopus. It reminds me of a story my Dad told me when I was a teenager and we were both out snorkelling on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Dad swam past a small cave and an octopus with arms as thick as his shot out from the cave and opened out like a mushroom towards him! It scared him so much he leapt straight out of the water onto a ledge straight above gasping! :-)

    Glad that that octopus of yours did not end up getting you for dinner!


    • Crash Test Mummy says

      Thanks Steve. It’s always good to hear someone else with an octopus story! I’ve managed to outlive my nemesis by a good 30+ years now ;)

  2. says

    Hi Laney, I came across your blog via a random search to find paint for upcycling and saw your fantastic grey frame with the kids toys on it. Have you made it? What paint did you cover it with? I’d love to do this, my youngest child is now 5 and it’s getting to the stage where these type of toys are son to be donated to the charity shop but this would be a great way of creating a memory of childhood.. Thanks

    • Laney Galligan says

      Hi Alanda! Unfortunately I haven’t done it yet, but it’s definitely still on the cards. I think spray paint would be easiest :)


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