Bloggings, Musings

No more Babble

I think it's been pretty obvious for a while, that my blog hasn't been high on my list of priorities. Which is sort of true. I still spend so much time writing posts in my head and wondering what new ideas I can come up with. I love to write, I love to blog. But… Continue reading No more Babble

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Writing prompt

I object!

To object: to offer a reason or argument in opposition. I deal with objection a lot in the form of my feisty nine year old who 'objects' to at least half of what I say on a daily basis. I'm learning to see that this isn't [always] a bad thing. As with many of my daughter's seemingly… Continue reading I object!

Writing prompt

No longer longing

I no longer wistfully long for the life I once wanted, the life I dreamed I might grow into. I have it. I'm living my childhood dream. I'm a mama to children who are happy, healthy and fully engaged in everything life throws at them. I'm married to my very own 'tall dark and handsome', who also happens… Continue reading No longer longing

Writing prompt

Mathematically challenged

To divide is the opposite of to multiply. Yep, got that. But divide is so much more than that... Divide is that black mark on my childhood bedroom wall where my math text book was slammed from across the room at my desk. Frustrated much? Yeah. Statistics not my strength. Divide is watching my children be… Continue reading Mathematically challenged

Best Babble, Bloggings, Musings

Let me reintroduce myself

There are moments in life that define us - maybe immediately, or perhaps they set off a transformation that rolls out over time. A journey. The last few years have been the latter for me. Quite simply, I'm different to the me who was here two years ago. It's fair to say I've been through the fire… Continue reading Let me reintroduce myself

Bloggings

Why I can’t blog when all I want to do is blog

Do you ever want to do something so much, that it's almost impossible to start? That new book on your bedside table that you can't start reading until you're in JUST the right headspace... The tidy up of your top drawer because you don't feel strong enough to make the big 'keep/sell or giveaway/bin' decisions… Continue reading Why I can’t blog when all I want to do is blog

At Our House, Bloggings

Where I write

I always imagine other bloggers/writers/people working from home sitting in very glamorous home offices with all their modern conveniences around them. True? Although not glamorous, or even an office, I thought I'd share my space anyway. It's just a corner of a room - a corner of the upstairs lounge I share with a TV, xbox,… Continue reading Where I write

Bloggings, Lyrics Verses Quotes Books

Sharing

I stumbled on this quote during my Pinterest wanderings this week and it kind of freaked me out as it, almost word-for-word, says exactly what I'm working on in a draft post at the moment! I guess somebody out there is thinking the same way that I am. So here's a sneak into a post… Continue reading Sharing

I am enough
Best Babble, Faith, Musings

I’m not enough

I can't be all things to all people. I'm always letting someone down. I know that. On some level, I know that trying to be what everyone else wants/needs is a pursuit that will never end well. I also know that I probably place more of those pressures on myself than anyone else. But don't we all… Continue reading I’m not enough

Bloggings, Faith

Reading your own blog

I love that blogging offers me the opportunity to look back and check out my own journey. Sometimes I think we forget where we've come from to get where we're at...

Bloggings

INSTAblogging

As 2015 has well and truly set itself in motion, I realise how different this year is to the last one. Without getting all deep and personal about the big stuff (for a change), I just realistically, don't have as much time on my hands to blog as I used to. Ironically, giving up work… Continue reading INSTAblogging

Bloggings

Just playing in the background

It's not really a writing day today so I've just been playing in the background of my blog. I can not for the life of me get the Goodreads widget to work (I'm trying to show my currently reading  list). The WordPress help forums are super helpful though and no doubt they'll have an answer for me… Continue reading Just playing in the background

Awards

Virtual Blog Tour Award

So here's an award that's a little different. But first things first, let me use my manners and say a big thank you to Marla over at A Pendulum World for nominating me for the Virtual Blog Tour Award. Again I say, I'm so pleased (and surprised) when someone thinks of Abbie's Babble when developing… Continue reading Virtual Blog Tour Award

Awards

Humbled by the Lovely and the Liebster

Once again, some one, actually in this case, some oneS, has noticed my little blog and nominated me for a couple of awards. I'll make my acceptance and thank-yous in a slightly unconventional way if that's okay. Thank you Marla from A Pendulum World for the Liebster. I'm not sure how you stumbled across my blog,… Continue reading Humbled by the Lovely and the Liebster

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ONE VOICE

Earlier in the year, the kids and I were loving this song with an anti-bullying message by a young kiwi artist. It seems more relevant now that our own family is being affected by bullying so here’s the video again…

Abbie's Babble

For the last few weeks the kids and I have been loving a new song on the airwaves. I recently learned it’s by an awesome and inspiring young kiwi artist.

The lyrics, the message, and the story to get the song out there – it’s too good and too important not to share.

Here’s the link to Nakita Turner’s website but even if her story doesn’t interest you, take five and listen to her song.

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Scripted Sunday

I love words, words are everywhere. I make a point of hanging on to the words - whether from books, blogs, magazines, pins, lyrics etc - that mean something to and/or inspire me. So today is the first Scripted Sunday post where I plan to share the words that have jumped out at me through the… Continue reading Scripted Sunday

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The first Foodie Friday

When it comes to food choices, I tend to follow my gut (no pun intended!). I'm naturally drawn to healthy options ... give me sushi over McDonalds any day. I do take my role as Guardian of the Pantry for my family quite seriously as I want to raise an active and healthy family. I… Continue reading The first Foodie Friday

Best Babble, Musings

Being happy

Being happy is not just 'not being sad'. Being happy is your soul singing, the good emotions bubbling from the depth of your belly, loving your life so much you can find good in every day. In my humble opinion anyway. We can't just expect 'happy' in our life. Although I'm sure many do. Happy is something… Continue reading Being happy

Bloggings

What else is new here?

I've tackled some blog planning. Just a couple of months to see if planning works for me in this forum. I had a look at what I actually want to achieve with Abbie's Babble which will come as no surprise to those who read my recent posts on where my blog is at and the… Continue reading What else is new here?

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books, Musings, Uncategorized

Always dream, and dream new dreams

Life is unpredictable. We can't control a lot of what's happening outside, but most of us can control what's happening inside. Always have dreams to keep you going and at some point, make sure you start working towards them. My dreams have changed over the years but when I look properly, I can see I'm now… Continue reading Always dream, and dream new dreams

Awards

Sisterhood of the travelling something…(award)

Okay I'm just kidding with you. I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award. But like Wax, who nominated me, my first thoughts were to the book Sisterhood of the travelling pants which I really enjoyed (pretty sure the movie was ok too). Anyway, I digress, back to the award. Once… Continue reading Sisterhood of the travelling something…(award)

Bloggings

Dear dream reader

Dear dream reader Thank you for visiting my blog. I wonder how you found my space? While you are here, I want you to know that you're really just like me. Except that you're not. Because none of us is exactly the same as another. But we do have things in common. We're alive and striving to… Continue reading Dear dream reader

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A new look

Following on from my last post, I'm moving forward with a new look and a modified About page. I wanted something that more reflected me - a bit brighter and more cheerful to set the scene for my blog. I hope you like it. I'm also sitting down to do some actual blog planning. So far it's… Continue reading A new look

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TWEET TWEET

So yesterday I decided to go to 'the dark side' and explore the world that is Twitter. Up until now I've been a real Facebook kind of a girl. At the moment the Twitter-sphere look interesting and slightly (a lot!) confusing but I'm sure that in a short time I will have a new addiction.… Continue reading TWEET TWEET

Writing prompt

MIRROR MIRROR

Daily Prompt: The Mirror Crack’d You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change? How would my routines and perception of myself change without mirrors? Routines - well they probably wouldn't change really. I blow dry my hair… Continue reading MIRROR MIRROR