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

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...


If you don’t laugh…

It's so important to be able to laugh at yourself. Sometimes. I know I'm prone to taking myself too seriously so this is something I'm working on. Thought I'd share a few moments lately where if I didn't laugh I'd probably cry ... or just get really cranky at myself (and there's no fun in… Continue reading If you don’t laugh…

At Our House, Blended Family

Making Memories

While super-glue is one potential way to bond a family together, as parents, we firmly believe it's our job to come up with ways to create a lasting bond between our brood. This is especially important in a blended family context. As our family grows and they eventually leave home, we want the kids to want to come back… Continue reading Making Memories

At Our House

On the happiness trail … why I quit my job

Last Monday I let my employer know I would not be accepting their offer to extend my contract to the end of 2015. And it felt great! Why would I give away a perfectly good job you may ask? A job that wasn't unpleasant, that offered good hours allowing me to drop my kids to… Continue reading On the happiness trail … why I quit my job

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books

Now is the time

I firmly believe this. I refuse to delay 'living' any longer. NOW is the time to create happiness, to create memories, to be joyful and thankful. NOW is the time to live. I have more posts coming on this, including why I quit my job this week... By the way, if you haven't checked out… Continue reading Now is the time


Oh how I missed my Blogdom

I don't even know if 'Blogdom' is a word. I'm not going to check the dictionary. I don't care, I like it, so it stays! I haven't been in the land of blog for nearly three weeks now and I have so missed reading, writing and interacting - I think I actually went through withdrawal!… Continue reading Oh how I missed my Blogdom

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday (September 25)

I have happiness on the brain at the moment. I'm getting intentional about finding my happy. I do think that being grateful and being happy are intertwined - well, for me, I actually know it. Since I started my gratitude journal, I have on some levels, been happier. Definitely more aware of the blessings in… Continue reading Thankful Thursday (September 25)

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

Sunset girl
Best Babble, Blended Family, Musings


I haven't been posting so much the last couple of weeks. I don't know what to say. Which is VERY unusual for me. It's not that I don't have anything to write, it's that there's just so much. I've mentioned before that I feel like I'm in a real transitory place - accepting a new… Continue reading WOULD THE REAL ME PLEASE STAND UP

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books, Musings


I can ALWAYS find time to listen to music, I love it, an iPod/iPad will never be far away and Spotify is one of my most used apps. One of the biggest joys of technology for me is definitely being able to discover new music - weekly! I'm a paid up Premium member of Spotify so… Continue reading SOUNDTRACK FOR MY LIFE

At Our House


As the old saying goes, 'sticks and stones can break my bones', but today, sticks and stones were just so good for the soul. We wandered out on a perfectly clear winters day - Mr & Mrs with three of the kids and the dog - for a bit of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. As we live… Continue reading STICKS AND STONES

Thankful Thursday


There are a ton of academic studies showing how being grateful can help us be better in body and mind. I'm a bit of a geek, I've read a few of those academic papers because it interests me. And because I'm pretty sure it's true. But you know what? We can read until the cows come… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY



I just found this picture - it's me delivering my speech at our wedding in 2012. What really struck me was my mum's expression. Such an amazing mama, this image has perfectly captured the love, joy and pride all over her face. I think this is one picture I will treasure forever now. We never knew… Continue reading A CAPTURED MOMENT



I need to write about more happy things. Have you ever noticed that the challenging, intense things in life are so much easier to write about though? So many of my posts make my life sound miserable - it's really not! I'm going to moderate a little more.