Dear Nat You have had a rough time lately and I want to encourage you. I want to tell you that you are amazing. I want you to know that even though we do most definitely have our challenges, we are going to work it out. I want to tell you (again and forever) just how… Continue reading To my strong-willed, passionate, very loved, almost-8-year-old daughter
I'm really starting to annoy myself. Do you constantly find yourself checking for new activity on your blogs, tweetbooks, facetags, instapins and hashmails? 😉 I do. I can hardly wander past my phone without checking the notifications some days. If I'm sitting "watching" the kids at sport, you'll probably find me on my screen a lot. Over at… Continue reading Just put the screen down
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
By 9am this morning I had already seen my two littlest people with the biggest smiles on their faces. And I know that happy vibe that will stay with them today. Seeing them happy, that's a great way for me to start a day for sure! Natty Nat asked me if I could write her a list of… Continue reading Seeing my little people smile
Yesterday was the first official day of spring. 1 September. Yippee! Spring is definitely one of my favourite seasons. Lambs, daffodils and blossoms. And hope. I always think Spring has a real sense of hope, more so than any other season. What's not to love?! On Sunday we hit the great outdoors and went for a… Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG (YAY!)
Book Week is finally here. Today we had the end of week parade celebration. The atmosphere at school was just amazing - I'm so glad I was able to start work an hour late to be there.Our family took along Captain American (who truly worked the crowd!), The BFG and Cat in the Hat. The… Continue reading BOOK WEEK PHOTOS
Daily Prompt: If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time? Well this is a prompt I can really relate to. In fact it is an ongoing discussion between my husband and I right now. To set the scene,… Continue reading Work? Optional!
Ooooh, much excitement in our house at the moment. Next week is book week at the primary school - aside from poster competitions and special visitors to school etc, anticipation is already building for the dress up parade on Friday. Sam is going as a Famous Five Character, Tom is going as Captain America (book/comic!)… Continue reading BOOK WEEK
Let's just get this said up front. I'm not writing this for brownie points. I mean everything I say (write). I have one very truly amazing husband. There are a lot of blog posts, and comments in general, about husbands who don't do enough around the house, husbands who don't spend enough time with kids… Continue reading MY MARVELOUS MR.
I don't make a big deal of my birthday as a rule. I prefer to just let it slide - it's not an age issue, that's just me, I don't need to be centre of attention, in fact I prefer not to be! This year however, circumstances weaved a beautifully perfect birthday weekend for me… Continue reading BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
The town library - my favourite quiet place. The 'thankful' posts that are going around Facebook. I make a point of doing this every day in my journal and know what a difference it makes to me. I love, that even if only for a few days, people are walking around actively looking for… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (July 31)
This term our three youngest will be focusing on the Core Value of Integrity at school. I think it can be defined in a lot of different ways and am really looking forward to our teatime round-the-table discussions as we get further into their learning. I would like to think I am a person of integrity in… Continue reading INTEGRITY
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