At Our House, Musings

Girl in chaos

This is my girl through and through. She lives in her own frenetically paced bubble. Yesterday when she jumped out of the car I just had to snap this pic - it's so her. In the seven minute drive from school to home she managed to pull everything out of her bag and then scramble… Continue reading Girl in chaos

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Beautiful Heart

My daughter is without doubt, the biggest challenge of my life so far. I love her dearly - each and every part of her that makes her ... well, ... her. But boy oh boy is my intelligent, highly emotional, stroppy, strong-willed girl a challenge to every bit of patience that I have. She was the… Continue reading Beautiful Heart

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Not the last bullying post (Part One)

Background: For those of you who weren’t with me last year, we had quite the saga with our youngest child, Nat, being bullied at school. Long story short, she’s now at a different school. If you want to read the back story, you can read Bullying Sucks, and Bullying Still Sucks. Here I was, all… Continue reading Not the last bullying post (Part One)

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Full moon madness (nothing spooky here!)

Yesterday my good friend text me to remind me there's a full moon on Friday. That's two days from now. She always gets in touch early in the week to warn me it's coming up. Why? Yeah fair question. Do I have some strange moonlight dance ritual I need to fulfil each month? Oh no. So… Continue reading Full moon madness (nothing spooky here!)

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Bullying still sucks

Regular readers of Abbie's Babble might be aware of our struggles this year with bullying (my seven-year old daughter has been bullied over the last few months). Unfortunately, things have hit an all-time low and I felt forced to remove my girl from school for the rest of the year (our school year finishes in 10… Continue reading Bullying still sucks

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books, Scripted Sunday

Scripted Sunday: The Voice Within

I have to admit, I'm a bit of a Christina Aguilera fan. She has some terrifically strong lyrics in her songs - not to mention she's one heck of a singer! I remember hearing this song 'The Voice Within' well before I was a mum, and always thinking 'this will be a great song for… Continue reading Scripted Sunday: The Voice Within

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When being yourself equals trouble

Over the weekend I had a great chat with my daughter, quite possibly, the best so far. We had a two-hour road trip and we talked. And we talked. The. whole. time. I can't speak for Nat, but for me, that was so good for my soul. I feel like we totally connected and were both… Continue reading When being yourself equals trouble

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books, Scripted Sunday

Scripted Sunday: Overcomer

This is my daughter's favourite song. Which I love for her - awesome lyrics. Not that I've created it, I'm going to print this and put it up on her noticeboard...

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To my strong-willed, passionate, very loved, almost-8-year-old daughter

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

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Me and my girl

This weekend Nat and I had an action packed weekend as we headed down to the city (Wellington for those of you who know NZ) to see a show. The show was The Sound of Music - I was super excited to introduce Nat to the story and the songs. I was about the same age… Continue reading Me and my girl

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ISN’T IT IRONIC

Daily prompt: 10,000 Spoons Irony is the littlest person in the house, having the biggest bed! Seriously, look at the size of that → → → Yes our little person (with the gorgeously big personality) has a KING size bed. We put it up today after picking it up on the weekend - a generous gift. The other… Continue reading ISN’T IT IRONIC

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LEARNING LESSONS … THE EASY WAY

Last week while I was folding washing after school I heard a crash from the kitchen. The crash followed by that momentary deafening silence, where you know that the culprit knows they have done something wrong. Then the panicked shouts and tears begin. So what was that crash? It was my daughter learning a lesson… Continue reading LEARNING LESSONS … THE EASY WAY

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BOOK WEEK

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

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FOR MY CHILDREN

The other night while Nat was having one of her meltdowns (for lack of a better word) I REALLY felt the need to reassure her of my love. I KNOW she knows how much I love her, I'm pretty sure I say and show it daily in different ways. But sometimes I feel like she's… Continue reading FOR MY CHILDREN

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WATCHING HER HEALING HURT

Last night we had another gut wrenching evening with Nat. It came from nowhere, they always do, these intense waves of emotion that rise from nothing and in a moment consume her so completely. As a mama, I feel like my heart literally cracks each time I see her like that - my baby in… Continue reading WATCHING HER HEALING HURT

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OLD HABITS DIE HARD

In our previous life, before we were Harris6, Nat often (almost always) crept into my bed at night to sleep. It started when she was about two and I went back to work full-time. I think we so craved each others time and presence, even asleep would do. I realised very quickly that I'd bitten… Continue reading OLD HABITS DIE HARD

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SOME THINGS STAY THE SAME

This week Nat officially became part of the Girl Guide movement. At age seven she's a Brownie. The enrollment ceremony was a real goose-bump mummy moment for me, and it made me realise how glad I am that not everything in life changes at a million miles an hour. It does seem like there's not much about my… Continue reading SOME THINGS STAY THE SAME