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How To Survive Your Sick Kids

My kids are sick, mainly the older one, but both of them. Their symptoms have ranged from a persistent cough lasting about 3 weeks, to stomach ache, to raging fevers of almost 40 degrees the past two nights in a row, runny noses (that's being polite), weeping eyes, you name it, they have it! Before… Continue reading How To Survive Your Sick Kids

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My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 5

This past week has been quite demanding and emotionally charged. My husband left on Saturday and we won't get to see him for about five weeks. The girls have been really good, but my eldest daughter's teacher did mention to me that she's been a bit teary this week. It's been a tough week for… Continue reading My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 5

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The Evolution Of Motherhood

Back when I was in the trenches of early motherhood, the days with the demanding toddler, emotionally charged with raging emotions, and the tiny baby, the moving to a new country where I knew no one, those trenches, back in those days I used to look at women who had "stopped" having more kids and think… Continue reading The Evolution Of Motherhood

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#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail: Week 1

Parenting Win vs Parenting Fail - Parents sharing their stories to normalise the ups and downs of the job.

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I Saw You Today …

... the mom just like me. I saw how when you entered the gym your two little girls were arguing, pushing and shoving each other. The elder one rushed through the turnstile and the younger one tried to follow, trying to emulate her sister, or retaliate, only to get smacked in the head by the… Continue reading I Saw You Today …

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My #Instaweek Round Up – Week 3

Welcome back to my latest #Instaweek Round-up. It's week 3 in the series, and things were a little tough this week. You can read about our horrific day on Monday here. Fortunately things picked up towards Friday, and I even managed to get a fun #friyay post out late Friday evening. They Were Bored … Honest! … Continue reading My #Instaweek Round Up – Week 3

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WARNING: Proud Mom Bragging

Well the great big annual soccer tournament has finally come and gone. In the last few weeks leading up to it the excitement and anticipation (never mind the endless practices at unreasonable times) felt like it would never end. In case you missed it, this past Saturday I was a 'Soccer Mom' in all the… Continue reading WARNING: Proud Mom Bragging

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#Instaweek Round-Up: Week 1

I have decided to do a post each week featuring my Top 5 photos on Instagram from that week. So here goes: No. 5 is this quote that my husband sent me. I loved it and was quite proud that he sent it to me so posted it on a whim. I think it's lovely.… Continue reading #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 1

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Birthday Party Politics

Birthday Party Politics. I'm not talking about adults, or teenagers, they can sort themselves out and live with the consequences. I'm talking about children. Little kids' birthday parties. When planning a party there are a number of things you have to take into consideration: Date - is your child's birthday in the middle of the… Continue reading Birthday Party Politics

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My Mother’s Day Spoils

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day. I know he read it so in the run up, expectiations were high. However during the week in the run up to Mother's Day, we realised we would have to tweak my 'wish list' so that it was a… Continue reading My Mother’s Day Spoils