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Keeping Them Busy This Easter

It is week two of the Easter School Holidays. We are starting to get a bit bored, and my purse is a bit empty so I've pulled together a few links to activities to do with the kids to keep them busy which won't cost too much either.   Nickelodeon have a great pack of… Continue reading Keeping Them Busy This Easter

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Fingerprints and Footprints

Today is the last full day of the current school term and as always the girls bring home a lot of their artwork. Amongst the piles of paintings, drawings, etc, were these two pieces done by my youngest.  I just love them, especially this one about fingerprints, the words are so poignant and worth remembering every… Continue reading Fingerprints and Footprints

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Realistic Advice for New Moms

When you are pregnant, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are, every Tammy, Darcy and Harriet is going to pass on their 'pearls of wisdom', however unwanted they may be. I get it NOW. You've gone through this life changing experience and you just want to share your knowledge, learnings and experiences… Continue reading Realistic Advice for New Moms

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I Am More Than Just A Mom

We've all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as 'just a mom' most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn't go with too. Instead I… Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Mom

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When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings

For the past 10 days I have been working on costumes for the girls. Their (Catholic) school celebrates Shrove Tuesday every year by having a fancy-dress day. Each year or class gets their own theme, and then the older years run a contest to determine a winner. For the younger kids (pre-school), it's not supposed… Continue reading When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings

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My Daughters Are Sisters

I originally took the photo in my featured image because as I went to tidy up their shoes left exactly like that, it struck me how different they are. At that exact moment I heard them laughing together in their shared bedroom. It was one of a million tiny moments in time where my heart… Continue reading My Daughters Are Sisters

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“Man Up, Princess”

I recently overheard some dad's talking, and one of them told the others how he told his daughter to "Man up, Princess". I am still not sure how I feel about this phrase taken as it is, but I haven't been able to get it out of my head. To put it into context his… Continue reading “Man Up, Princess”

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It’s Funny Now

So this happened today: Youngest throws a tantrum at the gym during her swimming lesson so we leave early.  She refuses to change so we just run to the car with her in her costume & towel, her still screaming for me to give her back her new shoes IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. … Continue reading It’s Funny Now

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5 Things I Never Leave The House Without

I have tried many times to downsize my handbag. Many. Many. Times. I continue to fail. Every time I start using a small, slick, pretty little purse style handbag I end up needing something I would usually carry but have had to compromise on because all you can really fit in a small bag is… Continue reading 5 Things I Never Leave The House Without

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The Lighter Side of Three

Yes, believe it or not, there is one. I got some lovely comments on my recent post: My Surprise Threenager. I have to say, most were other parents commiserating with me, sharing their experiences, and best wishes for the future. That's parenting sharing.  Then I got a comment from the lovely Nicole over at Tales from Mamaville.… Continue reading The Lighter Side of Three