All posts tagged family

November is the new December

November is the new December

I don’t know about you, but I feel like November is the new December. I am booked every Friday Night and Saturday night in November until the first weekend in […]

a life well lived by Nanna her passing

A Life Well Lived – What Does That Look Like?

This week we celebrated the life of Jacob’s Nanna, Ethel Pansy Senyard. Known as Pan to friends and family, but nanna to us. I had just had a lovely breakfast […]

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August is Now a Memory, Spring is Going to be Fun

Last night as I was getting dinner ready, the girls were sitting at the kitchen bench, entertaining themselves by watching videos on the iPad. But they weren’t YouTube videos or […]

Phoebe's trolls party

Phoebe’s Trolls Party

We are a little obsessed with Trolls in our house. We listen to the Trolls soundtrack everyday – so much so, Phoebe knows the words to every song. Whenever she […]

holidays and end of an era

Holidays and Seasons

We’ve made it. We’ve finished the first semester of school and we’re officially on holidays. No more rushing to do two (sometimes three!) drop-offs for the next two weeks. No […]

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All I Want For Mother’s Day

I love Mother’s Day. I love all celebrations through-out the year because they make me pause from my routine. They help me reflect on being grateful for what I have. […]

very bad moments

When Life has Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Moments

When I feel overwhelmed by my family and life in general, I like to watch a movie that reminds me I much prefer my crazy than someone else’s. I love […]

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Why My Kids’ Fussy Eating Habits Don’t Bother Me – Hivita Liquivita for Kids Review

This post has been written in collaboration with Hivita If you have kids with fussy eating habits… you’re not alone. I have some of those in my household too. That’s […]

life explodes

When Life Explodes From One End to The Other

When life explodes from one end to the other Last Friday (the week before last) I was exhausted because I had been up all night with Esther as she battled […]

australian animal cupcakes

Australian Animal Cupcakes For Australia Day

If you’re looking for a fun baking activity to do with the kids, that celebrates Australia, these Australian Animal Cupcakes are not only a treat, but A LOT of fun […]

school and kindy year

And So We Start Another School and Kindy Year

And So We Start Another School and Kindy Year How fast did those six weeks of school holidays roll around? Admittedly, last week I was ready for my girls to […]

chocolate nativity scene

Chocolate Nativity Scene Take 2 – “Mum There Were Sheep at the Birth of Jesus”

After the success of last year’s chocolate nativity scene, I decided to make another earlier this week with my girls. As I was setting out the lollies and blocks of […]

christmas how I love you

Oh Christmas How I Love You

Oh Christmas how I LOVE you. I truly do enjoy this time of year. Although it feels like I’ve been preparing for Christmas for MONTHS. The girls and I have […]

grandma showed me love is an action

My Grandma Jones Showed Me Love is an Action

I once gave my Grandma Jones a magnet that said, ‘when the going gets tough, head to grandma’s’ and head there I would, when the going got tough. The going […]

school mum friends

An Unexpected Blessing

I never expected my friendship groups to change so much since having children. While motherhood can be isolating and sometimes lonely, I’ve found there are always opportunities to make new […]

best gimmicky father's day gifts

The Best Gimmicky Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Dad That Has Everything

It’s Home Improvement Thursday and usually I’d have a blogpost about plumbing or improving your home or something home related. But today I’m going to break the rules. Instead, I’m […]

40 ways children change your house

40 Ways Your House Will Change Once You Have Kids

Kids. They are amazing creatures whom you love to the moon and back, but they can frustrate the heck out of you. And none of this frustration is EVER put […]

shopkins party

Partying Shopkins Style

On Saturday I had 25 kids attend Esther’s 6th Birthday and the theme was Shopkins. After writing for a party website and always discovering new themes each week to write […]

facebook live video with little kids

How to do a Facebook Live Video With Little Kids

Last Tuesday was a busy day for me. I felt a bit like the main character from that movie “I don’t know how she does it” because I was heading […]

my what big eyes you have

My, What Big Eyes You Have

This last weekend was one of the most enjoyable and productive weekends I have had in a long while. I recently cancelled swimming lessons just so we can have a […]

Mount Tamborine Day trip with kids

Mount Tamborine Day Trip With Kids

Yesterday, Jacob and I celebrated 11 years of marriage. The weather on the day was quite similar to what we had on our special day all those years ago. We […]

highs and lows of life collide

When The Highs and Lows of Life Collide

Trigger Warning for those who have experienced child loss. Early Friday night our home phone rang. When I picked it up it was my brother Andrew apologizing for ruining my […]