All posts tagged family

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Australian Animal Cupcakes For Australia Day

Australian Animal Cupcakes for Australia Day You know you’re in the full swing of the year when school starts and the Australia Day public holiday comes up. Usually the public […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Barbie Party

Maggie Turns 3 and Celebrates in Barbie Style

On Saturday, my Maggie turned 3. Holy Freaking Moly. I remember holding Magdalene as a baby and having a ‘moment’ with her. She was only a day or two old and she looked […]

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A Breast Check Scare and a Baby Dedication

Life is really like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will get. I think each week we are given a new box to open and we can […]

Practice What I Preach

July has been a busy month. It’s been a month of celebrations and hard work. I’ve been dealing with issues that I honestly never thought I’d have to deal with. […]

Having a margin

Why having a margin is essential in life

Life has been crazy busy since Phoebe was born. At the beginning of this year I was able to source some writing work which has often kept me up until […]

Tiffany & Co Party

Our Phoebe & Co. 1st Birthday Party

Our Phoebe turned 1 on Saturday. The big 1. How did that happen? It doesn’t feel all that long ago that I brought her home as a darling newborn. I […]