Friday, December 14, 2018
Home Motherhood

Motherhood

my journey through motherhood

It’s less than a month till I go to Disneyland. Forget about the countdown to Christmas. The kids are reminding me every day how many days are left until we see Cinderella’s Castle. I can feel the excitement start...
It’s around this time of year I start to collate Christmas gift ideas for teachers and educators who have made a difference in each of my girls' lives. I know receiving a gift of appreciation is not expected and...
It’s been 7 months since I started my new job and I’m quite amazed at how this year has unfolded for me. No week is the same. In fact, every week is different as my shifts could be at...
Whenever there is a change in season, you can be guaranteed a cold will come with it. And when one person brings a cold home, it’s only fair everyone in the home catches it because sharing is caring, right?...
Last Wednesday when I picked Esther and Maggie up from school, I surprised them by saying their schooling term had finished earl. I had pulled the plug on Term 3, two days out because we NEEDED a break. A...
If you’re looking for experiences for a kids’ party or just because, Little Miss Pretty Pamper Parties may be the right indulgence for your princess or prince. It’s a pamper salon experience for children. I usually have a small party...
Working from home during the school holidays can be tricky and I’ve learned to embrace the chaos and prioritise what work needs to be done. I read somewhere that we are only given 18 summer holidays with our kids...
I thought I had last week to get myself sorted for the impending school holidays, which always take me by surprise, despite them being the same time every year. But last week ended up being a write off of sorts...
On my desk, I have Proverbs 31: 10-31 framed on my desk. It was a handout given a few years ago at church for Mother’s Day that I took home and got framed. The Proverbs 31 woman is certainly the...
If my children ask me what I want for Mother’s Day, I will tell them I’d like a cuddle in bed, a nap in the afternoon and a meal together where we can enjoy each other’s company. The thing is...
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Two at School

Since the 1st of January, my girls have been so eager to get to school. Their impatience led to tears when they learned how many weeks and days they would have to wait until they could go to school....
The school holidays have been a much welcome interruption to our normal daily routine. It’s been great not having anywhere to go, allowing us to go anywhere we want to go because we can. These past two weeks have...
We made it. This week has been quite epic. With my eldest two finishing Kindy and School, and Phoebe going to her first Daycare concert (which turned into a disaster and had a lot of tears) I’m quite glad...
The Christmas craziness has certainly not waned in our household. It’s prevented me from my regular blog posting over the last month or so. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel though with nothing really...
This post has been written in collaboration with NRMA When I found out I was pregnant with Phoebe, I knew a new car was on the cards for our family. The surprise pregnancy was the catalyst for us making a...
A week or so ago, I shared a photo on Facebook of myself standing on my Shakti Mat and it received a bit of interest and questions about the mat. I thought I’d share what a Shakti Mat is...
There was a time where I was anti-women getting into trades. I was an end-of-third year apprentice, had just finished my Diploma in Fashion Styling and I was about to complete my last block of TAFE for my plumbing...
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 videos on the ABC4Kids app, they were videos of when...
The last three weeks have been incredibly busy for me. Let’s be honest, life is always busy! But whenever school holidays roll around, I always make a to-do list of things I'd like to get done because the days...
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 sees Poppy or a Troll, she points and says...
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 more packed lunches or rushing to get everyone’s hair...
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. More than ever, I think we do need days like...