Rhythms of the home

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There's so many parts of your day as a Mum that are the same day in, day out. The mundane tasks we do each day to keep things ticking along that make up the rhythms of our days. In the mornings the light is bright, the air cold and the pace fast. Starting slowly as we wake and rise, checking the … [Read more...]

Maintenance Monday

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It's Monday. Again. Gosh it comes round quick doesn't it? For me, I usually set aside Monday for my love/hate relationship with #maintenancemonday. A day to clean up from the weekend, if we have had visitors, tackle the washing pile, get through my emails, bills to pay and desk to clean up. I try … [Read more...]

Maggie is 2 months old!

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It's OK, I am shocked too. How can it be that a whole other month has passed by and my little squawky, brand new, chicken legged baby is 2 now months old? Sheesh. But somehow she is! The little brand new baby is being replaced with a chubbier version, with a few more chins and rolls starting … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 15th July 2015 edition}

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It feels SO good to be back into some kind of routine...oh I'm nothing if predictable when it comes to my days. The girls are back at home, so Maggie and I are hanging. She's talking so much...we have these lovely little sound conversations with each other for minutes at a time cooing and gah-ing … [Read more...]

Frank is now 1!

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Yesterday it was a whole year since this little fella made his way into the world. While it hasn't been a year since we got him (that was in Septemeber) yesterday was his actual birthday. Remember that first time the girls saw him? Still one of my favourite things to watch! If you go … [Read more...]

On this day…making a tree change

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Do you have that app on Facebook that shows you what you were doing on this day over a number of years? I do, and every morning I have a trip down memory lane re-discovering what I was doing. Last year we were away so there's lots of lovely summery, happy photos. Then a few years further back are a … [Read more...]

The story of Maggie’s Birth day {The background}

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There's so much to share and tell about all this that this may be ridiculously long and all over the place, but it's something that I want to share mostly for me, like most things on my blog. You see this blog while read by thousands of other people every day, is a reminder of things for me. Like … [Read more...]

Happy farm days

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We've been very focused on time around here heading to inevitable deadline where everything will change for all of us in the next little while. Getting through the School term, and then Easter, and now here we are in between the life that we have known for the past 5 and a half years and the new one … [Read more...]

Easter 2015

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Here we are on Easter Monday, not quite at the end of the long weekend, but most of the hard work behind us. When we moved to the village we weren't quite aware of the work that goes into Easter...we have our annual market (which is also the main fundraiser for the school) and of course we always … [Read more...]

Shit they don’t tell you in the baby books

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You guys! It's ALMOST the end of term 1 (well for those of us not in VIC who are already on holidays the lucky buggers!). And if you have had a Kinder start school this term, and if you have had an anxious Kinder kid start you will be feeling a little like we are: emotionally, and physically … [Read more...]

Marriage: 10 years on

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It was a beautiful Autumn day just like it today 10 years ago when Rob and I were married on the lawn in front of his Dad's house at the farm on Easter Saturday 10 years ago today. The sun was shining, the boys kilts blowing in the gentle breeze, my bouquet of wild daisies and flowers pretty in the … [Read more...]

Books for 8 yr olds

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As a kid I loved to read - I always had my head tucked away escaping to some adventure or place far away. I devoured them as a teenager and managed to keep it up as an adult when I was working before smart phones stole away any spare time I always had my head in a book on a bus or train. Rob loved … [Read more...]

Today is your day

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Harps, it's my job to remember all the bits that you won't growing up and today was a big one. You started School. FINALLY. After asking me over and over if it was Thursday yet, it was and the time was here. It was cold this morning, unseasonably for late January with an autumnal chill in the air. … [Read more...]

The prettiest sight you’ll see…

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It's a warm, dark and stormy afternoon here at home. Our visitors left late morning and then the girls and I set ourselves the task of getting the Christmas decorations out. We usually start it all off by going to the Christmas tree farm (you can see how we did it in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) but … [Read more...]

Keeping score

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My Mum and step Dad are away at the beach for a few days and Mum sent me a photo on the weekend...her scrabble scoreboard pad that stays with their board from just before I had Harper. Pay no attention to my terrible score. You see in our family we have a tradition of writing down where we … [Read more...]

Harper turned 5

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It takes a really long time to get to five. A lifetime it seems when you are small. I think 5 holds some kind of magical power in the minds of little people...when they get to 5 all kinds of things will happen. I've heard so much "but when I turn 5...when I get to be 5..." and I think it might be … [Read more...]

Hardest working toy

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As you know I have been on a cleaning FUH-RENZY these past few days. The ghost of spring cleaning has taken over my body and I am powerless to refuse its force. Today I dropped the kids at school, went via the reject shop to buy some storage containers, quickly met a deadline and tackled Daisy's … [Read more...]

Long days, fast years

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I was making Daisy's bed this morning, going about my business in a quick and efficient manner, the way that I do in a blur in the mornings...calling out deadlines for the TV off, breakfast to be eaten, spelling words to be done, when I pulled the doona tight, plumped the pillow and added in the … [Read more...]

What do you need to get for a baby?

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If there was one reason for me to be a fully fledged "mummy blogger" than THIS is it. As you know, my beloved little sister Lucy is having a baby! Yay! So I get to completely let out any cluckiness I may or may not be feeling on her little bebe that is due at the start of December. She has ALL OF … [Read more...]

Life at 36, 11 months and 3 weeks

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I wake in the mornings around 6.30 or 7, by Daisy walking in. She still needs to say she is up although she will head out and fend for herself. Some days I wake all by myself, a miracle in itself, and approximately 345 times better than having someone yell at you or for you, the very first thing in … [Read more...]