Our family loves books. Books have been a feature in our kids’ daily lives and routines since they were born. Our boys have some firm favourites when it comes to story time, so here’s a round up of them – perfect if you’re looking for ideas for a birthday present or a new book to look for at your local library (and you’ll enjoy reading them too!) Continue reading
The year is flying by. The leaves on the trees are changing colour here and I’m looking forward to the cooler weather. The last month or so has been full-on, so it felt like the perfect time to take stock again and practice a little gratitude.
Making: plans to get around to finish painting the boys’ rooms. Keep procrastinating though, painting ceilings is horrible.
Cooking: pasta. Comfort food for cooler weather.
Drinking: shiraz – perfect weather for a glass of red in the evening, and peppermint tea during the day.
Reading: a good old chick-lit paper back, and a fascinating, if not rather heavy, history of the creation of the NSA and GCHQ. Polar opposites, I know.
Wanting: to sleep, and read Big Magic.
Imagine having to choose between buying food for yourself and your family, or buying sanitary products. Most of us, I imagine, do not have to make this choice and are able to purchase or access both. Unfortunately, some women can’t. Continue reading
I learned something new today: I should not go shopping without my kids. Why? Because kids keep you focused. Kids are the perfect excuse to dodge and avoid the stalls in the middle of the shopping centre. The pop-up booths where they lunge at you as you walk past and thrust flyers into your hand, or try and rub strange smelling hand cream on you. Continue reading
I love reading. To be able to shut out the rest of the world for just a little bit, and lose myself in a book – that is bliss. Although now, as most parents would agree, once kids come along, there isn’t always a lot of time for you. When those moments do come along, you need to grab them and make the most of the small window of time. Continue reading
Personally, I don’t like the term “resolution” when people are discussing their list things they want to do for the year ahead. They worry about making New Year’s resolutions, and then sticking to them. Continue reading
Full-on, exhausting. But also incredibly exciting.
I’ve crunched the numbers and am blown away by the results.
Since starting Life, kids and a glass of red back in March this year, it has been viewed over 9000 times. Continue reading
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I initially started my blog as a bit of an outlet for my random thoughts. Therapeutic typing. But over the months, I’ve been fortunate to gain some wonderful followers, like Yes Peas Mumma, who not only read and seem to enjoy my random thoughts, but go to the effort to nominate me for a blogging award. Kind of of like a blogosphere high-five. It makes me happy. Continue reading
My boys are growing up so fast. I’m sure that before I know it, they’ll have finished school, be driving cars and finally have grown out of their fussy eater stages and will be eating us out of house and home.
But before they grow stubble and grow up, there are so many things I’d like to make sure they know. Continue reading