I remember when my children were babies and toddlers, and people would often remark to me that ‘the days are long but the years are short’.
Do you find yourself reflecting on what life has handed you? Or hasn’t handed you? Do you sometimes wonder ‘What if?’ or ‘Why?’
I do. Continue reading “Loving The Life You Didn’t Choose”
When my daughter turned 18 she had a fairy/pirate children’s themed birthday party complete with children’s party games. Continue reading “Catering for Special Diets”
My son started full time school this year and while I knew it would be a challenge for him, I didn’t expect it to be quite so taxing on the whole family as well. Continue reading “Burning Up”
A few years ago, I was at my kitchen sink looking out of the window as I did another round of dishes. My eyes focused in on the bottlebrush tree directly in line with the window. Continue reading “Reigniting your spark – finding joy through gratefulness”
As a new mum there was one phrase that just about made me gag… mothers group… ARGHH!! Continue reading “Welcome at MOPS”
Perhaps you have just finished your first week of being a school mum. Or maybe you are like me, and your fourth child has just entered the world of formal education.
I love the start of a new year. Blank pages in a diary. A new calendar hanging on the wall. A blank slate, with days that stretch ahead full of the unknown. I also love filling those pages, making plans, organising myself, my family and others. Continue reading “Finding Your Fire in 2019”
If you knew without a doubt when your son or daughter was born, that they would be the Prime Minister of Australia in their 30s, would it change the way you raised them? Continue reading “Mary, Did You Know?”
I love to entertain. I love big, noisy dinner parties with lots of guests, food and good conversation. Yet for many years we did not host Christmas for my husband’s family. The reason? I was still not Italian, not Catholic and not right for Carlo in their eyes and, for me, Christmas with my in-laws was a difficult time. Continue reading “Conflict at Christmas”