• Confession: I don’t like being a mother!

    07 April 2014

    I have moments where it makes me happy and days when I hate it, but, by and large, I don’t like being a mother!

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  • One of those mornings

    03 March 2014

    This morning was one of those mornings.

    I woke up to my husband telling me we didn’t have enough bread to make sandwiches for everyone for lunch. So I drove down to the bakery only to remember that they don’t have EFTPOS and I didn’t have any cash in my purse. I quickly found an ATM, got some cash out and went back to the bakery to get some bread.

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  • The Christmas We Were Broke

    16 December 2013

    We lived lean that winter of 2002. After months of deep pay cuts and our first two months of unemployment, we were struggling to pay the bills and worrying how we’d provide for our nearly one-year-old baby girl.
    Michael and I figured the only gift that year would be the noble fir tree we found for $10 at a faraway Christmas tree farm, and we did delight in that big tree. Evenings on the floor reading books under its twinkle, holding our baby up so she could see the way lights danced against the fancy ornaments up top.

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  • Christmas Message from the Managing Director

    09 December 2013

    Shopping takes on a whole new look at this time of year with Christmas decorations, cakes, nuts, mince pies, hams, turkeys and shortbreads all filling the shelves of our supermarkets.  The streets and stores are pleasantly serenading us with carols while the television, and the magazines that fill our letterboxes are encouraging us to purchase things we may never have heard of, but are convincing us they are things our loved ones cannot live without.

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  • Where is Baby Jesus?

    02 December 2013

    As we walked into my husband’s work Christmas party we saw a jumping castle, a jumbo slide, a giant teacup ride, platters of food circulating through the crowd, and a very special seat with plush red cushions and a red carpet leading up to it.  The excitement was thick as we surveyed the amazing event and plotted our path.  We discussed what activities would be best to try to do before the arrival of Santa with his sack full of presents.  

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