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A letter to my seven-year-old

To my darling seven-year-old We awoke at the same time on your seventh birthday. With the late sunrise and block-out blinds in New Zealand, it was easy to sleep in. As we ran into each other on our way to the bathroom, you gave me a smile that made my heart melt. You nestled into […] Read more…

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Our amazing family holiday in New Zealand

We’ve just arrived home from a glorious two-week family holiday in New Zealand. Two whole weeks in the beautiful South Island, my husband Dave’s birthplace and old stomping ground. Dave has been mad keen for a long time for the girls to experience winter in New Zealand. We prayed there would be enough snow for […] Read more…

Red Dog: True Blue

Family movie afternoon with Red Dog: True Blue

We’ve been getting into the family movies lately in a big way. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to reach the stage of parenting, where you can sit down with your children to a DVD that isn’t Dora or Paw Patrol. With the girls six and four now, I’ve been pushing the boundaries […] Read more…

The story of the sprinkle shorts

In a rage* one afternoon last week, I threw my four-year-old’s teddy out the window of our two-storey home. That’s right, her beloved ‘raggie’ went bye-byes. One … two … three … out the window. Boom! As I flung Teddy out the window into the crisp night air to fall to his death the damp […] Read more…

This is 40

Time to ring in a new decade, peeps. This old girl is 40 today! Can I hear a ‘hell yeah!’? (Don’t mind me if I don’t look overly pumped in this photo. It was taken yesterday when I was battling a throat and sinus infection. Ick!) Part of me can’t freaking believe that I’m FORTY […] Read more…

The thin scowl line

I have a line on my forehead right between my eyebrows. This line and I … this crease … this wrinkle, are not friends. I’m no stranger to lines on my face. I’m almost forty, so sure, there are a few. I like those little lines around my eyes. They show that I’ve smiled a […] Read more…

Archie and the Bear

An interview with Zanni Louise: Archie and the Bear

I’m thrilled to share with you today an interview with children’s author and dear friend, Zanni Louise, about her new children’s book, Archie and the Bear. Zanni was one of the first bloggers I started following. I so easily became lost in her words about life and motherhood. She has a knack for captivating her […] Read more…

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