Pieces of Me

The Butterfly and the Storm

The butterfly and the storm

If I sit still for long enough, I can feel my mind start to let go. Let go of the heaviness of a year that has pulled, tugged and dragged me through waters of uncertainty and doubt. When I cast thought to this post, I instantly titled it “Weathering the Storm.” I had a clear…

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Pieces of Me

Twitter Karma

Twitter Karma

Very quickly after starting my adventures in the blogosphere I realised that as much as my blog is about words, it is also about numbers. Numbers that can consume and fill my mind space. Numbers that can drive paranoia. Numbers that, unlike words, I have no control over. At the beginning checking my blog statistics…

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The Kinnie Club

Christmas Cards

budget, christmas cards

The word budget is not often used in my house. But this year, I have dragged it out, dusted off the cobwebs and thrown it into good use for Christmas. Early-November and I thought that I had Christmas all sorted. Presents purchased early. Christmas menu budgeted and planned. No impulsive, shopping centre splurges. No splurges…

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Pieces of Me

My Christmas List

wooden blocks

There was a time when thoughts of my Christmas List conjured images of blue boxes with white ribbons, monogrammed handbags and shiny little things to hang from my ears. Now, my Christmas List is often for sleep and a long deserved rest, in the sun, away from the year that has been. Today I am…

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Santa vs The Snowman 3D Imax

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There’s nothing like a Christmas movie to get the kids into the Christmas spirit prior to the big day. We sent roving reporter,blogger and mum to two boys, Josefa Pete along to see Santa vs The Snowman 3D at IMAX Melbourne. Christmas isn’t Christmas without a heart-warming holiday movie. There is no better movie this…

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Nine Months More

I Believe in Angels

angels, allergies, eczema

Be careful what you wish for. The reality of AJ being seen at the Royal Children’s Hospital for his allergies and eczema was one of a six-to-twelve month wait. I wished it was sooner. Most mothers spend their lives wanting to keep their children out of hospital and here I was desperately wishing mine in.…

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Nine Months More

Do you start with onions?

brown onion, learning habits, nine months more

Mindlessly one Monday morning I found myself walking into the pantry, reaching down to the tub of brown onions. I pulled one out and walked back into the kitchen. With even less thought, I reached for the chopping board, then the knife. Within moments, the brown onion had been peeled, peelings thrown into the bin,…

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Nine Months More

The First Bite

hug mug, max brenner, allergies

A cold, wet Sunday. We were feeling lazy and deprived of our old life. We bundled up AJ, packed too much into the baby bag and headed into town. Sundays were once spent idling through stores, having long coffees, late lunches and had an incredible sense of lightness. We dared to feel that again. The…

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Pieces of Me

Daddy was Right – Winner

Tiger Tribe balance bike

  The winner has been selected for the Daddy was Right – Giveaway! Suzie Love your entry was chosen to win the Tiger Tribe Balance Bike. Congratulations! Please check your email and respond within 48 hours, so we can make the necessary arrangements. Thank you to everyone who entered and please remember Tiger Tribe’s extensive range…

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Nine Months More

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

PND wolf postnatal depression

Being pregnant with PJ and chasing a toddler at the same time meant that my second pregnancy was a whirlwind. I barely noticed the nine months passing. I barely noticed the anxiety of being pregnant again. I barely noticed the anxiety of birth. I barely noticed the anxiety of that first night. I barely noticed…

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