Pieces of Me

Stealing Time

I cannot begin to define the year that has passed. If I did, I feel that my words would only reduce the significance of so many important events and moments to mere words on paper, a two dimensional memory and nothing more. I wish I could write that this year has been defined by my…

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Stories of You

Melissa and Rebekah: A Leap of Faith ~ Winner

  The winner has been selected for the Melissa and Rebekah: A Leap of Faith Giveaway Dan your entry was chosen to win the Hot Air Balloon and Alphabet pillow from Cupcakes and Cola Dan’s response was: Inspiration :). It is lovely when in laws get along. I love my sister in law. She is more like…

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Nine Months More

The Baby Items I Can’t Live Without

Pregnant with AJ and revelling in the idea that I was about to become a mum, I would spend so much time shopping and preparing. Overwhelmed by all the cute little baby clothes and toys it was a rare day when I would go out and not buy something for bub. Yet among the baby…

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Pieces of Me

Ready for Summer ~ Tiger Tribe Winner

  The two winner’s have been selected for the Tiger Tribe Giveaway Sarah your entry was chosen to win the Tiger Tribe pack. Sarah’s response was: This will be the first time I have ever been able to spend the whole Christmas Holidays with my little munchkins. Due to the fact I’m on Maternity Leave. I’m planning to…

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Stories of You

Melissa and Rebekah: A Leap of Faith

The mere mention of the word and most people shudder – the idea of the “in-laws” something we often joke and complain about. While some of us have loving relationships with our in-laws, many of us have the complete opposite. So when two women find themselves marrying brothers and becoming sisters-in-law how do they then…

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Pieces of Me

Pushing through Concrete

I do not know if it is the overwhelming exhaustion that I feel at this time of year. Or the empty sense that a whole year has passed and yet I feel like I have achieved so very little. But each day at the moment feels like I am pushing through concrete. The days feel…

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Hot Off The Press

And the bride wore red: how to dodge a wedding guest faux pas

Weddings are the one event that can either bring out the best or the worst in people. From the months of preparation leading up to the day to the last-minute panic at the end, there is so much to consider when it comes to wedding etiquette and taboos. The holy grail of wedding taboos is…

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Dads want it all, too

The juggling act of modern parenting and the pitfalls that come from having so many balls in the air has become increasingly vocalised by mothers. While we accept the stereotype of this harried mother, struggling to get the balance right between work and motherhood, we almost never discuss that dads might want to have it all too.…

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Pieces of Me

Ready for Summer ~ Tiger Tribe Giveaway

The moment the Christmas festivities are over, we are packing up our boys, their toys and escaping. Crazy as it may seem, we are embarking on yet another road trip and I couldn’t be more excited! Last year’s adventures, driving in and out of towns, snaking our way along the Australian coast proved that not…

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Pass the tissues: Three love letters to pets no longer with us

When the phone rings, in the middle of the night, we hold our breath and brace that sinking feeling of inevitable bad news. One night, as I reached to answer the phone whose ring cut through the silence nothing could prepare me for what was waiting. Mum’s voice whispered that our little Maltese terrier had passed and…

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