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Date Night, Every Night?

We tried to do date night. For years we tried to work out nights when: hubby didn’t have to work late, didn’t have a meeting, I didn’t have work, mum had a free night to watch the boys, it wasn’t clashing with anyone’s timetable, schedule or GoT night. We would pick somewhere hip young Melbournians…

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I Have A Secret

There has been a lot going in my life, my family and the lives of my friends this year. A spectrum of happy stories and not-so-happy ones.  The one resounding thing I have learnt from the year has been: we are all very good at judging each other. We all know better. Have the better…

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Ten years ago I had no idea what it meant to be a parent. There I was in my effervescent maternal glow, ready to burst at the seams pregnant with AJ. All the glory and radiance of impending motherhood around me and no clue whatsoever what lay ahead. How could anyone possibly? Motherhood, birth and…

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Noise

I have a little system I try to follow when I write my blog posts. Nothing ground breaking. I make an effort to post in my different categories so that the posts rotate and one category does not get more posts than another. Some of you may not even know that I have categories, but…

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Binge Watching Mad Men

In this house there is an Xbox, multiple television’s, iPad’s, Netflix streaming and a Foxtel account. In this house are three boys, well one husband and two boys, who have an endless list of possibilities when it comes to doing something in their down time. In this house down time is paramount for the boys.…

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Summer Dreaming – Tiger Tribe Giveaway

Summer dreaming is easy to do lately. As the year winds down all I look forward to are endless summer days not doing very much at all. We are spending this summer at home, not away. A summer where the pace slows right down. Where the schedule gets put away for next year. Where the…

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Parenting Perfect Children

It was only recently that I started to change the way I looked at my children. Change the glasses of expectation I view them through. I’m not sure what caused the shift. Maybe it was something I read, maybe it was something I saw in myself when I looked in the mirror every day. Either…

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Ten More Summers

In the stream of social media I paused long enough to read an article a few weeks back, an article for the life of me I can’t find now to link to this post. Nevertheless the message of the article was important enough to linger. It was a parenting article that told the story of…

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Too Busy Sleeping

A book is born long before it exists on the shelves of a book store. Books are born into the hearts of those who write them years before that day. Still when the day does finally arrive and the book is sitting on those book store shelves the feeling must be out-of-this-world-amazing. I sat across…

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Watching the Time

For the past eight weeks we have been watching the time. For the most part it has been unbearable. Last year my parents bought AJ and PJ a cuckoo clock. At the time I could not think of a worse present for them to receive. A cuckoo clock meant noise, lots of constant and persistent…

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