motherhood

I’m a Tree; She’s a Bird

March 31, 2014

“I feel scared about facing this week,” I said to my husband yesterday. That sounds rather pathetic, especially when I write it down like that.  But it’s true! I have this fear, anxiety you might call it.  Matt is away, which isn’t unusual, but I am feeling so weary at the end of this school [...]

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Keep on Keeping on: Health and Fitness (week 1)

February 1, 2014

Keep on Keeping on: Health and Fitness It isn’t a great heading for this post and I know it.  There’s a lot of noise about weight loss around these days, and much of it is sensationalised.  If I really wanted to get good click throughs to what I’ve written here, I probably should have titled [...]

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The Small Blessings That Speak Truth

December 11, 2011

I wish I thought to take a picture of all the rubbish that came home in my children’s bags on the last day of school. It was epic!  Think this picture below times at least 100.  This is just the remnants; the stuff that was salvageable. School is finished and I managed to get through [...]

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A Special Mother-Moment

November 1, 2011

After a hard week, it takes just one special moment to reinforce what a privilege it is to be a mother. You know those moment that take your breath away? Let me back track a little. My two older girls started training in Rhee Tae Kwon Do before I did. After watching for a few [...]

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A Squeaky Wheel

October 16, 2011
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REEEK, REEEK, REEEK, REEEK. Jolly pram. REEEK, REEEK, REEEK, REEEK. My feet hit the ground, falling in rhythm with the repetive screech of the pram wheel as I walked the short path to pick up my school children. I walked fast, as I like to do. Just up ahead, I saw a small grandma with [...]

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I Don’t Want to Give My Kids Advice

October 12, 2011

 I don’t want to give my kids advice, I want to impart wisdom. Advice:  a proposal for an appropriate course of action Wisdom: ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight Many will give my children’s advice as they mature — doctors, dentists, teachers, friends, colleagues – but as a mother, I want to [...]

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