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You’ve got a friend in me

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Does anyone else ever look in their kid’s room and think “this room is bursting at the seams, there is literally no room for ANY MORE TOYS”?  Or is it just me?  Toys, or objects that can be used as a toy, play a central role in the development of our children.  They encourage play […]

2020

Driving home for Christmas

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…oh wait…we can’t.  I’m sure there are many of you who have had Christmas plans shattered as the news last week told us that we could no longer spend Christmas elsewhere.  It came as a bit of a blow to us as I was hoping my parents could see Awena as they have basically missed […]

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Wake up and pay attention

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I learnt a valuable lesson on Saturday.  One of the challenges I have found in becoming a mum of two is making sure my attention appears fairly distributed.  Obviously, as a six-month-old, Awena requires more of my immediate attention; she needs to be fed, dressed, have her happy changed, be carried to get from A […]

autumn

I see the light

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Being a mum comes in all shapes and sizes.  There are so many wonderful experiences and so many challenges.  So many things to learn and so much to pass on.  Plenty to share and plenty not worth sharing.  Like, for example, I took Awena for her first swimming lesson today.  It was so special.  With […]

autumn

Brambly hedge

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As a kid, I have a fond memory of going blackberry picking with my mum the first weekend after school had started again in September.  Blackberries seem to be appearing earlier and earlier so we have already been and returned with a surprising haul.  We used half for the traditional crumble and the other half […]

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Morning has broken

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I thought today it might be nice to write something which can draw us away from the topic that seems to dominate most of our conversations at the moment.  By no means am I suggesting that it is not important and real, but I do believe a distraction is valuable now and then.  Therefore, I […]

Christmas

Deck the halls

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If you’re anything like me when your kid brings home a delightful hand-crafted decoration from school, you’ll do the classic “that’s lovely dear, tell me all about how you made it”, but secretly be thinking “do we really have to put that on the tree?!”  Hopefully, you’re not like me and you embrace the beautiful, […]

Christmas

Do you believe?

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My mum informs me that when I was a little girl she had to tell me that Father Christmas wasn’t real as apparently I was anxious about a big, fat man, dressed in red, coming into my room in the middle of the night.  I guess that stands to reason.  She also had to tell […]

autumn

Bubble Pop

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Hasn’t it been nice to have the sun over the last couple of days and appreciate the warmth of it in comparison to the crisp autumnal air?  After such a lot of rain, it has been a great blessing.  Nevertheless, the rain does force us to get more creative indoors and so Poppi and I […]

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If at first

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Have you ever heard of the expression “Achilles heel”?  So, it turns out my Achilles heel is quite prominent and features heavily in my life as a mum, wife, practitioner, friend, daughter, daughter-in-law, and whatever else I might be.  An Achilles heel is a weak spot, an area that despite overall strength, can lead to […]