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Lately

This week, let's just quietly sip our whiskey and dry, shall we? After my fourth week of simultaneous working and mothering, I have neither the strength nor the will to speak. I am, however, trying to revel in the micro-moments. If I could speak, I would tell you this about the week just ...

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Lottie

Lately

Oh, this work and mothering thing bites hard sometimes. I am an official wearer of the cranky pants this week. In fact, I believe I would be in the running to be elected President of the Cranky Pants, if Donald Trump hadn't so neatly stitched up the ...

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Healthy Chocolate Bliss Balls-2-2

Chocolate Crackle Bliss Balls

I made a huge batch of these for Max's after-school party recently, and most of them came home. Or so I thought. I think I must have just made way more chocolate bliss balls than I remembered because since the party I've been asked by no less than ...

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Intention - ONE WORD

Hello 2017 | One Word

Happy new year! Happy! New! Year! I'm not going to do the big spiel about the annus horribilis that was 2016, because yes, I get it, it was a bad one for so many across the globe. For me, it was merely just a slippery year that I never quite ...

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On the beach

Lately

I made a commitment to myself to write a catch up each and every Friday about what I've been up to, thinking, feeling, etc. It started because Bart told me he missed the way I used to blog because it felt like a diary of our family life. I missed it ...

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A wish for mums

A wish for mums for the new year

One of the things that makes me sad about online life is the number of mums who write about how lonely they are. It honestly breaks my heart how isolated, alone and unsupported so many mothers feel. I am so glad that social media exists to give ...

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Mary's House

How I unspoiled my kids

I shared an article on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, that was shared again and again. There is a lot about the article that I don't agree with (the headline, for one thing), but there was a lot in there that really resonated with me. I am ...

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My Best Isn't Good Enoughv

My best isn’t good enough

"We're all just doing our best." Honestly? If I hear that phrase one more time I will scream even louder than I screamed the last time I heard that phrase. I simply detest it. "Best" is quite possibly the blandest word in the world. What does ...

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