Camping party

Lately

Last Saturday we had 14 kids to a sleepover. They were meant to all be outside in tents, but the weather had other ideas, so instead they were all in our lounge room. Last year I swore I would never again host a slumber party and yet, there I was pleading for mercy at 2 o'clock in the morning.  ...

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Birthday Lottie

Lately

This week has been full to the brim with Lottie birthday goodness. She is suddenly nine. We had her traditional sushi train / ice cream / Vivid Lights birthday night on Tuesday. She loves to do the same thing every year and it suits us just fine. ...

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Sugar

Lately

It's been a goodly while between drinks I know. I accidentally stopped writing here for a while and then I did it deliberately to see what would happen. Would I feel less busy if I removed this one thing? Would I miss it? Would you miss it? Like ...

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Siblings getting along just fine

Siblings getting along just fine

Lottie and Max have a rather fraught relationship. They are similar personalities in many ways (don't tell them I said that), but they clash on the regular. Finding common ground when you are an 8-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy can be ...

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Renovation begins

The world’s longest renovation begins

About three years ago, on this here blog, I talked about how desperately our bathrooms needed a renovation. Actually, I think I first mentioned a reno about five years ago, but hey, who's tracking these things? Nobody, that's who. That's part of my ...

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Walking to school

Walking home from school (shine only)

My kids walk home from school each day, plodding a well-worn path out the back of the school, down a track past the scout hall, across a local oval and playground and down our long, winding street. It's about a 15-20 minute walk, depending on ...

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Hail bucket

Lately

We all act badly sometimes and it's mortifying to get caught out doing it. I had a major road ragey turn at the intersection at the top of our street on Friday. There was a car turning right off the main road that I had to give way to, but it didn't ...

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100 Days of Pushups Challenge

100 Days of Pushups Challenge

I've committed to doing the 100 Days of Pushups Challenge and when I mentioned it on Facebook, lots of you wanted to make the commitment too. So I thought about creating a Facebook group to keep us all on track. But you know what? I struggle to ...

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We make time for the things we love

We make time for the things we love

There was a vast desert full of crickets and tumbleweeds and then there was... a rushing river. I've had quite a few emails from you all, wanting to know how I managed to break my blog silence: "How did you get your mojo back?" "Where is the ...

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