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    Happy List #56: School Holidays edition – July 2020.

    Today is the first day of Term 3 and I can’t say I’m not relieved! But it hasn’t actually been that bad. Let’s just say that these holidays have lasted the exact right amount of time haha. There’s something you need to know about me. I often crave the beginning of the school holidays. Relaxed starts to the day (well there’s more of a chance than usual at least). No school lunches to prep. No worrying about uniforms and nagging my child to remember all his stuff all the time. But I get anxious. Sometimes I find school holidays at home just awfully triggering. I worry we’re not doing enough…

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    The Happy List #55

    Only a few days ago, I was having a real pity party for myself. My family and myself had just seen the light at the end of a long metaphorical tunnel with a particular situation and just when I was ready to relax a bit and celebrate almost finishing the school year, we were struck down with a couple of viruses that have been doing the rounds. BOO. Such an anticlimax. And right when the silly season fun was starting up. I missed Thanksgiving celebrations with close friends, plus a long awaited girls’ dinner. This being after a long period of a lack of social life due to constant bad…

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    Happy List #53

    I’ll be honest. I’m not writing this post because I am super high on life right now. I’m writing it because I’m effing exhausted and I have been waking up grumpy AF every day, thanks to the baby going through some kind of “let’s wake up at 3am” phase, followed by a very noisy husband who has to get up at 5am each day. He is also working some full on hours this week, which means a little less support at the end of each day too. You have no idea how much I am hanging out for Friday. Friday is the night Mr Unprepared takes over night time baby…

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    Happy List #52

    Life can get a little overwhelming and exhausting in these parts right now. I’m still trying to get a feel for being a family of 4 (just because I love it does not mean I am nailing it haha). I need to get more organised and find a rhythm that works for us. Stuff like easy but healthy dinners, ways to prep lunches, making online shopping work for me, getting better at handling the evening routine in a more timely manner, knocking off to-do lists more efficiently etc. Basically, time and energy saving ‘hacks’ (I hate how everything is called a ‘hack’ these days). Things I can achieve with a…

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    Happy List #51: The Little Things.

    Sometimes when parenting a baby, it’s the little things that can make you happy. Here are some of the things that give me joy these days. Sundays On Sundays, I get to sleep in. Until at least 7am. Because my husband is not riding his bike or working and he is able to help out. He has to get up early anyway to do some more work stuff from home which sucks but he has no choice and he gets it done. I also get to shower without being screamed at by a very small human. You see, during the week I am not one of those mums who doesn’t…

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    The Happy List #50: Birthday Week edition.

    Last week was my 33rd birthday week. Not just a day, but a week! I sure know how to milk something for all its worth haha. But y’know, sometimes you have to stagger out some of the celebration/s and somehow it just becomes one big festival of birthday. I am not complaining! I think being alive for another year is always something to celebrate, whether you’re 1 or 100! Or you know, some kind of obscure, non impressive, non-milestone number like 33. Although, 3 is my lucky number, so two of them next to each other has to be a good omen, right? RIGHT? Oh goodness, I hope so! I…

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    The Happy List #49

    Well, hello there Monday! How the hell are you? I am glad it’s a new week. Last week was quite emotionally draining. I made the most of it and there were definitely lots of positives to be experienced, but I think that the craziness that was my March finally hit me. You know when you’re in survival mode, so everything’s go go go and you don’t have time to think or even feel? And then you finally come back to a baseline of normality and it’s a bit of a crash? That. So I’ve decided to start this fresh week with a focus on the positives! Here are some things…

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    The Happy List #48

    Hello! How are you? It’s been a little while since I wrote a Happy List and I thought there was no time like the present to bust one out! Now and then, I like to take a moment to blog about the things that have made me happy recently. It helps me to focus on the positives and record good memories! Here are the things that have made the list this time… My mums’ group A lot of us got together to celebrate a member’s milestone birthday on the weekend. Things got a bit crazy, but gosh it made me so happy to be with my girls. I still marvel…

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    The Happy List #47

    In the last few days, I’ve been feeling a bit attacked by my anxiety monster (her name is Patrice because “NOBODY ASKED YOU PATRICE!” – it’s a How I Met Your Mother reference – too obscure?). The timing of it makes sense. It’s a busy time of year, I’m tired, my hormones are probably all over the place because my body can’t seem to get its act together fertility wise. I’m worried about the future (anxiety’s favourite pastime) because of that whole situation. As usual, I just have to wait her out. Patrice is a bitch and never knows when to leave, even though I’ve stood up and I’m holding…

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    The Happy List #46

    Happy Monday, everyone! I managed to dress myself and a small person and get that small person to school on time today, so that’s a win isn’t it? I was a bit thrown off because I could have sworn today was Sunday, after having a Saturday type of day yesterday. Know what I mean? So in a nutshell, let’s all cheer because I know what day of the week it is. Kicking goals, as usual. So here are some things that have made me happy lately… The Olympics are over! I know. I know. I am a jerk. I mean, I watched a bit of the Opening Ceremony. I ¬†accidentally…