• Little Miss,  Little Mister,  Weekly Wrap Up

    2019 Weekly Wrap Up #10

    The 10th week of 2019 was a bit of a shit show (literally at one point). If I never have to repeat that again I will be a happy woman. Still, I am glad that there were some truly great moments tucked away in there. Those moments are the things you can hold onto when you’re having a not-so-great time, for sure! March 5 – Tuesday I had a sore shoulder today. Woke up that way. I think I slept funny or had strained something. It made it a bit difficult to look after the Little Miss, who needs to be lifted and carried a lot. I took the Little…

  • Little Miss,  milestones,  Parenting,  Weekly Wrap Up

    2019 Weekly Wrap Up #8

    It’s amazing how recording a little bit about my day – every single day without fail – in my little paper journal has really made me look closely at my life and how I want to live it. There’s nowhere to hide from the not so great stuff that could be improved on and there’s an amazing honesty about it. There’s also something good in every day and there’s been so much clarity about the make up of my 2019 so far. To be honest, this year has been more stressful than it should have been and I think I might have just ‘got used to it’ and become more…

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    2019: Weekly Wrap Up #7

    How are you? I’m typing this after 5 hours of sleep. I am so tired but so wired right now which seems to be the story of my life! Anyway, here is my recap of the 7th week of 2019. I’ve fallen behind but I’m stubborn if nothing else, so I am just going to write these posts at my own pace! I’ve been doing this thing where I have challenged myself to write a little page in a paper journal every day of 2019. I don’t share everything publicly, so think of this blog series as a bit of a highlight reel (not to say that everything I share…

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    2019: Weekly Wrap Up #6

    I’m falling a bit behind on these weekly updates on the mundanity of my life. Oops! I thought about chucking this series in, because I am not really sure if anyone even reads it or finds it remotely interesting, but then I realised I am frickin’ stubborn and a part of me would bug out about not completing a task I’ve set myself! 😝 So here goes… February 5 – Tuesday Today was a pretty damn good day! The Little Miss was settling into the Little Mister’s routine surprisingly well, fitting two day sleeps in during school hours. The Little Mister came home from his 2nd day of school really…

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    2019: Week 5.

    This week was a pretty busy one! I was well aware it was the last week of the school holidays and I had so much to tick off! Here’s my wrap up of week 5 of 2019 (which includes the end of the longest month of the year and the Little Mister’s first day of year 2)… January 29 – Tuesday This day was a terrible day on paper. The Little Miss had just had a really rough night and had to have her immunisations (right on her morning nap time too)! When we got to the clinic there was a 20 minute wait (at least) and she was restless…

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    2019: Week 4

    Wow, is January not the longest month of the year? I am not hating it, but it’s so strange how everything slows down at this time of the year! Maybe it’s just because I’m a school mum? Who knows. I wondered when I’d start to wish for school to go back and I am really quite impressed with myself that the feeling only kicked in this week haha. Here’s my wrap up of the 4th week of 2019… January 22 – Tuesday I had started the week feeling really overwhelmed but knowing I had made a commitment to meet my friend Carly and her daughter H kept me going. I…

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    2019: Week 2.

    You guys. I am so impressed with myself. I have written in my (paper) journal every single day since 2019 began without ever forgetting! I am really enjoying the ritual, actually. I sometimes wish the pages were bigger (they’re A5 – half an A4 size) but then I think I would not be able to sustain this habit if I felt like I could to write a novel every night. And trust me, I would. So here’s a wrap up of the week that has just been… January 8 – Tuesday We had an ‘at home’ day. The Little Miss finally started saying “mum” a lot. In fact, after months…

  • Celebrations,  just some thoughts,  Little Miss,  milestones,  Parenting

    My baby is turning 1.

    “Aw how old is she? About 8 months?” asked the young looking check out operator at the local Woolies. “She’s almost 1!” I said, thinking it was cute that he’d had a stab at it anyway.“I’ve got a 21 month old and when she was little we were always wishing for her to get older so it would get easier, but now she’s up and into everything!”Ah, no wonder my 11 month old looked so young to him. Anyone younger than his lively toddler probably seemed so little and a distant memory to him now! I said, “Yeah. We look back with rose coloured glasses, don’t we? Those days you…

  • Celebrations,  Inspiration

    Things I’d like to do in 2019.

    I know. Nobody’s finished their Christmas day leftovers yet, but I am already excited about all the possibilities that the promise of a new year brings. I know there are a lot of 1st of January grinches out there and I do think your feelings about new year hype are valid – there’s so much pressure to kick goals just because the calendar has ticked over when your life may have other timing. There are probably some statistics that say that nobody ever keeps their resolutions past the 3rd of January (or something haha). It does seem more realistic to begin the new year/new me vibe in February (especially when…

  • Celebrations,  Friday Feels,  just some thoughts,  Little Mister

    What I’m looking forward to for the rest of 2018 & what I hope for in 2019.

    The other day we were in the car on the way to school drop off and the Little Mister surprised me with a couple of great questions. “What are you looking forward to for the rest of 2018 and what do you hope for in 2019?” I don’t know where this came from. Maybe it’s come up at school or he saw something written down somewhere (he’s getting pretty clever with his reading) or heard something on TV? I don’t know. Either way, I thought it was a great way to reflect. I gave him my short answers because I’m shit at thinking too deeply when I haven’t slept well…