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I was nominated to do this

  I have been nominated for something that I am not even scared of which makes a very good change because ordinarily I run away from nominations lest I have to be competitive. I don’t have a competitive bone in my body and quite frankly entering competitions scares me a bit. But this isn’t  a competition it’s for the 2014 Liebster Awards which I didn’t know … [Read More...]

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The worst letter I could ever receive

It's been a hideously unsettling few days for my little family. We've moved into a temporary house for the next 4 weeks while we wait for the new one to stop being a … [Read More...]

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I’m falling apart

“I’ve had an epiphany” my husband screams from the bedroom as I fret in the lounge. I am siting at my computer reading the invoice from the removals company … [Read More...]

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Random thoughts from my very full head

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been lately, I’ll let you know that I have been at work. Well I’ve actually been at home but I have been working so I’ve been a really slack blogger. I’ve been writing so many posts for Kidspot that I am almost out of words. Almost.  I’ve actually [...]

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7 things you never knew about me

The other day the beautiful Kat Caravella from Mamma’s Vida tagged me in her Versatile Bloggers Award post – I was so excited to see my name in the same post as Award that I momentarily forgot that I am hate awards and the competition that comes along with them – but more about that [...]

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Motherhood is really just being the person you are with the person you created

When Little Pencil was just a toddler I was still convinced that parenting was meant to be about memorable parenting moments shared at parks and beaches and other traditional “happy family” places.  I was still at the stage where I judged my parenting experience alongside the fantasies of the pictures of other families I saw. [...]


The white van strikes again

I may or may not have been in a particularly bad mood last night when I was flipping through Facebook and spotted a post which made my previous bad mood seem rather tame. I was in a bad mood because of Tony Abbott and the way he talks about asylum seekers using emotional blackmail, and [...]


When someone tells you your child is lying

There are many things I try to teach my child, almost every day. Ever since he was able to talk I have wanted him to know that what he says is important, his words count and that I believe him. The reasons for this are numerous and obvious – of course he is important and [...]


The night a sociopath came to stay

It is a little ironic that a few days after I wrote about not posing a threat to my son’s confidentiality and privacy I took to Twitter to seek help in regards to his behavior. You see up until recently my son has been the most delightful child that you could meet. He’s been loving [...]