7 things that have kept me sane this holidays

I don't really feel the year has started properly until school kicks in ... any one else like me? So I am looking forward to school starting again next week and the return to routine. But I am also going to be a little sad. We have 18 summers with our kids before they are … Continue reading 7 things that have kept me sane this holidays

all the feels

I had a conversation with my girl the other day about an upcoming excursion. 'I'm feeling nervous, and excited, Mummy.' 'Oh sweetheart,' I replied, 'that's perfectly normal when you try something new. To feel nervous and excited.' The look of relief on her face when I said that, the way she released her breath, the hug … Continue reading all the feels

on holidays, stitches and the brutiful life

The girls go back to school tomorrow, and mentally I am preparing myself for the school gate question, 'How was your holidays?' Because my answer is something like this, 'Beautiful and scary, peaceful and stressful, idyllic and insane.' For the first week was spent at an idyllic location where we explored and enjoyed our time together as … Continue reading on holidays, stitches and the brutiful life

on values, boundaries and attitudes

We have had a terse few weeks, with fractious tempers, unkind words and ok, I admit it, a fair bit of shouting in this house. Finally after a family meeting, peace is on its way to being restored. But, while the kids have had some explicit lessons, I also have had some internal realisations of … Continue reading on values, boundaries and attitudes