How we hand-me-down

June 10, 2014

  You know I love second hand furniture. I also have big love for second hand clothes for the kids. So much so that I have A SYSTEM. The system pleases me almost as much as the clothes do. I would say that almost 80% of Willow and Harper’s wardrobe is handed down to them […]

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June 9, 2014

  A friend of mine doesn’t say homeschooling or home educating or unschooling or natural learning or any of the other terms I mostly hear bandied about the place. She says her family are school-free. And I get why. When you live your life without school it’s different. But maybe not like you think.   […]

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Melbourne Giveaway-Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove

June 6, 2014

      Harper once wore three Buzz Lightyear tee shirts in rotation for almost an entire year. It started with the pjs, and when it became clear the best way to wash said pjs was to have an almost identical shirt I went out and bought one. When I needed a way to wash […]

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Our favorite epic car songs.

June 5, 2014

  My kids talk. A LOT. I know that many people like to talk of the warm fuzzies they get from having deep discussions with their children in the car, but my experience is three kids all talking over each other without drawing a breath. And then there are tears because I can’t concentrate on […]

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I will not lose hope

June 2, 2014

  Sometimes I feel so small against it all. I’m not talking about my boring life but the great, big, enormity of existence as we know it right now. Climate change. The way our country treats asylum seekers and the most needy in our community. Hashtags like #YesAllWomen that remind us how far we haven’t […]

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The grossest thing ever.

May 28, 2014

    I think she was about this old when it happened. Look at her. Cute as a button. Who knew that this kid would do something so gross I couldn’t kiss her for days.   We were at the local public pool. Our suburb has about 40,000 people so it’s a busy pool. We’d […]

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May 27, 2014

  Yeah. That’s what this dish is called. It’s the meal I make and drop off when someone has a baby or they are sick. It’s the meal that is in our freezer in small portions for Luke to take to work. It’s the meal my friends know me for. It’s not Masterchef quality, but […]

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I need a project

May 26, 2014

  It’s getting cold. The days are short and I can feel my mood sinking. I hate winter. I grew up where it never really got very cold and there were still plenty of daylight hours, regardless of the season. I try my best every year to just get on with it. Put on a […]

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