Embracing a ‘Pay It Forward’ Spirit

If Jeremy and I could credit one thing for the reason we are so truly blessed on a day to day basis it would be that we have jointly adopted a ‘pay it forward’ spirit. It is not something that was 100% there as a shared life focus to begin with but was certainly something Read More …

Breaking the News of a Baby

By popular request. Lots of people have been asking about how we broke the news of our expecting a baby and what they the response of the children was. I have to really joyfully say that the news has been received with nervous excitement, lots of questions. Beyond that we have only experienced the odd Read More …

The Truth of the Matter

Some context: Last week had been somewhat of a tumultuous week, with lots of work demands as I work with a business in putting together a ‘growth and expansion plan’ and start helping them build a policy framework to support many, many more staff than they do at this moment. In high demand weeks, I Read More …

Kristy’s Stonefruit Slice – Regular Recipe

I don’t purchase fruit for this recipe.  I either use fruit from the tree, in season, or tap into my preserved fruits after they have been thoroughly drained. Kristy’s Stonefruit Slice – Regular Recipe Votes: 3 Rating: 4.33 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe My grandmother has a recipe quite similar to this that she Read More …

How we included our bonus children in our marriage

It feels like this year has just slipped by and here I am about to tell you a bit about our first wedding anniversary which was already over 10 months ago.  (Bring on number two!) With a number of other bonus parents getting married this year and into the next, the question has been raised Read More …

Handing loaded guns to children

I believe giving your child an online connected device without strict supervision is simply asking for something bad to happen. I know that this post may go against the grain for many of our readers. You are welcome to disagree with me. However, I ask, first, that you hear me out. (Get yourself something to Read More …

Mum Moments 12 – Focus on #1 Priority

Life has it’s twists and turns and throughout all that Jeremy and I faced in the first year of marriage. We came out the other side still looking at each other in love. For a honeymoon year we faced some amazingly large challenges together and, even if you don’t know the half of what we Read More …

Fruit Muffins – Thermomix Recipe

This is my Thermomix conversion of my muffin recipe. This recipe has, for over a decade, been my serious go-to because almost everything can be substituted to cater for dietary needs or to clean out the fridge. Whether made i in the Thermomix or by the regular recipe, they turn out scrumptious every time! It’s Read More …

Fruit Muffins – Regular Recipe

This muffin recipe is my serious go-to because almost everything can be substituted to cater for dietary needs or to clean out the fridge. Either way, they turn out scrumptious every time! It’s awesome to have those recipes that are fail-safe for any circumstance. So, add this one to your collection. Fruit Muffins – Regular Read More …