Mum Moments 13 – If money and time were no object..

If money and time were no object, where would I pick up and fly to if I could? Wow, that is a *huge* question. I have not had a proper holiday without the children since 2013. Yep, coming up five years. I am well and truly overdue. I guess it comes down to what you Read More …

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 …