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 …

Spilling the Beans (featuring a poem for you)

Changing Family Dynamics Our February wedding, the best day, it was great, Then, wrangling seven kids, it’s a lot on our plate! Our first anniversary, committed to them, there’s no nanny to whom we delegate, So many children makes it hard to find moments with our soulmate, And sometimes the children’s disruptions still dominate, They get Read More …

Finding Acceptance – Part One

It was a Saturday, Jeremy rolled over and hugged me. “I am really looking forward to having a baby with you.” He smiled. Clearly the recent news had had the chance to sink in.  I freaked out in as passive-a-manner as I could conjure. My brain was throwing thoughts in response: ‘more children’, ‘nappies’, ‘new Read More …

Mum Moments 3 – Ordering my Day

How can I best order my day today to get done with what I need to do? Sundays are a frightfully hard day for us.  This time of year it is so very busy but it is always so much fun. It is football season and this season we have one in School soccer which Read More …

The Clarke Tribe is coming!

Welcome to the Clarke Tribe web site.  Hello world! The Clarke Tribe shall be founded on 27 February 2016, when Jeremy and Kristy tie the knot. The result is the blending of two gorgeous families into one.  From their first contact in October 2013, their life has been one that has constantly been one to Read More …