Category: Family

It’s a wrap: April.

Yeah I know, another month down. WTF, right? April in particular always seems to come like a hurricane, bringing with it the trifecta of Easter, birthdays, and the in-laws heading off for their six month European summer. And all this literally happens in the space of less than two weeks. Every April. Like I said, ...

Happy Birthday baby girl.

Exactly eighteen years ago on this day I was very excitedly and impatiently awaiting the arrival of a new baby. At two weeks overdue and showing no signs of arriving of her own, she was being evicted. Having spent the night before in hospital, I had awoken to an early scan and been given the ...

“It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank…”

So it’s almost Christmas you guys. There’s that crazed and somewhat frantic feeling in the air as we get ready for the festivities and refuse to believe that we have come to the end of yet another year. Christmas is official at our place when I start playing my favourite Christmas song: {Fairytale of New York, by Tex ...

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The week that was…

Sometimes it all just comes at you at the same time, leaving you mentally exhausted and feeling like crap. Last week we farewelled our ninety year old grandmother. There were so many reasons to celebrate such a long life, and so many blessings to be counted in her final days: that she didn’t suffer for ...

At what point are you an alcoholic?

Is there a point at which you go from being a social drinker who drops Facebook posts about being out of vodka to someone with a very real dependancy problem? My booze story began pretty late. I did the obligatory teen binge drinking for the sole purpose of getting drunk and nothing else, but even ...

Not all fathers are created the same.

A.K.A. Why I avoid social media on Father’s Day. For a second there I almost forgot. In an absent minded Sunday morning moment I almost clicked on the Facebook icon on my phone, ready to scroll through a bunch of mindless posts, statuses, and shared links as I waited for the kettle to boil. Just before ...

This Is 40.

So I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m turning the big 4-0 this year. {Soon, actually}. And while it all seemed like ages away, time, as it’s wont to do, has once again sped past me. Being one of the youngest of our circle of friends and cousins has meant that I have ...

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It’s got to be…purrfect.

“Mum can we get a pet?” “No.” “Why not?” I’m guessing I’m not the only parent to have been faced with those words. And in fact about ten years ago hubby and I looked at each other and thought, why not indeed? And in short time we became the owners of a beautiful beagle pup, ...

Taking that leap…

I had a couple of cheesy mothers day moments this past weekend. The first was when I woke up on Sunday to find that after running around all day Saturday then going to a party that night, the mountain of washing waiting for me in my laundry had been transformed into clean washing flapping on ...

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Why Every Day Is Mothers Day…

So it’s Mothers Day again. That time of year when Mum seems to inexplicably need slippers, PJ’s, and yet another Michael Buble CD. But, surprisingly, I’m not here to bitch about any of that. What I really want to say to all the Mums out there is this: let’s be kinder to ourselves as well ...