We love cricket

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Summer is well and truly here at our place. I know this because we’ve all gone cricket mad. Actually I think we’re loving cricket this year more than we love footy (did I just say that!?). My husband is coaching the under 13s team this year and he’s loving it! I think he’s reliving his […]

Home is a feeling…

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I found this little saying on Instagram the other night and I shared it over there. Lots of you loved it too. Mostly, I’d rather be at home than anywhere else in the world. I am a Cancerian, so I am very much a homebody. My husband and I both still get homesick all the time. Anyone […]

My big boy had “the talk” at school

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I don’t know about your house, but in ours we’re a bunch of prudes. Yep, we don’t talk about “rude parts” too often and there is no swearing or silly talk. I know! That’s why I say we’re a bunch of prudes! I think I’ve wanted my house to run this way for all these […]

Boys bedroom mini makeover

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My biggest boy (he’s 12 and a half) got a makeover in his bedroom this week. Here’s a video with me pulling it together (hospital corners please)! And here’s the final result (for now!). I am always changing and fiddling with things… We’re doing very simple walls in this room. He doesn’t want too much […]

Out and about with my boys in the bush

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At the top of our street is a hill and some bush with great walking tracks through them. Every few days (when it’s not hot because I HATE snakes!), we take a quick wander through. This week we’ve been a couple of times and I took my camera along… Bear is busting to get going! […]

A new addition to our family

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This little fluff ball entered our house this week! Oh boy, he is adorable. We’ve named him Bear. He’s a Spoodle (cocker spaniel/poodle). He’s 8 weeks old and only about 10cm high – the photos make him look bigger, but really he’s just so tiny. Today we took a few photos and my boys have […]

My little people in action

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This is how I spend every single weekend. Saturday and Sunday. They play Rugby League (preferred sport by me!) and AFL. Plus the eldest has rep thrown in there. I never ever miss a game (unless I am away!). I love it more than them I think. Footy is very social too. Some of my […]

Nobody mentioned it…

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This parenting gig isn’t easy is it? Nobody warned me that you’d be riding their highs and lows like they are your own. Nobody mentioned that you start a new personal journey when they start to grow up. I am living in the moment and I’m living in their emotions. When they do something good, […]

A lovely kid turns 9 in my house today!

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Happy 9th Birthday to my gorgeous and sweet middle kid, Tex! Surely he’s older than 9, he seems like he’s been here forever! Yesterday we had a birthday party at a laser zone place, and today all he’s asked for is Taco’s for dinner Love this little kid! X

Mum’s Taxi

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This week was a bit of a blur… kids activities have had me running from one thing to the next. You know when you can’t really remember the days, but you just know they’ve been busy? I said to my husband last night “this time last week we were on a cruise ship!” Couldn’t believe […]

Happy 12th Birthday Cruise!

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Happy 12th Birthday to my gorgeous, happy, smoochy, sporty kid – Cruise! I can’t believe that today I have a 12 year old kid in my house. Today is going to be such a fun day! We have some things planned with our footy club over lunch and then this afternoon we’re braving the public […]

The thing with boys…

You all know I have 3 of the little dudes, but I’ve noticed things are changing around here… They’re growing up… derrr of course they are, but with that comes a whole new world for me! I’m losing my coolness. Big time. She’s slowly slipping away… Cruise is turning 12 in 2 weeks and he’s […]

Slowly returning to normal…

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Hiya! Long time no see… where have the days gone? We’re racing towards the finish line (aka back to school!)… We normally head to Narooma every year for a little holiday. We’ve been going for about 6 years I think. Usually it’s around Christmas time, but this year we headed down there for the Australia […]

The camping trip

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Morning! So the New Year celebrations are over and I’ve returned home to start thinking about the year ahead… We’ve just had 3 nights away camping. Not glamping, but serious camping. Not sure I really loved it though! It was dusty and windy and there was no water, electricity, toilets or showers so it was […]

My family Christmas

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It was a lovely Christmas Day at my house yesterday. I had 30-something people for lunch and everyone chipped in and helped, so it went smoothly! We even managed to get a family photo… it’s not often we get those! My brother has been overseas for almost 2 years so it was good to see […]

Rounding up the school year for 2013

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My boys finish up school next Tuesday so the reports, photos and work books start to overflow from their school bags… I was reflecting on how this year has been for them. It’s been a good one that I want to remember. I’m proud of them. Each year I usually have one child who doesn’t […]

There’s no rest with 3 boys

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My weekends always start with “what can we do today?” The answer “nothing” is almost like a swear word. The look of horror that comes over their faces is hilarious and there is never any rest in our house. So, of course we HAD to go fishing yesterday. Plus I couldn’t get out of this […]

Last day of the school holidays & I’m done

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This has been the majority of what my school holidays looked like… They’re great kids, but geez it’s been busy. I’m tired and I’m done and I’m broke! One more day, and I can get back to working, cleaning and routine. Bring it on! How were your holidays?