On Monday, the 1st of December, hubby and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary! I can’t believe we have been married for 13 years! We have travelled a long way from our wedding day on the 1st December 2001, but in many ways, it still feels like we started our lives together just yesterday…..well maybe a couple of weeks ago. Thirteen years...

We don’t celebrate ‘Thanksgiving’ day here in Australia and I think we should.  The American’s formally celebrate Thanksgiving each year on the third Thursday in November, and have done so since 1941.   American’s may not have all the right answers to the big questions, but I do think they have a great idea in terms of their ‘Thanksgiving’...

Over the last couple of weeks we were introduced to the ‘New’ Renee Zellweger.  The articles and media conversations surrounding Renee’s ‘new’ look were quite thought provoking, and somewhat attacking.  Some reporters commented that ‘we’, the general public, put a lot of pressure on celebrities to keep their youthful...

Have you ever had someone out of the blue ask you what your doing with your life? This week I had somebody ask me what I’m doing with my life.  I responded ‘Well, I am a mum of four and…’ and just as I was about to finish my sentence this person cut me off.   She seemed irritated by my half answer.  Suddenly I felt as though I was on the...

This year is flying by so fast! I can’t believe the September school holidays are over.  They seemed to fly by far too quickly. Term 4 started on Tuesday, and Amy who is in year 6 bought home an assignment criteria sheet for her next piece of assessment.    I had hoped that we could slide through the first week of school without homework or assignments –...

This decluttering streak I am on is going well.  I have completely un-babied our home, and I have moved on to other areas of the house.  Its been going very well. Actually, I’ll correct myself here, it WAS going very well.  I started going through the book case and found Gretchin Rubin’s book ‘Happier at Home’ on the bookshelf, and lets...

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