Happy New Year! I think 2016 is going to be a really good year.   As per usual I found myself thinking about making some ‘New year’s Resolutions’, but this year I’m going to do something a little differently.  I have realised that for whatever reason, I am unable to follow through and complete my ‘New Year’s Resolutions’,...

One of my pet hates is that as soon as Christmas finishes, the ‘Back to School’ advertising starts.  I feel as though there is always this massive rush to get organised for the next school year before I am ready.  It would be nice to have a chance to reflect on the year that just was, digest, and recover from Christmas.  I want to get organised for...

Christmas is a season that should be enjoyed, happy memories made, and mums should not be locked in the kitchen preparing the meal while everyone else is having fun. Sadly, the Christmas period can be a stressful time in the year for many mums and it really shouldn’t be. My favourite mantra is ‘Keep It Simple’, because its important to get back...

Do you remember the Oprah show?   I have to admit I miss the Oprah show, particularly the give away shows. The Extravagant “Oprah’s Favourite things’ shows.  I loved seeing Oprah give away luxurious gifts to her shocked and very excited crowds.  Remember the holiday to Australia for all those American teachers, and the time she presented everyone...

It was birthday week in our household this week – not just one birthday, but two! Amy officially became a teenager on Wednesday, so on Tuesday evening the rest of the family secretly blew up a pack of a 100 balloons so that Amy would wake to a room full of balloons. We only had a few balloon casualties along the way.   The next morning, hubby and I smuggled...

Having children has definitely made our lives far richer than I could ever have known or imagined.  My only wish is that hubby and I had more time to plan and dream about our lives and our future like we did when we were first together.  While I love where we are 13 years and 10 months on, I sometimes wish we could jump through a portal and go back to those days...

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