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 defence. This lady, who will remain nameless, growls “I know you are a mother, everything about you says ‘mother’, I want to know if ‘Sarah’...

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 – but no such luck. Denial is not an easy place to live for a mum.  I could pretend we were still on holidays, but I am choosing to embrace what comes at us with poise and...

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 just say that I got a teeny bit distracted. The issue here is that I have a thing for books.   I have always loved reading, and I have always found it difficult to pass on...

Recently Jaden officially became a big boy!  He ditched the ‘baby’ nappies and decided to embrace undies whole heartedly.   It was a joyous moment in our household – I celebrated for days (truthfully I am still celebrating)!   I was going to mention our new no nappy household a couple of weeks ago, but then I decided not too just in case it was a 3 1/2 year olds trick on his mother – I decided to wait and see how it went.  I wanted to make sure that this no nappy phase in our lives was a real thing and...

Its day three and boy have the last two days been challenging! I am one of those people who lives her life by flying by the seat of my pants.  I tend to react to situations that arise rather than respond – something I really want to change.   I have written many times about my plans for world domination, well, my goal to simplify my life and make time to relax and read, but sometimes its very hard to climb out of any rut.     This is partly why I made the decision to start a 100 day challenge.   The other part was that I felt...

Spring is here at last (insert happy dance here). I don’t know about you, but for me winter felt as though it would never end. It was a very long three months this year. I don’t know if I can fully express to you my excitement for Spring. Over the last couple of weeks I caught a chest infection and tonsillitis, which took me out of the game of life for a couple of weeks, and believe me it has not been fun.  Kicking illness to the curb is like a Spring present, after all, there’s nothing worse than a sick mum.  Households...

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