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    2023,  Taking Stock

    Taking Stock 2023

    Last year (2022), I didn’t write any ‘Taking Stock’ blog posts, but the year before I made sure I wrote one each month. In fact, Taking Stock 2021 was what kept Mischieviousmum.com progressing. I consider ‘Taking Stock’ posts a snapshot in time of my world. Something to look back on. Pip Lincolne, blogger, author, and crafter extraordinaire first introduced me to the idea of the ‘Taking Stock’ posts a number of years ago. I am quite fond of Pip’s blog. She’s over at ‘Meetmeatmikes.com‘. I enjoy her blog and find her whimsical way of relating to her audience both fun and relational. Recently, as I browsed www.meetmeatmikes.com, I quickly noticed…

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    2023,  Family,  home

    A Place called Home

    Our home is our sanctuary. A sacred place. ‘Home’ is not just where we rest our heads at night, or a storehouse for our belongings. It is where we live, relax, work, and where we enjoy family and friends. Home doesn’t have to be the perfect house, it is where we feel settled, safe and peaceful. So when something happens to our home, it can really shake us and make us feel unsettled, no longer safe or at peace. Recently, we had our world shaken. We are all fine, thankfully… Just over a month ago we had an electrical fire in our daughters bedroom. I had taken the kids to…

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    Family

    Wakey, Wakey!

    If you watched the Grammy’s last week, you will know that we are living in incredibly dark times. I don’t normally write about this type of thing, but it is time for people to wake the heck up! Look around you. Is it normal in our society to allow an entertainer like Sam Smith and his trans friend Kim Petros dress like Satanic priests at a public event such as the Grammies. They performed their song ‘Unholy’, and while entertaining the crowd, dancers performed what I would call a mock human sacrifice. It was disgusting on so many levels. Shocking! I know. Right!!!??? The thing that gets me, is that…

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    Family

    A brand New year – 2023

    Happy New Year! Today is the 17th Day of the year, and I have something to admit. I still haven’t taken down the Christmas tree. I will, I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I’m thinking I will put it on my goals list for 2023. I know it will be an easy goal to tick off the list, and I am keen to add some really easy goals into the mix so that I can gain some tread, momentum for the year! The last couple of weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind. Since coming home from our Coolongatta holiday, we have been busier than I had hoped to…

  • Family

    December 2022

    Hello Again! What a crazy last couple of months we have had!! I thought I would give you a little update, since I wrote last time. 1. At our school’s High School Presentation night, Nell was awarded numerous awards – Age Champion, Creative arts award, an academic award, and a Christian achievement award. 2. Chanel was also chosen as one of the 2023 School Captains. There are 5 really lovely kids who were elected. Nell’s role in the coming year will be quite significant. It will be fun to watch her grow in the months to come. Nell looks amazing in her red jacket! 3. Jj had his presentation night…

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    A Little Catch Up

    We have just left the fun and familiarity of October, and we are now 6 days into November. 2022 is not slowing down, but getting faster as we head into the end of year activities. There is still time to achieve a few ’22 for 2022′ goals, but to do so means that time is of the essence . A few ideas will need to go on next years ’23 for 2023′ list. There are a few ideas I dropped from this year due to a lack of resources or changes in terms to our priorities. I know it’s the eleventh hour in many respects, and this has been an…

  • 2022,  Family,  Family,  homelife

    Learning Calmness

    Well, term one of 2022 was much bigger than I anticipated it to be. I very naively went into the first term of the school year expecting to have a lot more time in my day to work through my very long To-do list. After seven years of homeschooling and always having someone with me, I was finally going to be childfree for 6 hours of the day. I was excited to have time on my own, and to have time to get my ‘To Do’ list done. My personal list of things that need doing or sorting out has been growing over the last few years, so I really…

  • 2022,  Politics,  Social justice

    Canberra the New Hot Spot

    If I could be anywhere right now, I would be in Canberra! I have no desire to live down in Canberra, but I would go down for a period of time to attend the biggest Australian protest rally I have ever seen in my life. The rally was today, the 12th of February 2022, and the reason why I would attend is to make some noise and annoy our corrupt politicians. Little ol’ me on my own is not noisy enough to make a difference on my own, but imagine how much noise a million people stomping their feet outside parliament house would cause. This protest is going to be…