ARTICLES ABOUT: LIFE

Why done really is better than perfect

Why done really is better than perfect

Done is better than perfect - I used to hate that saying so.  It offended me, in the same way packet cake mix offends me.  The thought that someone could actually think packet cake mix was an acceptable substitute for a homemade ‘from scratch’ cake.  And that someone...

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A test of perseverance…

A test of perseverance…

If you were a subscriber to my email list, then you'll know that I recently wrote to you about my word for the year - perseverance. Well, today I am facing the ULTIMATE test of perseverance. Ok, ok. Maybe that's taking it a bit too far... How about PENULTIMATE? Still...

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Solo-parenting: 5 hacks to save your sanity!

Solo-parenting: 5 hacks to save your sanity!

Do you do the solo-parenting two step?  It goes something like two steps forward, 5 steps back...  at least, that's how it feels when you're in the thick of it. Solo-parenting is a tough gig.  You're on call 24/7.  You eat on the run.  Your hair-do is more like a...

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Upcycled and Homemade Midwife Gifts

Upcycled and Homemade Midwife Gifts

Want to put your vintage finds to good use?  Mix up a batch of your favourite cookies and give them away! I recently gifted these vintage platters and tea cup set with some homemade Greek shortbread (Kourambiethes) to my lovely midwives.  I wrapped them up in brown...

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School holidays | Baking Gingerbread with Rose

School holidays | Baking Gingerbread with Rose

Ours didn't quite turn out like the ones in the picture below, but for the first time I can say I enjoyed cooking with my offspring.  There were no eggshells in the batter or flour on the floor, and she read the recipe herself.  It was lovely.  We may even do it again...

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Baby Leo

Baby Leo

Baby Leo - aka Leo David Grundy, born on the 19th May 2017, some time after 11 o'clock in the morning, weighing 2910g or 6lb 7oz. Currently learning to put up with constant adoration and cuddles from Lewis, unintended (I think...) physical harm from Ezra, and being...

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Winter flus and a visit to The Farm

Winter flus and a visit to The Farm

We've had about a month of illness in our family.  A whole month of wiping snotty noses, dealing out doses of Panadol (and secretly hoping that it will encourage less waking and more sleeping), and very little sewing or anything else really.  I'm choosing to look at...

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Yours truly

Yours truly

It's Mother's Day tomorrow.  I always find it's a strange day.  One where I prompt the husband to make sure he's organised.  For the sake of the kids.  Of course 😉  Which makes it feel very contrived and like I'm big-noting myself, because I'm totally rocking this...

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Life is grand in Babyland!

Life is grand in Babyland!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook will already know that this little fella joined our family almost three months ago. Ezra Mac is a much loved member of our family, and as is always the way, it is hard to remember what life was like before he was...

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April | Caesarean Awareness Month

April | Caesarean Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Caesarean Awareness Month?  I didn't until tonight - in fact, I'm still not even sure if this is just an American thing... Anyway, while my kids were tearing around the McDonalds playground (don't judge me) and I was making use of the free...

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