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A Not-So-Handy Man

"Um - why don't we just get Pete to do it, my angel?" I asked nervously as Steve began taking measurements of our yard door frame. "I mean, your brother is coming here ANYWAY to do some work around the house, why not just ask HIM to make it?"


"No, don't be silly," Steve muttered through the pencil he had in his mouth. "How hard can it be?"

Giving Birth is SO Labour-intensive!

We are just days away from meeting Baby NT v2.0 - and I can't seem to stop thinking about the day Kayla was born seven years ago. (Let's just say that my plans of having a natural drug-free birth lasted for about... 5 minutes ... before I turned into a screaming banshee that demanded drugs. All of them. Immediately.) Here's what happened...

Photos of Bella - Cute Overload

I first discovered Vivid Images Photography through a friend of mine a few years ago, and quickly booked a family photo shoot for Stephen, Kayla and I. Let me tell you that I have NEVER had such wonderful photos taken - ever. Jacqui Whyte somehow manages to capture the heart and soul of a family, while also capturing your very best side. We now have the photos all over the house, and even used them for Christmas Cards and gift tags. She is just phenomenal!

A Hilarious Read!

This has to be one of the funniest stories I have ever read. In fact, I laughed so hard while reading it that Stephen thought I was having an asthma attack! HILARIOUS! 

(Story by Anna Lind Thomas as featured on Hahas for Hoohas.)

Nigella’s Meatzza

I told Philippa about this fabulous recipe which I picked up from a recent episode of Nigella Lawson’s Nigellisima series. (And in true Philippa style, made it the same day just to annoy me!)

A Laugh a day, keeps the Blues away!

Laughter is always the best way to lift your spirits! So, here are some funnies to make your day!

The inner workings of the male mind explained!

Are our kids doing too much?

It's amazing how different my perspective is as a mom versus my teaching days a few years back! Before I had Kayla, I would have happily preached for hours on the importance of homework and extra murals. Whereas now, I wonder if we are depriving our children of the chance to just PLAY. This week alone, Kayla has had netball, hockey and two sessions of karate, not to mention at least an hour of homework a day - and she is so completely shattered at the end of it all that she can barely crawl off the couch at 7pm to go and brush her teeth.

Am I Mad for Wanting Another One?


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So here's the thing - I am so broody that it's frightening. Which  makes no sense whatsoever because I actually HAVE a baby who is just 12 weeks old. What on earth am I thinking?

Why it's NOT a good idea to have an "Urgence" in France

Travelling while heavily pregnant is actually not half as much fun as it sounds, especially when you find yourself needing a trip to the local hospital in rural France where no-one speaks a word of English!