Mom and dad, we’re well into school holidays, and to top it off, it’s in the thick of winter, and THREE weeks long – are you prepared? Prepared to fend off the clawing case of cabin fever? Chronic boredinitus? Oh, boy, havent had a chance to plan anything yet!? Excited to get out there, but not sure where to? Well then, Continue reading
In our home, because of our crazy banana work times, like many other parents, Mikey and I are very protective and somewhat anal about spending quality time with our kids; Being completely in the moment with them, and just living in their world – free of distractions, like phones (save for the photo ops, of course!). Doing something special that requires full engagement and attention -home or outdoors. Often with varying combinations, as in Mom with Morgan-Lee, Mom with Parker-Grace, Mom with both beasties (similarly for dad) , or all four of us together.
So about two Saturdays ago, Morgy and I found ourselves right in our element at the awesome little ceramic art haven of Colour me Crazy. And it really made for perfect Continue reading
As a newbie-ish blogger, you’ll have to forgive my over-excitement about the opportunity, but when the team behind Hung Up approaches Continue reading
Side note: This time of the year,it’s all about fathers, so about two weeks ago, I thought I’d write about the incredible fathers in my life. In fact, I thought it’d be about my hubby and what a damn fine man my children have in their dad. But when I sat down to write, that is not what came out. What came out instead was this piece about my dad, who passed in 2009. And whilst it may seem like things are a bit morbid on this blog of late, judging from this recent post here, this is a story that was in me, and found its way out. It probably needed out. So these are some of my raw and honest feelings about loss that I am sharing with you – and trust that you will appreciate that.
You would never know how much it kills me that my father will never meet my children.
Never ever. Not in this lifetime. Sometimes this deeply painful thought strikes me at the oddest of hours. It doesn’t matter that I could have had the best of days, filled with Continue reading
So father’s day is on this coming Sunday.Yes. This Sunday! Havent got a gift yet? Don’t worry, you’re totally still in the game! You can still get him a dope gift that wont scream “loser dome, I only thought of you just now.” And will instead still say, “you’re the most bomb diggity dad ever and you deserve some spoilage“!
So time’s a ticking, so lets get Continue reading
Sidenote:This past Friday morning, we received the sad news that our beloved grandmother, Caroline Porter, had passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, 5 June 2015.
The sting in my heart is real.
As I put the phone down this past Friday morning, it was not just the news that our (Mike’s) grandmother of 98 years of age had passed away that sliced the deepest, but more the fact that her great grandkids (our children) will never get to truly know this amazing lady, first hand.
There was this overwhelming sense of it all being too late. A mix of emotions actually. There’s an irrational need to want Continue reading