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A lesson in gambling

The other day Austin made a bet with our kids. He took them aside while we were touring a quaint town called Figueres in Spain and said the following: “I bet you 2 Euros that Mom takes a picture of … Continue reading

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Why my kids think I’m so awesome – NOT

Apparently, life as one of my children isn’t easy. According to my first and second-born, I have too many rules: No hitting, no punching, no lying. I require them to do too many chores: Make their beds, get dressed, brush … Continue reading

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Unbralievable

Yesterday I did something completely out of character. It was new. It was freeing. It was risqué. I lived on the edge and broke the rules. I did something I’ve never done before. I picked the kids up from school … Continue reading

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Stationery woes

The other day I took Marley into a stationery shop. She’s begged me to take her to this store – Tinc – for months. Each time we passed, Marley would look longingly at the vibrant display of retro-coloured pencil cases, … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of hiking with kids

Picture this: it’s a bright, Autumn day in Wales. You walk through a vibrant green meadow peppered with sheep. As you near the coast, you can hear the soothing crash of the waves as they pound upon the steep cliffs … Continue reading

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Back to school – for everyone

My goal since the kids started school a week and a half ago was to write a blog entry. Looking back, I haven’t updated my site since they got out for the summer holidays. Come to think of it, I … Continue reading

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Advanced party planning

Marley is currently in the midst of planning her birthday party. At seven, celebrating your birth with friends is über exciting, especially when you’ve decided to host your first slumber party (note: the parental units were NOT consulted on this). … Continue reading

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Parenthood enlightenment

It’s no secret that parenting is a thankless job. When was the last time your little one praised your toilet cleaning, laundry folding or ability to jostle between two schools in a mere eight minutes without losing your cool? But … Continue reading

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Table talk

Each of our family dinner conversations starts with a discussion about our favourite parts of the day. Whether you enjoyed eating ice cream after lunch, receiving a sticker at school or having extra cuddle time in the morning, anything goes … Continue reading

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Self-sacrifice

Yesterday I mastered the art of rooftop window cleaning, which I did in the name of my children’s well being. Ok, maybe it was partially due to a need to procrastinate from writing, but really it was necessary! While attempting … Continue reading

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