Tag Archives: Family

The Pee Files #5 –

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A good few weeks have passed since I last wrote… As most of you know, our house is in utter chaos at the moment! We left the US on June 8th, and our container of furniture and household items only arrived 4 days ago. Adding to our craziness is the fact that my husband (darling of note!) decided to get… Read more »

Opening Up About My Pre-Natal Depression

From the moment we found out we were pregnant the negative thoughts began to roll in like a swelling ocean tide. Don’t get me wrong, I was over the moon and incredibly grateful that we were blessed with another pregnancy. However, the thought of having 5 children overwhelmed me… and, honestly, it still does! In my mind, I was barely coping… Read more »

Mindful Mothering

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I was enjoying some mommy reading this weekend and stumbled upon this article from one of my favorite South African magazines, YOUR FAMILY. With just over 2 weeks to go until our little man arrives, I must admit my patience has been incredibly short, my mood dark and dreary, and my poor kids (and husband) have been the unfortunate recipients of… Read more »

Overcoming Feelings of Un-Appreciation!

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Whether you just happened to stumble upon this post or have come here from my Letters Of Lace series. Know that you are in the company of a good friend! There are seasons in life when our acts of service go unnoticed, when our kindness is accepted but not appreciated, when “thank you” and “I’m grateful” are phrases we hardly ever hear…. Read more »

Dear Friend – With No Kids!

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A little while ago a very dear and special friend made a passing comment that she never read my blog because she wasn’t a mom. As human nature would have it, I was a tad offended. However, once I was able to get over my self pity and think a little deeper into why she made that comment, I was… Read more »

5 Silly Songs We Sing That Enforce Our Family Rules.

Every family has it’s own weird little quirks… In our family we tend to sing silly songs about family rules…Or whatever really! Just today my husband was telling me about a song that he and the boys made up in the car on their way back from a haircut. It goes a little something like this… SIR is a pie,… Read more »

Why Men Should Be from Pluto & Not Mars !!

Sometimes living with 3 men (soon to be 4) is more exhausting than being a parent. Not only do I have to contend with clothes and shoes lying all over the place, and a distinct bouquet of smells, I also have to coach them through every minor search (whether it be for a pair of socks or an old broken toy)… Let… Read more »

So What If My Boys Are Adopted…

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Before I say anything else, let me make an opening confession… This is an incredibly emotional and difficult post for me to write. So forgive me if I get a little carried away at points, or if something might come across a little too strongly. I am a blogger, and while that may not seem like much to some people, it works for me…. Read more »

Tech Free Road Trip Hacks

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A few months ago we decided to take a road trip across 8 States. Not only was it a great way to see the country we had moved to, but it was also a great way to unplug from our daily responsibilities and spend some time together as a family. (Something we had not done in a while) We decided… Read more »

Raising Little Ladies

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Last week I wrote a post “Raising My Sons to be Gentlemen“… and, while I was writing that post, I confess that I was imagining what gentlemen my daughters would end up marrying one day. It’s hard to separate the idea of what kind of men you want your boys to be, from the idea of what kind of men you want… Read more »