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    The Joy Finding Bucket List

    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about “Finding My Joy Again“. In it I explored the question of whether or not it is possible for a mother to find and enjoy the same unbridled JOY that our children seem to revel in. They always seem so carefree, without stress, and purely happy! The answer to this question is: Yes! Of course it possible… It’s just simply a matter of “how?”. This post is an exploration of that… Last weekend I was fortunate enough to have some time out at a wonderful ladies retreat. It was here that I started to think more deeply about real and pure JOY. I…

  • Potty Training
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    The Pee Files #3 – Of The Pink Kind

    Have you ever had one of those embarrassing parenting moments… when you would love to just offer a sheepish smile in apology, and vanish into thin air? I’m convinced that our children secretly enjoy watching us squirm, and spend their evenings conspiring about finding new ways to make us blush! We had recently immigrated to the US, it was a lovely day, so I decided to take the kids for a walk to explore our new surroundings. We live out of town, down a dirt road with about 10 houses along it (I love the country feeling). Anyway, as we were walking, we came across an elderly man who was…

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    Blog Posts,  Family

    My Family And Our Painful Truth

    That moment… you look into each others’ eyes, you say I do, and for those few seconds, time stops…  Absolute bliss, perfect romance, pure delight and unwavering love (family). The next few years seem to rush by in a flash. You make a home, putting your own unique touch on everything from furniture to cutlery. You embark on new adventures and explore all sorts of new experiences. Finally, when you both decide you’re as ready as you’ll ever be the time comes to start A FAMILY. Well, it didn’t quite work out like that for me. When my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby the excitement took over… It…

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    Forgive Me Son

    My son and I had a defining moment this week. Those moments that make you think and feel so deeply it’s almost unfathomable. You can’t explain it, really, you just know that this moment will change your life. This is exactly how I felt with my son this week. Well, I had a moment just like that a few weeks back. My 4-year-old was driving me up the wall. He was “Tigger” personified… It was bounce, bounce here, roar, roar there… I just knew it was going to be one of THOSE days. After many warnings, I had just had enough. My voice got louder and my words got harder.…