The Portrait Series: 7/52

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His beloved Puppy Bunny.
Puppy Bunny is looking worse for wear but I suppose that is what happens when you are a primary source of comfort for over five years!
His tag fell off (or was chewed off) years ago.
His feet have worn away.
I am not sure if he has eyes anymore.
But he is loved.
And needed.
I am sure Charlie could sleep without him but I know he wouldn’t ever choose to.

I must admit, in those early years, Puppy Bunny was a bit of a parenting crutch.
When, read more

The MAMA Circle – Why Join A Women’s Circle?

The MAMA Circle

 

Why join us at The MAMA Circle?
I have described The MAMA Circle before.
And I have spoken about the benefits of women’s circles before.
But since writing those words, I have come across two quotes which I think sum up the reasons for doing us at The MAMA Circle perfectly.

“If a woman holds the power to create life, she also holds the power to create the life she wants.”
-Anonymous

“Because mothers need time-outs, too!  Maybe they’re cranky and just need a break.  Maybe they’re happily going full stem ahead and just deserve a read more

The Portrait Series: 6/52

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Luckily his school isn’t strict about uniforms…so he can wear mismatched socks.
That face!
Week three is done and dusted.
Is it bad that I am counting down to week ten and school holidays already?

Charlie is LOVING school.
He comes home every day absolutely bursting with stories of things that happened in the classroom, at lunch time, and in their nature play area.
But he is tired.
Exhausted really.
I can see in his eyes that he needs rest, but I find that he has read more

Free To Be Me Time – Part Three

Motherhood Me Time Self Care

 

You can find part one here.
And part two here.

Now that you have managed to get a block of time to yourself, what are you going to do?
I know it is so tempting to do the grocery shopping or to clean the house.
I have heard all the arguments because I have tried to convince myself that grocery shopping is so relaxing without children and that I actually like to clean the house when I get to sit and enjoy the tidiness afterwards.
But does doing the grocery shopping and the cleaning actually fill you read more

The Portrait Series: 5/52

 

Little kids in a big forest.
We went for a hike today.
I use the word hike very loosely.
I suppose we went for a very short walk in the rain forest.
Lydia fell asleep about five minutes before we pulled into the national forest parking lot.
She was cranky when we woke her up.
She refused to wear shoes.
She walked for about one minute before stubbing her toe and demanding to be carried.
Charlie got stung by something and his finger and hand turned blotchy red and white read more