The Portrait Series – 12/52

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Guess where Charlie and I went?
GOMA!
Both kids had already been to see the current exhibitions but I had missed them and wanted to make sure I got to see them before Sugar Spin came to a close.
My parents are in town so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to visit GOMA and enjoy the GOMA Turns 10 celebrations.
Charlie loved Nervescape V 2016 (aka the furry wall) and The Cubic Structural Evolution Project (aka white Lego).
I loved HEARD (aka the dancing horses) read more

The Portrait Series: 11/52

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A rainy Sunday colouring session.
To cap off what has felt like a lazy week, we are enjoying a lazy Sunday.
I woke up early, took myself and my book to the cafe, and read and sipped a coffee before heading to yoga.
During yoga, I could hear a few heavy drops soon become steady rainfall.
It was properly pouring when class finished.
After splashing home, taking a hot shower, and enjoying another hot coffee, I was ready to settle in on the couch.
And I am still here!
At some point I read more

The Portrait Series: 9/52

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One prowling dinosaur, one grrring dinosaur, and one dog.
What if.
At The MAMA Circle, we spoke a lot about asking ourselves what if.
Not in terms of dreaming.
But in terms of letting go.
What if you didn’t vacuum the house.
How would that feel?
What if you put your child in after school care one day a week?
How would that feel?

I actually just now was asking myself what if I didn’t do The Portrait Series posts.
How would that feel?
Last year when my camera broke I was forced to take a break read more

The Portrait Series: 8/52

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I am constantly amazed at how different my children are.
He is a picky eater.  She will eat anything.
He is physically timid but has no qualms about mud, touching insects, blood.  She is physically fearless but doesn’t like to get dirty, hates bugs, and if she gets a mosquito bite on her ankle she acts like her leg has been cut off!
He is often still.  She is never still.

I do like to think that our children can teach us more about ourselves than we could ever hope to learn read more

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