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.
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Free To Be Me Time – Part Two

Me Time Self Care Motherhood

 

If you like, you can read part one here.

The necessity of me time is well established.
I actually think we are all too aware of the concept of self care and how you can’t pour from an empty cup.
We have become so accustomed to the calls for me time that they now sound like background noise and are therefore easy either to discount or to ignore entirely.
You may think that me time is for mothers who have more support.
You may think that it is rubbish to call simply taking a read more

The Portrait Series: 4/52

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These days, everything is a battle between the goodies and the badies.
Watching Peppa Pig.
The other day Charlie asked us, if we had to be a sea creature what sea creature would we be.
He decided on crab, I said seal, and Lydia picked whale.
The Charlie wanted to know what kind of whale Lyddie would be.
He gave her some options…humpback whale, blue whale, new south whale.
I am still chuckling!

And we made it through our first week of school!
The transition from read more