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Magical Chaos – spinning through the Chrysalis of Adolescence with our Daughters’

This is it! I’m finally getting what’s been in my heart out onto a page for all of you to read and journey with me…… or should I say us?…… through.

I remember when I was a new parent, even a newlywed, having all of these incredible women around me that I could look up to and ask questions and tap into for the knowledge I needed for those very precious new moments in my life. Those women have always been there, even to this day and I value their experience and their advice, input and example. They have helped shape my thinking as a wife, mom and woman.

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CHANGE….all the live long day

This parenting journey is constantly filled with this blessed word we use – Change. “An act or process through which something becomes different”

Being my own human self, I am in this constant state – becoming different in so many ways. But today I don’t want to talk about myself – I want to highlight ONE of the constant barrages of changes happening in our little family.

I wrote about it a few months, if not a few years ago – about how our three children seem to hit a wave of change all at the same time but in different stages.

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“Second Child” Mommy

Roughly this time of year marks a time when we normally ship our oldest daughter off to a church camp. Well, this year – her sister joined her. If you were on the interweb with us when we took our first born to her first camp – you will remember the emotional roller coaster I sent myself on. Shame, that poor ‘First Child Mommy’ that I look back on now was so tense about a lot of small things. Continue reading ““Second Child” Mommy”

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Homeschool Car Conversations – Can I drive when I’m 16?

We haven’t done one of these in a very long time and so we just decided to take a video and post it – even if it wasn’t planned. I really hope you enjoy sharing this little moment with us. The girls and I often have very random conversations and honestly – I never thought until now to capture them and share our spontaneous nuggets.

Enjoy

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What The Kids Need When Dad Is Away

Tim has been away for a week now and I always find it fascinating how I respond to him being away and also how the kids respond to him being away. Let’s talk about the kids first. I remember when I first became aware of how each child reacts to the absence of their father. I think Iraina was one and a half Continue reading “What The Kids Need When Dad Is Away”

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#RockingMotherhood – putting the mirror up & having a good look 


This last school holiday week has been insane! I can’t even explain to you how much I have messed up, forgotten and apologized. It’s been unnerving and I felt like I was coming undone. Thus the pic-Jude crying, me tired 🤦🏽‍♀️. It was completely unlike me and the situations weren’t even that hectic, but it was still enough to leave me sitting in a pool of self pity, with cups of tea trying to pull myself towards myself. Continue reading “#RockingMotherhood – putting the mirror up & having a good look “