From the category archives:

Making Memories

Hello friends. I’m so glad to be back writing. After taking the summer off and soaking it up with my family (gathering lots of material), it’s time to get back to work. I’ve missed connecting with everyone and look forward to the coming weeks and the exchanges through this column.
Sadly it’s time to say good [...]

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Last weekend was the Queen’s birthday long weekend in Australia and like almost every other Aussie, Mannie and I packed the car, stocked up on winter woollies, plugged in our favourite road trip playlist to date and headed south for Philip Island with 12 other friends.
A weekend of too much food, games galore, raucous laughter, exploring, climbing trees, [...]

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 Recently listening to the hilarity over the phone to my Canadian friends during their Thanksgiving festivities did start me wishing I had a super power like instant transporting.   
Yet rather than wishing and hoping and dreaming to join the fray of fun, I started my own little Thanksgiving evening. Now there was no turkey or guests, [...]

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Happy Father’s Day!
Wherever this post finds you, whatever you end up doing, with whomever you end up celebrating this great day, do so with all your heart!
Know that there are eyes and ears, young and old, watching and listening to their favourite heroes! That’s you dads!
Give them your all, live in the moment, lay aside [...]

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As a work at home mom, in the midst of summer vacation, I had been fretting about how I was going to get any work done and still spend quality time with my kids.
It’s hard enough to balance being a mother, wife, home business owner, and friend when the kids are in school. And although they have been enrolled in [...]

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“I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty.”
You know those moments, when something flicks your switch, you feel fully alive, you momentarily forget you are a grown-up, you throw your head back and start laughing hysterically, you fall asleep smiling because you feel incredibly blessed, you dive into [...]

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As dads and husbands, we have been given a great responsibility. And it is not a responsibility that should be worn lightly. That responsibility is to be providers – but not just in the way that you may be thinking.
I asked a large group of men to tell me what it meant to be a provider. Overwhelmingly, [...]

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An Avenue…

Blossoms & Ice Cream Bowls…

Blueberries, Hot Chocolate, Clouds & Birds…

Perfume, Beads & Books…

Carousels, Candles & Cakes…

Black and White Photos & Sunshine…

Hula Hoops & Happiness…

Babies & Handmade Blankets…

Wooden Boxes & Twiggy Nests…

Fireflies & Fearlessness…

Falling Leaves & Solutide…

Globes, Globes, Globes & Possibilities…

The REAL You…

The Beatles, Best Friends, Bottles & Babushkas…

The Unexpected…

Kindness & Crowns…

The Ultimate Silver Lining…

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Susan recently posted an article title Bedtime Routine in which she outlines the bedtime rituals maintained in their home. It is a beautiful read…click here to have a squiz.
We are currently focussing on celebrating the everyday amongst the fray of our busy lives…to find the silver lining.
For me, as a child, my favourite part of [...]

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I was told long ago that we could pretty much count on a few sets of hands the big events in our lives. That being birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. They are mostly great, noteworthy and cause enough to celebrate with everyone in our world.
To get to these places however, is a culmination of the effort, [...]

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