Monthly Archives: July 2012

Being away from your kids

I’ve worked at home for nearly 10 years now. I started working from home for a couple of reasons: I was a bit bored after getting through the first 14 months of Mitch’s life and to supplement our income. The … Continue reading

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Being a mother of boys only

I can categorically say that I’ve never yearned for a girl. Not in the sense that some do and I’ll do my best to explain what I think that yearning is. It’s the special but sometimes complicated mother/daughter relationship – … Continue reading

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This blogging thing

So I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 months now. Blogging is a funny thing because unless readers comment, you have no idea what your audience thinks. Recently I’ve been thinking about not continuing because sometimes it feels like I’m talking … Continue reading

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Striving for…?

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I have a tendency towards melancholy. Melancholy is described as a deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. So when I say tendency toward, I don’t mean I’m constantly sad or even sometimes sad, but … Continue reading

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Alcohol and our kids

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about alcohol and my kids. Sure, Mitch is only ten but I like to be prepared. Actually, I’m never at all well prepared for anything but given how completely unprepared I was when I … Continue reading

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Hug your children tight

Tonight I heard the most heartbreaking story via Twitter. It’s hit and miss on Twitter – you may log on in time to see 6,566,987 boring tweets about Q&A or you may log on and see a tweet from someone … Continue reading

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Remaining calm

I have a real blockage when it comes to remaining calm with my children – actually I have a lot of blockages but this is the biggie. So it’s school holidays and mostly we’ve done really well and it’s been … Continue reading

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