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A Lesson in Sustainability

Each week I get an email from each of my sons parent class reps to remind all the parents of things that need to be done during the coming week. I cherish these emails because with four kids if I’m not careful things slip through the cracks. Like the ONE …

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Date Night

With forty hundred children and Rob burning the candle at both ends, we don’t often get a friday night to ourselves. That plus the fact that at the end of the week the last thing either of us want to do is anything that doesn’t involve a sofa and TV …

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The Cake

It was Holly’s 11th birthday last week.  With four kids I’ve now got the birthday party prep thing pretty sorted, given I seem to always have a child who’s about to have one. The cake however is always my undoing. When we lived in London, I wouldn’t have dreamt of …

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Holiday, what holiday?

Yesterday Rob and I came home from an amazing child-free five days away in Noosa. Rob has a really high stress job and works ridiculous hours so the past few months have meant he’s hardly around on week days and weekends with four kids are anything but relaxing. So my …

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Husbands and losing stuff

Each saturday two of my boys have swimming lessons and my daughter has gymnastics at the same time, so Rob and I …

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Forget me not

On friday I forgot to pick Jude up from preschool. Forgot. Totally, totally, totally forgot. It was a day out of the …

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A story about avocados

I do a lot of exercise. Not surprisingly my exercises of choice do not involve an enormous amount of coordination. Running and …

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Just today

A really cool thing happened to me today. I was at CrossFit just doing my own thing and noticed someone there I …

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Twitter Lunch Club

People who slam social media are weirdo’s in my mind. Putting my blog aside, which is a bit of fun and gives …

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Christmas and Black Dogs

Yesterday I was in David Jones and stumbled into this. So I guess it must be christmas soon? Correct me if I’m …

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Minecraft #2 Why I still hate it

Bloody Minecraft. As we speak my three sons’ excitement is at fever pitch because they’ve worked out how to make red sheep. Apparently …

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Boys and Knives

About a week ago Luca came up to me and said “Mum, what’s this” and then handed me a pocket knife. Rob has …

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Running Decisions

I have been the lamest blogger on the planet. Because I’ve been a bit of a misery guts and preoccupied with being …

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Not Running

Its been five weeks since I injured my leg. Last week I was finally able to get a few short runs in …