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Parenting. Relationships

In 2009 I got old. And it wasn’t because I turned 38. For the first time in my life I felt old. Powerless to create the life I wanted. Fearful for the future. All too conscious of human suffering. I wondered if my best years were behind me. I questioned my faith in “everything happens […]


This week I am crazy busy, so I wanted to share an article on parenting that I read recently. It really resonated with me because it’s on the perils of perfectionism – a subject I know well. Next week I’ll write my own take on this subject. But, in the mean time please stick around […]


I’m organizing a 5th birthday party for Bunny right now. It’s going to have 40 people or so and a jumping castle and we’re taking over my father’s property, which has the room to host large gatherings. I had my wedding reception there and that was loads of fun, so hopefully this party will be […]


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault, Author We have all heard that there is power in the present. This moment, and the little routines and rituals that make up your daily family existence are where happiness is found and memories […]


“The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905-1906 I’ve been pondering friendship lately. Partly counting my blessings, partly marveling at how different all my friends are, and partly baffled as to why some people make me feel immediately comfortable, while others […]


“All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different.” -John Berger, Writer I have been trying to write a post about the SECRETS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE and I kept coming up with the usual problem. I have too much to say on this topic for one post. Rather than to cull my ideas or […]

Picture Perfect Romance

by Kelly on November 25, 2008 · 29 comments

in Parenting. Relationships

Last Friday, Musicman and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. To commemorate this milestone, we left Bunny with mom and went away for the weekend to Avoca Beach on the NSW Central Coast. Avoca is a relaxed beach paradise and my idea of romantic heaven. We stayed in an apartment on the crest overlooking Avoca […]


This post is late coming due to my technical issues and temporary loss of mind. Stacey, you’re welcome to use it for your writing project if you want to. If not, that’s cool too. When Stacey of Create a Balance posted about her life balance group writing project, my first thought was “great idea, shame […]


  Hi guys, I know my posting is slow at the moment. I’ve been in birthday celebrations for a few days now, hanging out with friends and family, getting lots of great gifts, traveling into the city and having a few drinks and some laughs. This photo of Bunny was taken with an Aboriginal dancer […]


This week I’m 37 years old and while I’m not doing cartwheels about it, I wouldn’t say I’m exactly depressed either. I’m still relatively young, I’m healthy, have a wonderful family and generally a lot to be grateful for. If I sound like I’m giving myself a pep talk, well maybe I am, but there’s […]