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Bella

Bella

boarding (bɔːʳdɪŋ ) uncountable noun Boarding is an arrangement by which children live at school during the school term. I left my boys with my sister and drove down the dirt road for my interview with Bella, these interviews that I organise have me anxious and out of my comfort zone every single time. I …

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Post 96

Post 96

Post 96 For this post I flicked through the dictionary and the word that came up for me was “Uncomfortable” – adjective – Causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort. Causing or feeling unease or awkwardness. I was a bit miffed actually that this was the word that appeared to me. I was hoping …

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Post 83

Post 83

Post 83 Our block of land has trees absolutely overflowing with birds. All types of feathered friends, kookaburras, cockatoos, king parrots, magpies, butcher birds, owls and lorikeets. It can get very noisy, colourful and a privilege to see so much wildlife hanging out at our home. I often stand with a cuppa coffee at the windows that line …

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Post 81

Post 81

Post 81 I was up to my elbows in healthy ingredients: bananas, berries, apple sauce, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, chia seeds, oat bran and flax seeds, when I did some baking during the week. I have been looking for recipes to make for afternoon tea that fill my boy’s bellies. Something healthy, something filling and not full of …

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Day 42

Day 42

Day 42 Morning, it is 4.56am. Nope I haven’t risen early today. I just haven’t been to bed. I was called into do an overtime shift last night and I stupidly said yes. Very stupidly because I will finish at 7.00am and then have to be back here at 5.00pm for my rostered shift. Yesterday …

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Day 36

Day 36

Day 36 Our school has a school Facebook page and one of the teachers posted a fascinating article about parenting on the page. It was called Abandon parenting and just be a parent the article is an interview with Alison Gopnik about her new book The Gardener and the carpenter. I also did some more …

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Day 35

Day 35

  Day 35 – which should really be day 39.   I have been MIA the last few days. I just couldn’t post on here. I was feeling fragile, tired and was sick of writing about myself every day. Ridiculous work hours, no sleep, school holidays, pms, and a husband that I was really trying …

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Day 34

Day 34

Day 34 I read motivational books, and I practice yoga, always try and find the positive, I scroll through Pinterest looking for inspiring quotes, do things like a 100 day writing challenge, to get me outside of comfort zone. But today was a profound day.  I went to my Nannas funeral today.  As I wrote …

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Day 33

Day 33

Day 33   Boy 2: Mum, I have something in my hair. Me: If you have nits you are getting number 1 clippers all over. I walk over to my boy and look at where he has parted his hair. Me: ahhh, where is the phone I need to call your Father. You have a …

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Day 32

Day 32

Day 32.   I have bookshelves in the lounge room, my office and the library. I also have a stack of books that I keep on my kitchen bench, in easy reach for me to grab a little daily inspiration if I need it. I have Oprahs – What I know for sure, Elizabeth Gilberts …

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