Mama-ing in the country: How did we get here?

(Warning - This post is a little grittier and closer to the bone than the blog's usual light hearted feel.  It's hard to sugar coat some things.  This year I'll be writing a lot about life in the country, so I guess it made sense to start with telling you how we got here.  I'm … Continue reading Mama-ing in the country: How did we get here?

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Christmas: Wonky trees, yummy food and embracing the crazy.

We all love a bit of holiday cheer, right? As the night's draw in throughout Autumn we're comforted by the anticipation of twinkly lights, the scent of cinnamon and cloves wafting through the house and the first sounds of Christmas music that immediatley flood the senses with festive nostalgia. Magical. Now, this is a bit … Continue reading Christmas: Wonky trees, yummy food and embracing the crazy.

Forgotten footprints, baby rage and making friends with imperfection.

As the snow fell this afternoon, covering our little lane all in white, I could sense that Christmassy feeling stirring in me.  After vowing never to look at a Christmas tree ever again last December, it's a relief that the approaching festive season is making me feel giddy rather than queasy.  In fact I'm ready to make up … Continue reading Forgotten footprints, baby rage and making friends with imperfection.