blogmas 06 // Christmas gifts for girls

Being the parent of FOUR girls, one would think I would be an expert on Christmas gifts for girls. No. Let me clarify – they always LOVE their Christmas gifts, but I am certainly no expert! This year is easy – they are all getting a bike. (Surprise!) I remember the year I received a…

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blogmas 05 // gifts for teachers

Ugh – my worst nightmare. I also suspect – the teachers worst nightmare too! You can only have so many chocolates, mugs, pens, and dodgy delicacies made by small children with snotty noses sticky fingers. When purchasing or deciding on a gift – it needs to pass the ‘shift-working mum’ test….. “It must be easy…

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blogmas 04 // decorating for Christmas

Putting up the Christmas tree is nearly both my worst nightmare and loveliest smell. Those pine needles just get into EVERYTHING, and the tinsel. Don’t get me started – that vacuum DOES NOT like it. BUT ….. the smell. How I LOVE the Christmas Tree smell. I know that a lot of people put a…

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blogmas 03 // shift-work and Christmas

So – shift-work and Christmas. It’s a tough gig. Rostering on at Christmas? Roster on for New Year? How do you fit in all of the social functions – not just the ones for YOU, but all of the end of year activities for family (oh my gosh – class parties, teachers gifts – UGH!)…

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blogmas 02 // favourite Christmas music

  Oh yes. Christmas carols. Come December 1st – play them loud and proud! Everyone knows my love for John Peter Farnham, so I cannot go past his album with ONJ – Friends for Christmas (DELUXE edition)! Then there is the ‘Bubes’. Yes – Michael Buble – oh goodness – that croon-y voice. – Christmas…

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blogmas 01 // INTRODUCING BLOGMAS

The FIRST of December. I KNOW! December is a big month around here this year – Christmas preparations (obv’s), Milla’s 8th birthday (on the 31st – yes – I know – bad timing!), Christmas parties, end of School year ‘stuff’, and let’s not forget – Mackenzie’s Primary School Graduation (unfortunately on the same day as…

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November wrap-up

I won’t lie – November has nearly broken me. The commute to work is exhausting and demanding. The children are balancing precariously on the edge – getting them all to school without tears from anyone (including me) is a feat to be celebrated. Enough whinging. November has also been pretty awesome – here it is…

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Blogging from the GradeTwoSleepover!

Milla has been awaiting the coveted GradeTwoSleepover (said in one excited breath!) for AGES! “Mum – will you be a parent helper ……. please?” How could I say no! This morning, Milla followed her packing list with the pedantic behaviour of an old man who loves his routine. It was tremendous. And frustrating. Every item…

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