https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTWXBtq5aYg "And I know I don't possess you, with all my heart, God bless you." I adore this song. The girls and I have been listening to the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack on high rotation, not for the first time. We all love ABBA (how can you not?!), we love Mamma Mia 1 and 2 … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: My Love, My Life
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQS1gA-xslk If you like bloopers look out for Dee's facial expression at 2:46...It was take 4 and I wasn't doing it again! Well here we are, it's another Tuesday and I haven't blogged about something else since my last #tunestuesday offering, or the one before that (look at me go, experimenting with hashtags). On one … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday and an Update – “Tell Him”- Done Differently.
First hospital stay coming up, so far the highlight of 2021 As my children prepare for their upcoming tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, they can barely contain their excitement. They are practically giddy. For them it’s a big adventure, and they can’t wait to experience what it’s like being admitted to hospital, tended to by doting nurses … Continue reading My First and Last Hospital Visit
https://youtu.be/5hF7whT3P_Q ❤Dear email subscribers, please click the title to access the Youtube link❤ Disclaimer: There may be some cleaning up in the kitchen sounds courtesy of my beautiful mother. What can I say, we're keeping it real! I've loved to sing as long as I can remember. Choosing between having to lose my legs or … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday with Phemie, My Sunshine
https://youtu.be/UIRwp2JtetA ❤ Email followers, please click on the title above to access YouTube clip ❤ "... to let the old ways die." I can't think of anything better, than letting the old ways, that do not serve our highest good, go. And die. Forever and ever amen. Especially after the year we've had... On a … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes- Maybe it’s Time…
Phemie, 2 and a half, the day I came home from hospital with Reina- 2014 Half an hour before bedtime the other day, 2 days before grade 3 would end forever, Phemie decided she had to make cards for everyone in her class. Classic Phemie. Is it a universal law that all children remember something … Continue reading “You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”
“I’m going to imagine he’s real.” This is what Reina said on the school run this morning. But let's back up a bit. A few weeks back I had to tell Reina that no, Santa wasn’t real. No, nor is the easter bunny or the tooth fairy. "I am all those things," I told her, … Continue reading “I’m going to imagine he’s real.”
It was another perfect Brisbane day and the girls and I were enjoying mum and dad's pool. They had been playing pretty nicely up to that point, which was a welcome relief. I've become so tired of the bickering and button pushing. Lately they've taken their competitiveness to a new level, especially if they're with … Continue reading Sisterly…love?
I wrote my 2 week intermittent fasting report card a couple of days ago, because I want to keep a record of progress reports that involve facts and figures. But it wasn't the blog I really wanted to write. Every time I find myself naked in front of the bathroom mirror as I prepare for … Continue reading I Am Not My Body