Category Archives: Family

Does it sink in?

Gleenon Melton saying 2

  I’ll often be found, sitting with my kids answering question after tedious question.  Sometimes I’m silently counting to ten as they incessantly ask ‘But why?’ however, I continue to answer. I’m their teacher after all.  They are here to learn, and I’m here to help.  Eventually we’ll reach the point of me saying in…

That is why I started blogging…

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Some time ago now, I opened up a blog, wrote my thoughts down and felt an instant relief.  I love writing: it’s like therapy for me and that is why I started blogging. Over the last month, I’ve had a break.  I stepped back and spent time over the summer with my children.  We swam…

My children may be brainwashed

My child is brainwashed

Today I’m running around like a headless chook getting things organised for the #BrightDelight event next week.  It’s getting exciting and crazy busy all at once. However, I couldn’t miss this opportunity to tell you how my Mr3 has been brainwashed!  It would seem that the ‘magic word’ has a different meaning in our house:…

Chocolate chip shortbread

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It’s the lead up to Christmas.  IT IS!   Whether or not you want to think about that yet, the reality is that the decorations are starting to creep into the shops, the carols are on the radio and the letters to santa are carefully being constructed. When it comes to teachers and carers, I…

Stop waiting for something to happen

live in the present

Most mornings I wake up with a spring in my step.  I bounce out of bed at an ungodly hour because I know I can start my day with a little bit of ‘me’ time.  The kids (usually) don’t wake up until 6 or so, which means I have an hour to have a coffee…

What did I achieve today?

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Last night as I was trying to wind down and clear my mind, all I could think about were all the things I hadn’t done on my list.  At the moment, the to-do list is incredibly long with the upcoming event I’m organising and so my mind seems to click into overdrive as soon as…

Do you have a guardian angel?

Who is your guardian angel?

I remember sitting in the hospital room with my baby girl, bereft and looking for answers.  I was putting on a brave face for her, but inside my heart-felt like it was being squeezed by a vice. Not being a religious person, I offered up a prayer to my late mum and hoped that she…

Family holidays are good for your work

Anna Bay sand boarding

  One windy and wet Sunday afternoon in July, my girlfriend and I sat by her fire with a cup of tea watching the rain pelt against the windows.  It was that point in winter when you simply can’t see the end in sight. “Let’s go away” I said.  ”We should plan something so we have…

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