EASTER LONG WEEKEND 2017

EASTER LONG WEEKEND 2017

Thank god for long weekends! ūüėČ This weekend was an exciting one. Mostly because the easter bunny came and me and the kids ate heaps of chocolate. Probably too much, I actually feel sick…The weather was undecided, it was rainy, snowy and sunny over the 3 days. I know I talk about the weather a lot, but I really need spring to ‘spring’ already! Friday was a¬†lazy day. We played at the park and went for a walk to the cafe for a much needed coffee. ¬† ¬† ¬†   On Saturday Joe and I got away and were child free! It was amazing. I love those monsters but god it’s nice to eat in a restaurant without having to chase down an over excited 3 year old who is always closely followed by his little sister who just wants to do what he’s doing. Its exhausting. As most parents would know. So we actually got to eat in peace and didn’t have to inhale our food. But the best part, we went car shopping! We are upgrading my crossover for a bigger SUV. I seriously cannot wait! Even though we spent most of the day at the dealership it […]

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MOTHERHOOD

MOTHERHOOD

I have been a mother for 3 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days. It doesn’t really sound like a long time and if you were to use that time frame for anything else it wouldn’t seem long. But as a mother it is a long time. A life time. 3 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days I have been responsible for a little person. 100% completely responsible for another life. That is just unreal! Then¬†we added another one to the mix, 13 months after the first. I have two little people who rely on me for everything (and their father, obviously). Their whole lives revolve around me. Saying that out loud puts¬†so much into perspective. Some days are so good. We all wake in happy moods. Meals are eaten with little fuss, the kids actually listen to me, we play inside, we play outside and Noah is gentle with Siena. Lots of kisses and cuddles are exchanged, we play games, read books and make crafts. I am able to workout without interruptions, we get some household chores done and I can cook dinner without meltdowns. And then some days¬†I just want space. I don’t want little […]

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EASTER GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LITTLE ONES

I know Easter is not about gifts and if anything it should just be celebrated as a religious festival. But, of course, we do celebrate it with the family whether¬†we go to church or not and eat a lot of chocolate, like, a lot and various other festive foods over that long weekend. In saying that, I am not even sure what we are doing yet! If you’re¬†like me, then you don’t really want your kids eating a lot of chocolate. I am totally okay with some, we are human and it’s nice to treat your kids from time to time but I think small amounts are best. Especially when they are so young. Noah being 3 this year I’m okay with a little chocolate. Like a kinder surprise egg or the like but Siena I am reluctant to give any. Maybe a mini egg or a bit broken off from my (hopefully) giant egg ūüėČ So I have put together a little Easter gift guide for the little ones of alternative ideas to chocolates. Just fun little options. Nothing extravagant-I mean, it’s not Christmas. Little gifts you could put in a hamper/Easter basket or maybe in a dollar store […]

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CHOCOLATE CHIA AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Chocolate chia avocado smoothie

This chocolate chia avocado smoothie came about because I was experimenting with trying to add avocado to my smoothies. There is a local place near us that has the most delicious pineapple avocado smoothies. Pinterest is full of recipes with avocado in them. Plus it’s one of my most favourite fruits (fruit, who knew?) The health benefits of Avocado Avocados are packed full of nutrients. Such as Vitamin K (which helps with blood clotting, prevents heart disease and is essential in growing strong bones), Folate (our bodies need this to make DNA and other genetics, which is essential for unborn babies), Potassium (more than bananas!) High in fibre – Which can reduce blood sugar spikes, aids in weight loss and helps with gut health. Lowers Cholesterol Eating Avocados with other highly nutritious foods actually helps you absorb the nutrients from the other foods The antioxidants (Lutein and Zeaxanthin) in avocados are great for your eyes These are just a few points of how amazing Avocados are for you! ¬†Just like avocados chia seeds are SO good for you as well. So together in this smoothie, these two pack a high nutrition, powerful punch! This particular smoothie came about because I […]

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TO MY LITTLE LOVES

TO MY LITTLE LOVES

To my little loves, I love you, I love you, I love you. I know I can yell, or be demanding or rush you at times. Sometimes It seems like I may not be listening, or watching you or I am busy doing something else. I can seem mean, or occupied or shout. But I want you both to know how much I love you. That I am always listening, always watching. I see all the jumps you do and the towers you build. The make believe conversations¬†between the little people bus driver and the stuffed flamingo. I see those sweet tender moments you two share, you don’t even know those moments are¬†so special. I see the delighted look on your faces when you have achieved something. Sometimes I am the only person who knows what you’re saying or trying to say and I am secretly proud of that. I know you two, my precious babies. So well. I will forever be your mama, here to hold your hand and guide you through the scary and uneasy times. I hope that you feel like you can always come to me, no matter how big or small your dilemma. I will […]

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THREE!!

three

Boy oh boy, my little boy is THREE! Not going to lie, I’ll be happy to kiss two goodbye. That was a tough year. PEACE! We celebrated Noah’s birthday at Taronga zoo! I have been to a few zoos and I may be slightly biased but it really is an impressive zoo with spectacular views of the city! After our fun day at the zoo we went home and ate cake. A monster truck themed birthday cake made by yours truly. I must say, pretty impressed with this years attempt! Thanks Pinterest. Noah, you are truly one of a kind. You are so funny, adventurous, curious and never shy. You may turn me full grey before my next birthday or have us in the emergency room at some point with your Evil Kinevil ways but I wouldn’t change a thing.¬†You are never short of kisses, always wanting to help and lately you always want to hold my hand. You come into our bed at some point almost every night and we actually love it – except we will be dusting off that gro clock and whipping you into shape soon…when we are ready to give up some sleep, so live […]

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