motherhood

25 02, 2014

:: well hello there ::

February 25th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

Well hello there!! – it’s been a while since I’ve posted here.I lost my mojo for blogging somewhere. I’m not sure exactly where, or why, or how. But I guess it happens sometimes! Especially when life is busy.And especially when you have a baby that doesn’t sleep. Really doesn’t sleep. Currently we are lucky to get a 2 hour stretch overnight.During the day? If not in a pram being pushed around – 30 minutes is about our maximum. BUT I know it’s just a phase. (please let it be just a phase) And that it will get better.Meanwhile […]

17 01, 2014

a special keepsake for mothers and daughters :: me & you book giveaway

January 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |60 Comments

Hi everyone!I have been wanting to share this most gorgeous book and keepsake idea with you!The Me & You Book.Created by Nicolle who lost her mother at the very young age of 7, the Me & You book is intended to be a place to gather memories, anecdotes, dreams and hopes for you to share with your daughter so she will always have this beautiful keepsake about you, her mother.Nicolle has created a gorgeous keepsake book filled with pages and pages of prompts for you to put pen to paper and fill in with […]

12 12, 2013

’tis the season to – take a deep breath

December 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

We’re half way through the advent calendars – already. What? I’m not sure how that happened so fast.Has it all been a blur for you too? I was talking with a friend of mine about this the other day, how this time of year inevitably gets crazy busy, not just because of Christmas, not only if you haven’t finished Christmas shopping two months ago, but because for us Aussie’s it’s also the end of a school year, everything is wrapping up and being finalised before our long holidays. There are event evenings, graduation ceremonies, open class […]

4 11, 2013

what my babies have taught me

November 4th, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Before I was a mother, I dreamt of what it would be like to raise a family. I imagined beautiful days filled with baking and crafting and reading on the couch.I would tear pages out of my mum’s magazines when I would find a fun craft idea or decorating tip or delicious recipe to stash away for when I had children. {old fashioned pinterest!} I honestly thought I was prepared for motherhood before I actually had a baby- turns out nothing really prepares you for it, having children has been the biggest learning curve of […]

11 07, 2013

quiet thoughts and thanks

July 11th, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |12 Comments

It’s been a bit quiet around here lately. Thank you so much for the messages and emails from some of you checking up on me! No, baby hasn’t  joined us yet {and hopefully won’t for at least another 4 weeks}, I’ve just been so exhausted and honestly not really coping on 2 hours sleep a night. I suppose it also doesn’t help that I’ve been in super nesty mode too – with a huge huge to do list. But with not a lot of energy available to blitz through it all I get a bit {a […]

2 05, 2013

30 before 30

May 2nd, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |18 Comments

In September last year I sat down and wrote a 30 before 30 list – a ‘sand-bucket’ list of sorts of things I would like to do before I hit that 3-0 milestone. It’s not that I am afraid of turning 30, it’s just that I’ve spent the last 10 years not doing a lot of things I really wanted to learn or experience, but was doing a lot of studying and looking after step-kiddos and then our own kiddos and learning how to be a grown up (I met my hubby when I […]

26 09, 2012

dear anonymous

September 26th, 2012|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

Last night ‘anonymous’ came and posted this comment on my ‘about me’ page:I wish I was as good a mom as you. I wish I read your blog before I had kids. I will never be good enough. You are perfect, your kids are so lucky. They always have a clean house, healthy food, crafts to do and a creative and loving mom. I have days where I think I’m ok at it, and days where I really fail at it. I wish I was better, more like you. Thank you for your blog.I […]

16 05, 2012

mother’s day

May 16th, 2012|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

I had a really beautiful Mother’s day this past Sunday.We didn’t really have anything planned, which was exactly what I wanted. I thought a nice and slow morning where you eat breakfast leisurely without rushing somewhere would be bliss. I was woken up {after a little sleep in} with cuddles, snuggles and kisses from my two beautiful kiddos. I was given handmade cards, drawings and flowers from them both and Noah had made a very cute frame and photo at school for the fridge. Noah answered the ‘all about my mum’ printable and it made me […]

13 05, 2012

unplugged

May 13th, 2012|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |27 Comments

{image}So, I really wanted to sit down and write an insightful post about my unplugging experience after reading the article “How To Miss a Childhood” by Rachel aka Hands Free Mama but you know what?I got nothing.I had such a busy Mother’s Day weekend that I didn’t really have to ‘try’ unplugging anyway. I didn’t have time for facebook or emails or surfing the web on my phone or my computer except at one moment during my little guy’s footy training on Saturday when I would normally take out my phone and check instagram […]

11 05, 2012

mother’s day gift for my kiddos

May 11th, 2012|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

I’ve had a few sobering experiences these past few weeks. Some reminders that life is so very special. That it is a gift that can so easily be taken for granted. That we only have so much time here, and sometimes people leave too soon. And some have to go through amazing hardships just to be here. Just to get through the day to see a tomorrow.I should know this. I have watched suffering. I have seen hardship. My own Mum has been suffering for 17 years. Yet still I seem to sometimes need […]