Life around here

What a cliffhanger! Our big relocation news – and then – the sound of silence. Did I plan the dramatic pause? Not quite, and I have been wondering why I haven’t been so active here…

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New decade, new mum-mom adventure

One of the unexpected byproducts of having five children (other than, obviously, joy and laundry in both equal and unrelenting measure) – is that if I suggest to anyone that I have some news they…

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smug and lazy Christmas craft vol iv? V?

Every year I start thinking about Christmas gifts in September and feel almost unbearably organised. 5 children! And yet, so prepared! But then something happens and it’s December 10 and I have a few piles…

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The joy of repetition

If you can read that title without having the Hot Chip song “over and over” in your head for the rest of the day; well, congratulations (and definitely don’t listen to it on YouTube). I…

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Spending money to feel better, episode one

I’m pretty confident that spending money when you’re feeling a bit flat is one of those things we are not supposed to do as functioning and responsible adults – or at least one of those…

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