the blended family for beginners

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take a deep breath and let it go

take a deep breath and let it go

Never in my wildest imaginings did I think that I would be taking advice from Justin Beiber.  I mean, what is even with that? But here I am, admitting my shame and sharing it with the world.  It’s funny how stuff penetrates your subconscious isn’t […]

weekends are for…pancakes of course!

weekends are for…pancakes of course!

When I first started cooking for our kids I was wildly idealistic and determined to only give them healthy choices that I’d spent hours turning into enticing and delicious creations for them.  We all know how that worked out for me.  It became apparent to me very […]

just call me monica geller

just call me monica geller

I have a conscious awareness that when it comes to my home and how clean and tidy it is I’m definitely on the extreme end of the Monica Geller Scale of Anal. I just can’t help it, and I think it comes from so many […]

laundry as therapy? not as crazy as it sounds

laundry as therapy? not as crazy as it sounds

Call me crazy but I love to do laundry. Love it. There is something so satisfying in transforming a pile of worn, dirty clothes or linen into crisp, fresh clean things to wear and sleep on.  I love how it looks hanging on my line […]

spaghetti bolognese that my kids will eat every time

spaghetti bolognese that my kids will eat every time

So, here it is – the most basic-est spaghetti bolognese ever – with hidden veggies for extra laughter by me! Ingredients 500gm of mince – either beef (much preferred by Mr 11) or pork and veal (preferred by husband) 1 large brown onion 2T tomato […]

the gentle art of tricking kids into eating veggies

the gentle art of tricking kids into eating veggies

Oh how I love food.  Food Food Food.  I love to go out and eat gourmet food at lovely restaurants.  I love to stay at home and cook food and eat it. I love to cook delicious food feasts for friends.  With wine.  By candlelight.  In fact, […]

The ex-wife Files – Part I

The ex-wife Files – Part I

If you’re thinking that any part of this blog is going to be me spewing vitriol about the ex-wife, then I’m very sorry but you’ve got the wrong girl.  And this is not because I just don’t want to say anything bad about her in case she reads this (which […]

hey lady! welcome to stepmotherhood

hey lady! welcome to stepmotherhood

So.  Did I in my wildest dreams imagine that I would be a stepmother one day?  Ummm, no.  I did have moments where I imagined myself to be a glamorous world traveller, jetting off to exotic locations at a moments notice and you know, hanging […]