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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 […]

four little things that have helped me find my stepmum groove

four little things that have helped me find my stepmum groove

There’s no doubt about it, being a stepmum to three kids under 12 is one of the toughest gigs I’ve ever had – and I’ve had cancer.  So I guess that’s saying something.  Having said that, all of the angst that goes along with these sometimes […]

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 […]

how awesome is it to have two homes?

how awesome is it to have two homes?

No matter how you spin it, in the beginning splitting your time between two homes is pretty terrifying for a child.  Suddenly they have to spend time in a scary new house where nothing is familiar, not even the little squeaks and sighs that the house […]

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 […]

stepmotherhood for beginners

stepmotherhood for beginners

If only blended families came with some kind of handy manual that is presented to you in a red-carpet ceremony the day you become a stepmother.  Actually I’m not sure really how useful it would be because every family dynamic is different and what works […]

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 […]