The Super Whites The ordinary life of a Super Mum

The Super Whites
Sarah
After.
After.

After last week’s post about THE SHOES, I got an email from my Mum which really got me thinking. There has been lots of sadness and negativity around lately, lots of bad things happening to good people and in particular some close friends of my Mum’s. A friend had a hip replacement and then a […]

I just wanted you to know.
I just wanted you to know.

There is lots going on and not much happening at the moment. Its a funny time of year and despite my love of colder weather, I am over winter. Its wet, freezing and restricting me from doing all the things I love right now, like running, taking photographs and hanging out with my children and […]

Birthday brunch – a recap
Birthday brunch - a recap

On Sunday Amy and I celebrated our birthdays with some of our favourite people. Instead of our annual birthday BBQ we decided to shake it up and have brunch, croissants, bacon & eggs on the bbq, fizzy wine and fresh O.J. Perfect! Amy’s suprise guest was a clown called Pajamas who kept her audience enthralled […]

Birthday happiness
Birthday happiness

True happiness can be achieved in simple ways. A cup of coffee and a birthday kiss, a special gift. Time spent with someone loved. Today has been a special birthday indeed…. Cake suprise for breakfast! Presents! The girls playing with Gogga and the teeny, tiny furniture she found at Granny Grace’s flat in Cardiff. A […]

Stunned, like a mullet.

I wanted to thank each and every one of you who made the time to email me and comment on my previous post. It means a great deal to me that my post with the most comments ever was this post, where I risked alienating myself from friends and the very people I look up […]

This is me.

This week a blogger I like and respect wrote a very interesting blog post which made me do a lot of deep thinking. For a while, since the blogging conference I attended in March, I have been feeling confused about why I blog. I have been wrapped up in what other bloggers think, feeling sad […]

Penthouse party.
Penthouse party.

At about 9.30 on Friday evening Ron mentioned that the rugby club president was having a party on Sunday afternoon. Apparently his apartment had a view of the Rocks and the Opera house where an amazing lightshow is currently on display. It was late, I was tired and in bed watching Notting Hill and didn’t […]

Happy Mothers Day, Mum!
Happy Mothers Day, Mum!

One of the very hardest things about living in Australia, is living so far away from my Mum. I should be used to it now, I went off to boarding school when I was 11 and have lived away from home pretty much ever since. Gosh that sounds harsh. The truth is that I decided […]

Take a breath.
Take a breath.

A few weeks ago I had a morning to myself for a photoshoot with a new baby and her proud parents at their house in the inner city suburbs. Amy was at preschool, Stella was with my friend Julie as part of our shared childcare arrangement and I was on my own. I gave myself […]

A wedding and a weekend in bed.
A wedding and a weekend in bed.

Its rained a lot since we got back from camping. Washing has piled up, the girls have been at each other’s throats. Ron and I have felt tired and worn out. I was looking forward to high tea at a friend’s house on Friday afternoon to celebrate the royal wedding even though I hadn’t been […]

A great big internet hug.

I need to direct your attention over here to Trish’s blog, My Little Dummer Boys. She has done a wonderful job of articulating what a lot of us are feeling right now. A dear friend on the internet and now in real life is having a tough old time of it at the moment. Tiff […]

Flat
Flat

I have been feeling really flat this week, the ‘blogover’ from the awesome Aussie Bloggers Conference lingers along with a sense of melancholy. Its a combination of relief, Stella’s appointment with the Speech Pathologist went fantastically well, and exhaustion. The relief is wonderful, I have a post about our experience at the Speech Therapist coming […]

#AusBlogCon2011
#AusBlogCon2011

I am having difficulty knowing where to start in describing yesterday’s inaugural Aussie Bloggers Conference 2011. A room full of inspirational writers/bloggers/social commentators. Meeting people whom I have admired and followed for months and years. Talking to other women who are just like me, who have the same dreams, aspirations, fears. Listening to amazing people […]

I blog, therefore I am.

There is a lot of excitement in the Australian blogosphere this week. On Saturday morning, 184 bloggers are meeting at a hotel in Sydney for the first inaugural Australian Bloggers Conference 2011. A reality that began as a dream and with lots of hardwork and enthusiasm, has grown into what will prove to be an […]

Grown-up dilemmas
Grown-up dilemmas

Last week was a hardcore parenting week. Amy is back to throwing massive hissy fits whenever I say no and Stella has decided to traumatise me by ingesting money and burning up with a 40 degree temperatue. Parenting right now feels like the same battle, different day, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat. I have lots of […]

Parenting – added bonus
Parenting - added bonus

There are many things about parenting that I didn’t anticipate, the fact that child vomit and wee and poo is not nearly as retch-inducing as I thought it would be, the fact that sleep is something a person can actually manage without and that even though my life is more different that I had capacity […]

Stella and I.
Stella and I.

(waiting patiently.) This year we have a proper routine. Last year we had a routine, if you know us then you know that we have ALWAYS had a routine! But this year is the first time I feel a sense of consistency and pattern in our day-to-day lives. A combination of playgroups and swimming lessons […]

The big launch
The big launch

Welcome all! This is what I have been working on feverishly in my spare time. I finally took the plunge and thanks to lots of good advice, successfully purchased my own domain, installed wordpress and copied over all my old blogspot posts. Then I had to go through every single post, all 837 of them […]

Moving my blog

Right, so in case you didn’t know, I am going to be an attendee at the inaugural Australian Bloggers Conference which is happening here in Sydney next month. Its an incredibly exciting event and hopefully the start of great things in the world of blogging here in Australia. Its also been a source of some […]

New hair

I did post this on facebook but this is for Mum! I am loving my new hair, I had it cut on Thursday last week, its super short at the back, the tendril type bits tuck behind my ear when I am busy and it takes me two minutes to wash it and dry it. […]

Happy Anniversary!

Today Ron and I are celebrating our seven year wedding anniversary. Ron suprised me with beautiful flowers and this evening we cooked a delicious rib eye steak and served it with a fresh spinach salad with sundried tomatos, red onion, pine nuts and feta cheese. Just when I thought that was it, he brought out another […]

Emotional clutter

I have had a strange week. We have been on holiday but have stayed home, Ron went to day 2 of the final Ashes test on Tuesday and then played golf on Thursday so I have had a fair bit of time at home with the girls. That coupled with the fact that because I […]

2010 – the year that was

Its a little late this time, but in the tradition of Sundry I bring you the latest installment of my annual yearly recap. 1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before? 2010 was a big year I finally started my photography business after talking about it for months! 2. Did you keep […]

Preschool Christmas presents

This was my first year of gifts for teachers at Amy’s preschool. I didn’t feel like buying chocolates or wine or soap so I decided to make something. One of my favourite gifts to make is small make-up bags or pencil cases made from homemade quilted material. So easy, quite time consuming but I love […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Monthly Archives
Categories
Search my blog