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I’m Angie, I’m a Full-Time Mother, it’s a JOB you know.

Quite recently I had a conversation that sparked tiny embers of fury in me. I was feeling a little fragile already with the usual “I feel so crap that I am not working” thoughts whirling round my brain, the harsh judgements, the negative thinking, the high expectations. “I am not contributing to society, what am… Continue reading I’m Angie, I’m a Full-Time Mother, it’s a JOB you know.

A COLOURFUL LIFE · BOOKS · THE ART OF HAPPINESS

Not Another Self-Help Book…

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” — Lemony Snicket You will have gathered by now that I am a huge fan of The Self-Help book. None of my friends seem particularly interested in this area – most prefer fiction- but I am all over self-help like..well like a Single Mother… Continue reading Not Another Self-Help Book…

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Texas Roadtrip Adventures: San Antonio

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ― Anita Desai Until last year, I had never even heard of the city of San Antonio. But as Berlyn pointed out; if you’re ever in Texas, it’s well worth visiting. There’s a lot to see. We only stayed for one night, so didn’t manage many… Continue reading Texas Roadtrip Adventures: San Antonio

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Lessons From My Daughter: The Night Ninja

“Shhhh Mummy be quiet! We’ve got to find the NIGHT NINJA…” “Oh okay..well where do you think he/she is?” “I saw a lot of foot prints and I went all around, I checked in the garden then I cleaned the carpet and then I went outside again.. “ *by cleaned the carpet, -just to clarify-… Continue reading Lessons From My Daughter: The Night Ninja

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Texas Roadtrip Adventures: AUSTIN

“Most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.” ― Winna Efendi After a short stop over in the small town of Smithville, we soon arrived in Austin, the state capital of Texas. We quickly found parking, and headed over to the Texas State Capitol, which “contains the offices and chambers of the… Continue reading Texas Roadtrip Adventures: AUSTIN

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Texas Roadtrip Adventures: SMITHVILLE

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin One little adventure I will always remember fondly was our day trip to Austin. It was one of those funny days where the journey seemed more fun than the actual… Continue reading Texas Roadtrip Adventures: SMITHVILLE

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Lessons From My Daughter: Riding on a Shitting-Star

“Raspberries are blown, there’s a lot of excitable screaming, and kisses are flying everywhere.” Last night I had one of those conversations with Maia that I just want to replay over and over in my mind. Several conversations actually. One of my favourite parts of the day is just after I’ve given Maia her bath,… Continue reading Lessons From My Daughter: Riding on a Shitting-Star