Today we reach the end of Present over Perfect and our book club. It would be tempting to say that we have arrived.
And yet, if there is something this book has reinforced for me over and over, it is that life is a journey. We never actually arrive. Continue reading
I have discovered a wonderful technique for dealing with the overwhelm of daily life. And that is asking the question ‘What’s on top?’
What is the first thing that comes to mind that is annoying you, or you just can’t shake that you need to do?
I don’t really feel the year has started properly until school kicks in … any one else like me?
So I am looking forward to school starting again next week and the return to routine.
But I am also going to be a little sad. We have 18 summers with our kids before they are adults and I want to soak up every day of each one.
Does that mean that it has all been sweetness and light over here? You have to be kidding me! But I have done some things that have kept me (and the girls) sane this holidays.
I remind my girls to use their manners. I remind them to empty the sand from their shoes before they enter the house. I remind them to pick up their clothes, and talk kindly, and to walk in the house, and … the list goes on.
I finally understand what my mother meant when she said she felt like a stuck record.
I listened to a podcast the other day, that talked about living a proactive rather than a reactive life.
I stopped at a pop-store in the middle of our shopping centre to purchase activities for the upcoming school holidays. The lady behind the counter was bubbly and in a great mood. She excitedly informed me that it is the first time that the pop-up store has PayPass. For her this little change made a big difference in her day.
Her enthusiasm got me thinking about little changes in my life.
I had a conversation with my girl the other day about an upcoming excursion.
‘I’m feeling nervous, and excited, Mummy.’