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Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Mum, can you read us a story? PLEASE?!?!?!” Every night, we have a very strict routine. Dinner around 5.30pm, followed by bath at 6pm. Bath time often goes for a good 20-30 minutes, as the 4 kids hop in the bath together and play with the numerous dinosaurs, animals, and Barbie Mermaids that reside along […]

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July 25, 2012 The weather this week has been gorgeous. After 2 weeks of rain and humidity, and having the kids come home from school and spend the afternoon indoors (watching TV, playing xBox and iPad, or colouring in), we have insisted on them getting out each afternoon to the park with their bikes and […]

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Two little boys. One bigger than the other. One more capable than the other. But both idolising each other. The older one knows that there is something different about him, but the younger one thinks his big brother is the best brother in the whole wide world. The great thing about real love is that […]

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July 24, 2012 It’s so hard, as a mum, when your child is sick. Whether it’s a terminal disease, a stomach bug, or a head cold, it’s hard because you just want to make them feel better and you can’t. It’s the one time us mums are almost completely helpless. In the case of a […]

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July 23, 2012 His eyes. I could drown in their depths forever. They are the darkest brown, deep and velvety, and framed by the most impossibly long eyelashes I’ve ever seen. From the first time I gazed down at him in my arms, I was taken by his long lashes and dimples. This child, only […]

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July 22, 2012 It’s been three years since she last rode a horse. She was only 4 back then, and every Saturday we would take her for horse riding lessons. We were living on the outskirts of London, just inside the Kent border, and we found a young girl who gave lessons to children. From […]

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July 21, 2012 Nits have invaded our home, and our hair. For the past few days, Charlyse has been complaining that her head was itchy. She kept on scratching it. I checked, and I checked again, and I rechecked. But there was no sign of head lice. Until today. Yes, her head has been infiltrated […]

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July 20, 2012 I had to take a photo of myself today, for a photography challenge. But I hate taking photos of myself. Ten years ago, before I had kids and I was 25kgs lighter, when my jawline contained only one chin, rather than the 3 that are visible today, and when my skin wasn’t […]

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July 19, 2012 Charlyse is only 7, so making friends at this age and expecting her to be friends with them when she’s forty is a little too much to expect. At least, that’s what most of us would probably think, right? Wrong! Some of my dearest friends today, at the tender age of 40, […]

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July 18, 2012 I’m going to let you in on a little secret. . . . Until this month, I had never stepped inside a library with my kids. I know, that’s shameful. As the mother of 4 kids, you would think I’d managed a visit to the library with them at least once. Bad […]

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July 17, 2012 I miss my little boy. I miss the boy he was, and I miss the boy he could be. I hate that Duchenne is taking away all that I love, all that he loves, and all that most others take for granted. I hate that the daily dose of steroids he has […]

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July 16, 2012 We have very strict rules in our house, and one of them is “No jumping on beds”. Of course, that has never stopped Saraya. She jumps on beds, she climbs on lounges, she runs down stairs, she stands on and jumps off tables. I swear she was a monkey in a previous […]

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