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Mum Date 1 October 2015
Posted 2:38 PM on Thu-1-Oct-2015
Had a wee message this morning from the lovely Julie. Got me to thinking, it's been a while since I last entered anything in my blog. You see I'm the kind of person who grabs the bull by the horns and runs with things, and then I stop and kind of carry on to the next thing. You know like that song - I walk and walk and walk and walk and walk and then I stop. I walk and walk and walk and walk and walk and then I stop. I walk........ you get what I mean.I still pop on to Kidspot from time to time, but as a Mum of three, my "me" time is even less than before. There's always night time - right? No, I am far too busy eating choccy bickies, catching up on social media and Read More...
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Daycares - What Parents want to see
Posted 1:50 PM on Wed-5-Aug-2015
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Looking for a hobby
Posted 9:47 PM on Tue-24-Mar-2015
Fuelled on by some brilliant ideas from the ladies who read my last blog, I was talking with a friend at work.  I mentioned that I needed to get out more and that I was thinking of looking for a hobby or something to do once or twice a week.  She suggested quilting or crochet - but both of those crafts are ones that I have agreed to disagree with over the years.  It's not me it's you quilting and crocheting...I just can't know how you work!I mentioned possibly belly dancing and then she suggested burlesque.  At first I thought "oh no, I dont think so".  But then I though, maybe.  It's not something I will feel comfortable going to b Read More...
Posted by kymmage 4 Comments
When I'm a story
Posted 10:17 PM on Wed-26-Nov-2014
I've had this thought in my head today.  "We are all just stories in the end" I think it's from Dr Who actually.  But it's words that have been playing through my head all day.  And then, I started to think about my Mum and her stories of her Nana, and the trips they use to take to Auckland together.We are all just stories in the end.  Part of me wonders what my stories will be.  Will my kids talk about the traditions we had.  Will they talk about my baking cakes. Will they talk about the way I use to craft or do art with them?  Will they talk about our girlie adventures to the beach?  Or would they focus on my yelling?  W Read More...
Posted by kymmage 4 Comments
Party planning
Posted 11:07 PM on Sun-14-Sep-2014
My birthday is coming up and earlier in the year I made a big thing of pre-booking the date and letting all my friends know. I had all these big plans, and of course now we get to the time and I have no money for this party and no real plans.  I did hope to book a venue and pay earlier in the year but they kept making it difficult - wouldn't discuss over email and were never available to discuss in person.  Anyway, now I'm starting to think about ways to have a super fun, interactive party.  Better than last year because I put so much time and thought into the food and costumes I didn't stop and think about people actually doing something or having fun.  At Read More...
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Posted 10:02 PM on Tue-9-Sep-2014
I have been feeling a lot stretched lately.  Work is full on with lots to do.  I come home and there is more to do.   I have been doing more housework than normal, and yet not made any dent.  In fact the whole house looks like a total tip.  This would not normally worry me, but I like my husband to feel comfortable in the house and when it's like this I know he hates it.  It's one of those times when I just feel like running away.  But the other day as I was feeling so down-trodden he turned to me and told me something that I really needed to hear.  He said "you are essential to this family".  Suddenly all that feeling like I w Read More...
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Posted 9:29 PM on Fri-27-Jun-2014
No, no, no!  I have a runny nose and a semi sore throat and an asthmatic cough.  Ugh.  I thought I had had my fair share of not well this season already.  Not to mention feeling this way on a Friday.  The weekend will be a write off of trying to get well again for work on Monday.  Now if only I could stop sneezing!  Anyone else cursed with a dreaded cold at the moment?
Posted by kymmage 4 Comments
When did I get boring?
Posted 10:19 PM on Tue-20-May-2014
This morning I arrived in the car park I use near work.  I drove in and parked and huffed and puffed in annoyance.  Why?  Because there were so many dead leaves everywhere I could not see the lines.  They say they will fine you if you use more than one park up so I am very strict with myself and I will re-park if I get it wrong.  As I was walking back to the car this evening, I smiled to myself and realised I was such a boring adult.  When the heck did that happen?  When did parking in the lines and deriding nature for occurring around me become my norm.Once I got over myself, I skipped through the leaves, jumped a bit to crunch some under-foot and then hea
Posted by kymmage 3 Comments
Hindsight guilt
Posted 10:47 PM on Sat-10-May-2014
Today was Leandra's party day.  We held it at Chipmunks and it was probably quite a good day for about 2 hours.  Two of her school friends came along, and some family friends.  We ate food a bit late, because I was trying to make sure all the kids could get there on time.  As a result, I had some very hungry children on my hands.  I bought them all milk boxes to help them through the hunger.We got into the party room and we fed everyone.  We sang the birthday song, cut the cake and had some rides on the train they have there to finish off as well as loot bags.  But I'm carrying around quite a lot of guilt at how I conducted myself as I got more an Read More...
Posted by kymmage 5 Comments
Celebrate Kiwi Mums
Posted 2:06 PM on Mon-5-May-2014
If you haven't already seen this group and competition running for the week, jump into it.  It looks like a lot of fun!Celebrate Kiwi MumsI love the idea of this.  We should be celebrating Kiwi mums.  All mums.  Single mums, partnered mums, mums of one, mums of 3, mums of 17.  It's so cool to concentrate on the positive.  Being a mum is pretty cool.  No matter how you happen to be doing it.  Too often I see mums being torn down for a variety of reasons.  Mother's guilt tears you apart enough without anyone else jumping on board and agreeing with the silly messages your brain is sending you.The main thing is, that we all love our kid Read More...
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