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The heater competition
Posted 8:18 AM on Wed-23-Apr-2014
The temperature is definitely dropping! The last two mornings I even entertained the idea of turning the heater on.With heating costs so high, I save up each summer, just a little extra so that the winter power bills don't overpower us, pun intended. The decision to turn the heater on usually means that it is turned on everyday there after, so each year we have competition with ourselves to see how long we can cope before turning it on. We used to see if we could make it till June, however with my arthritis and a house full of children, this isn't sensible, so now its good to make it to May.We have already beaten last years record of April 15th. However last year saw us add a dehum Read More...
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Avoiding the highlight reel
Posted 8:26 PM on Tue-22-Apr-2014
Im feeling a little like a neglectful parent at the moment. In my quest to upgrade my qualifications to extend my working life due to having arthritis, it has meant a decrease in the amount of time I can spend with my children.I feel like all I do its work with other people's children, or sit at the table and study. All the while knowing that my kids are only young for a short time. All the while knowing im missing out. There is nothing like being a parent to feel the full effects of guilt.Facebook is not helping. Its like a giant live highlight reel, where everyone posts the best parts of their day, and everyone looks like they have the most perfect happy lives. Look at the amazing thi Read More...
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Shopping from the pantry and freezer
Posted 12:29 PM on Tue-22-Apr-2014
Well my bank account is looking pretty sad after a week away, add that to the ice build up in my chest freezer, and you have, what I believe, is the best excuse to use up what we have available before shopping again. I do this a few times a year. usually motivated by the bank balance. Having a hunt through the freezer and pantry and vowing to use up what we have. Its a great way to use up things close to their expiry, as well as have fun with, and create some of the most interesting (or weird) meals.We have the added bonus of it being the school holidays, so we can have some interesting lunches too. There was all sorts in my freezer when i looked this morning. Single meals for when its Read More...
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Hello everyone
Posted 1:34 PM on Mon-10-Mar-2014
Hello my online friends It's a long time since i've been on kidspot regularly, my laptop has been playing up badly so i haven't been able to blog or even comment properly. Anyway just letting you all know i'm pregnant. only very early, just six weeks but i felt sick instantly so found out really really early. Wont be telling anyone else for awhile so at least I can share things with you guys. This was a surprise one, wasn't planned at all but never mind, i'm happy about it and willow will be 3 a few months before this one is born.  more later. XX
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Mum, I don't want you to die
Posted 9:06 AM on Wed-2-Apr-2014
Happy Birthday to me! Yes It's my birthday today. 32 years young.Though I don't like the idea of getting older, I've never been the depressed type on my birthday. Birthday means cake and yummy goodies, followed by a week of exercise and healthy eating to get rid of the extra gained weight.This morning started as any other birthday. The kids got up, wished me a happy birthday, and wondered what the dinosaurs were like when I was a little girl.This morning however, as the kids were wishing me happy birthday, Miss 6 asked how old I was. Usually I say 21, but before I told her Miss 13 pipes up the "Really old!". Miss 6 thought about this for a while, the comes up to me,
Posted by SarahK 13 comments
The Solo Mother Dating Game
Posted 12:45 PM on Sat-15-Mar-2014
Being a single mum surely doesn't make me the most desirable 'catch' at my age. Im almost 32, and have three children. Most people my age haven't even started their families yet, and as I can't have any more kids, this causes issues.The biggest issue for me though, is fear in all honesty. All the books say not to let previous experiences and relationships impact on current situations, but I just can't help it.After two relationships that ended in me being ignored for months on end, im now scared that anyone new will eventually do the same.I'm too scared to open myself up at all now. Its like i've built a wall and there is no way I want it to come down Read More...
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