I’ve lost my bearings

August 6, 2010
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They say a change is as good as a holiday.  It’s been a good three months since we had a trip which might explain why we’ve changed our bedroom around. I’ve been thinking about for a while.  Planning it all out in my head.  In there, it looked great.  And in fact, it does look [...]

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10 Effective Ways to Stay Motivated During Winter

August 12, 2009
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It’s hard to stay motivated in winter.  It’s cold, often wet and windy.  And dark.  Dark when the alarm goes off.  Dark when after school activities have finished. I’m not all that keen on getting out and running errands any time, but in winter I need a pretty good reason to leave the house.  You [...]

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Menu Planning

February 13, 2009

Now that I’m reluctantly pulling myself out of holiday mode (yes, I know holidays finished ages ago!), it’s time to think a bit more about what we’re eating and how much I’m spending on groceries.  Enter meal planning.  During the “normal” part of the year (that is when I’m not relaxing on one of our [...]

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August Goals Review

September 8, 2008

We all know how disastrously I went in achieving my July goals. The question remains – did I do any better in August? Blogging Write two posts to schedule if I am away. I have the topics ready to go. I’ve been doing a bit of reading about producing articles/posts in a reasonable amount of [...]

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Smiley Saturday

June 7, 2008

It’s Smiley Saturday time again over at Lightening Online. Lightening gives some very sensible advice about looking after ourselves. It’s something that I think a lot of mums struggle with. It always seems that the kids, or husband, or community or friends need us, and of course we put them first. I’ve been reading The [...]

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Our first big test

May 31, 2008

Image via Wikipedia On Thursday I wrote a post about . I wrote about how instead of making impulse purchases of things we think we need, we are making ourselves think again. Well, as it turns out, our resolve is being tested. What timing! Around dinner time on Thursday night our town was blacked out [...]

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