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mammajoy
Australia
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Today we had our Homeschool meet-up planned and it was being held at a lovely creek not far from home. The kids were looking forward to a day in the sunshine. I was looking forward to a day not doing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Mammajoy
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I didn't intend on staying in my PJ's until 11am. In fact I think I would have preferred to have gotten changed and prepared a bit for the day, like putting on deodorant and brushing my hair. #mumluxuries But as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Mammajoy
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We visited our local art gallery today and the looks from passers-by did not disappoint. I guess seeing a gaggle of noisy kids traipsing down the street on a school day is quite the sight. For the record though, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Mammajoy
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The kids and I managed to complete a surprising amount of learning today. The internet, I have discovered, is absolutely BRIMMING with free resources just waiting to be printed. I am loving that if a particular topic is being discussed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Mammajoy
Oh what utter bliss it is to not need to pack school lunches. Last night we arrived home around 6pm after a late gymnastics class and I found myself automatically falling into the 'holy-shit-it's-late-I've-got-to-cook-dinner-bath-and-get-the-kids-to-bed-they-have-school-in-the-morning....... Only they don't. So I took... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Mammajoy
I have been called a lot of names in my life. Brash. Loud. Too opinionated. Too bossy. Too strict. Too difficult. Some may be partly true. Some are not, but all of them have, in one way or another stuck... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Mammajoy
Well, we did it. We have all collectively survived our first day of homeschooling. At least unofficially anyway. The kids aren't actually enrolled in a Distant Education provider yet but geesh, details.... We were at home, and we did some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Mammajoy
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So this happened the other day. Another year older. I spent the day doing the things I love. Simple, everyday things that fill my heart with joy. The highlight of the day was enjoying a pedicure from my doting girls,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Mammajoy
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I'm all for transparency in blogging so he's the dealio - this is that little announcement at the beginning of my post to say, hey! I'm sponsored! The Kidstore and I talked and we agreed that my 2 girls and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Mammajoy
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It's the first day back at School tomorrow, and so it's quite fitting that I should spend tonight looking back over the photos from our camping trip. Keeps me distracted you see. From thinking about THE HORROR THAT IS A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Mammajoy
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Rachael decided she would 'help' me clean the top of the piano. She carefully took each item off, dusted underneath, and then it seems she stood on the opposite side of the room and randomly threw each item back in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2013 at Mammajoy
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Like a freshly cleaned fridge, that can bring us joy. And I'm not talking about the inside of the fridge. Oh good Lord no. That's another story for another day. I'm talking about the outside. Which is usually plastered with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Mammajoy
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As any warm-blooded Queenslander probably has, my memories of visiting Dreamworld as a kid are some of my best. Hanging on for dear life as we spun and splashed our way down the ‘rapids’ in the Gold Mine town are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Mammajoy
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Do you ever feel like you are coming last? That there is a long line of people ahead of you, with their bundle of needs and requirements that need to be met and fulfilled before you can get a look... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Mammajoy
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It's four days out from the ProBlogger Training Event and this is the first post I've done in months. I'm excited about the weekend ahead of me, the networking, learning and inspirational talks from people I admire are going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Mammajoy
There is one element to the schooling years that no-one tells you about. Fundraising. Let’s face it; every group of anybody trying to do anything needs it. Kindergartens, schools, sports club - it will come in all shapes and sizes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at Mammajoy
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The last installment in my month-long run of lemony lemon lemon-related posts is our families recipe for Flu Bomb. I make this home-remedy every June in preparation for the onslaught of coughs and sneezes that will inevitably descend on our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Mammajoy
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I seem to be on a lemon theme this week! I can take no credit for this genius idea - I read it first via the lurvely ladies over at Mamabake - and I thought, wow. Now that is a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at Mammajoy
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This recipe has been sitting for months in the ever-growing pile of cookbooks and printed recipes that sits on the edge of my bench, just next to the fruit bowl. Recipes that I hope to try out but more often... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Mammajoy
Thanks Maria, I am really enjoying crochet! Almost finished my first beanie, however slightly concerned that it may not fit my daughter :/ Perfect excuse to start another one....
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2013 on 52 Weeks of Grateful: Letting Go at Mammajoy
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My Grateful posts are going to be irregular and sporadic. Kind of like my sleeping habits at the moment. This past week I did something which I should have done months ago. I handed over my bookkeeping work-load to an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Mammajoy
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Or as I like to call it, The Yummiest Slice That Ever Was. This is one of those slices that looks all fancy and hard to make, but in fact it's super easy, fairly quick and will absolutely leave you... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Mammajoy
Congratulations on your soon-to-be-here baby Toni :-) Yes, there is nothing really glamorous about those first few weeks with a new baby in the house. It's all long nights, vomit-covered clothes, sore boobs and little patience. But don't worry, you will get through it! I always find it best to just embrace the craziness because really, it doesn't last long. And you will have the most beautiful baby ever in your arms, and they kind of make it all worth it! :-)
Toggle Commented May 29, 2013 on Just Call Me Glamour Mamma at Mammajoy
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I think there may still be some tickets available? :-0 And yes, I will most definitely be blogging about it! Are you on instagram?
Toggle Commented May 29, 2013 on ProBlogger Training 2013 at Mammajoy
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