Category Archives: new life balance

School for two

I remember quite vividly writing my blog post about C finishing pre-school.  At the time I was feeling pretty raw to the fact that ‘milestones’ with kids come and go in what can feel like the blink of an eye. … Continue reading

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Personal space (or lack thereof)

We’ve been having a fantastic summer break.  After a number of years as a childless young adult and then several more with pre-school age kids, I’ve finally been reunited with the magic of not needing to be somewhere on time … Continue reading

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Wanderlust, family and the modern era

Today’s technology makes it much easier to live away from people that you love. When I met Chris in 1999 there was no Skype or FaceTime. We met in the UK where he lived, but I soon returned to the … Continue reading

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Leaning in

I recently started reading Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In, which explores the factors holding women back from leadership roles and issues a friendly bum kick to her fellow sisters: know what you want, be brave, take risks, work hard, love it, own it, … Continue reading

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Taking stock

We’ve moved!  There was last minute drama, there was stress and even some tears.  But now that the deed it done, it feels right. I now write from our Charlie and Chocolate Factory-esque reception room housing our table, our air bed, … Continue reading

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