Good Enough Mum – End of Term RELIEF!!

Oh, thank goodness for that!!! The school and preschool term finished today in NSW and we are all so relieved.  The last two Dad-less weeks have felt very long indeed. Here are a few of the things I am feeling grateful for tonight:

What will we be when we grow up?

There have been many discussions in the household recently about what we are all going to do when we grow up. First we asked the children and they said: Giant Teenager: roadie for a heavy metal band Able11: going to sell the books he’s writing

100th Post!! The Things I Know About Blogging… Errr… Actually…

Well, it’s been 100 posts, amazingly.  Here are some of my newbie thoughts: 1.  I don’t know any thing about blogging! It’s a bit like life, the more you know about it, the more you know you don’t know.  It’s like an unfolding paper puzzle, with pretty things flying out as you unfold more and …

The Death of My Dad – Grateful for Peace + Acceptance

On my father’s gravestone, the inscription begins: ‘With love we remember David McDonald Smith Builder, musician and sailor.’ Dad passed away two years ago this week so I have been thinking about him a lot.  And about IT ALL. I’m so grateful that I can say today that he truly is remembered with love.  There …

A Sister Sets Sail – Sailing Around The Meditteranean With Kids Aboard

I have two very lovely sisters who both live in Scotland, Mairi and Morag.  No, you don’t get more Scottish names than theirs. Mairi is the eldest sister.  Morag and I agree it’s a marvellous thing to have a big sister; someone to copy and learn from your whole live through, someone to look after …