Tag: family

June 01, 2012

Is that so?

Yesterday was a day of learning zen lessons. This zen story really helped me be ok yesterday after some really tough stuff: Is That So? The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbors as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly, without Read More

May 26, 2012

Elliot is 6 months old!

My new little man was 6 months old yesterday. Well. it’s been a ride – so far! :) This boy is eager to get going, he already army crawls around the room grabbing anything and everything he can get his little hands on. It’s hilarious because he can’t really crawl yet, but he just squirms Read More

May 23, 2012

Dylan & Elliot Art Journal

Ah man …. Where ever I go, where ever I look, people are struggling. People are either dealing with very real and painful problems or they are worried and anxious about perhaps having to go through very real and painful problems. Not sure why this is happening to so many, must be that we angered Read More

May 17, 2012

Bonkers, it’s all bonkers

Life is bonkers. I’m going bonkers. Dylan is going bonkers. Elliot is on his way to being bonkers. The only semi-sane person in the mix is Andy, although, one could argue he’s going bonkers too because he’s suddenly buying a shitload of plants for the patio and he can’t seem to stop. Dylan is going Read More

May 12, 2012

Ride it

  I started writing this 2 days ago;  I am awake again. It’s 5am and I’m sitting on the bed with 2 sleeping boys opposite me. I’ve been awake since about 4, Elliot waking me every hour for milk and then at 4:30, Dylan joined us with a snotty nose and therefore: snoring/ breathing loudly. Read More

May 12, 2012

Why I tandem feed/ still breasteed Dylan

So there is this debate going on about extended breastfeeding and attachment parenting and I thought, seeing that I still breastfeed Dylan (though not very frequently), I’d share how it is for us. Before I had children, I had a clear and strong idea of what kind of perfect parent I was going to be. Read More

May 06, 2012

Sometimes cats wear crowns

It’s one of those days where nothing is going my way. From babies not napping when I need them to, to the trash can lid refusing to open properly resulting in me dropping all the stinky left over food onto the floor. And that’s only the least of it. But, whenever I have days like Read More

April 25, 2012

Shapes of my heart.

Aaaaaah! Crazy overwhelm. Not enough sleep. Creative blocks. Deadlines looming. Not enough time. Beautiful babies. Beautiful husband. Crazy chaos. Birds and wings. Frustration. Want to get stuff done but can’t. Love love love. Heart-shaped sun-glasses. Bleary-eyes. Playing ‘Draw Something’ in the middle of the night because Elliot won’t sleep. To-do lists. Roses and icecream. Behind Read More

April 17, 2012

Progress on WIP

  Found some more time today to work on this irritating monster of a creation painting. Never before have I been faffing with the shading on a face for THIS LONG (and it’s still not done). I nearly gave up on it this morning, but then pushed myself and muddled on like the sleep-deprived hero Read More

April 13, 2012

Conversations with Andy

Me: So, little miss muffet sat on a tuffet eating her “curtain way”? What’s a curtain way? {note; English is not my first language, a fact which Andy enjoys abusing when it amuses him} Andy: it’s a cookie. Me: Really? Never heard of a cookie like that before. Are you taking the piss? Andy: {grins} Read More

April 11, 2012

I want to tell you …

It’s dark here. Dylan is curled up against my back. Elliot snuggled in the crook of my arm. Both asleep. I want to write more about these experiences. Of having children and seeing them grow. Of seeing them learn and form words, sentences. Of how they can blow your mind by saying one word only Read More

March 20, 2012

Butterfly unicorn rainbow shine muffin balls!

On Life Book, the people who signed up to the early Rainbow Package are also entitled to 2 hours of Skype coaching with me. I limited this offer to about 50 people to make it manageable throughout the year, but gosh, just organising all these sessions with everyone living in different time zones and having Read More