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School at Home

So homeschooling is not all rosy shades of beautiful pink and sunny warm yellows. It’s not all about lazy mornings and having no schedule but your own. There are days that are shades of dark cloudy blue and icky slimy green. There are days that I put on my teacher hat that I wish I […]

Flying Through San Diego

If you’ve ever moved away from a place that is close to your heart, you know what it’s like to go back and visit. The visits are usually never long enough…you want to squeeze in lots of hugs, dinners, coffee dates, meet new precious babies, try and squeeze in a yoga class or two. If […]

These are the days

I have a memory, a little bubble that hasn’t popped into the fog yet… It was mid-summer and I was heavily pregnant with Byron. The day was hot and sticky, Solana was 3.5 yrs old, Tas around 18 months… ….It has been a long day. Two playdates that lasted hours, a picnic lunch in the […]

Bike Happy

A short and sweet post dedicated to the art of learning to ride a bicycle…. Have you ever had one of those parenting moments where you think – Oh shoot! That’s my responsibility! I forgot to teach them how to do that!! As a parent we are here to educate our kids… not just on […]

Holiday Happy

What kind of school holiday family are you…? Jam packed and fun filled, must-keep-little-bodies-busy days, quiet home days, or maybe you’re off to explore on a family adventure? Maybe you follow traditions and go on the same holiday every year? While we like traditions, the comfort and familiarity of them, when it comes to adventures […]

Date Hike

When Tom and I first met we used to go out at night together, OFTEN. As time went by these late nights happened less and less until they actually had to be scheduled (well in advance) and these nights received the title of “Date Nights”. Once kids had come along they were almost non-existent and […]

Home Sweet Home

“And down by the waters edge surrounded by magical trees, there is a clearing where the charming Lemon Cottage sits. It has 8 sides, the shape of an octagon, and is made of polished wood with floors and doors all in all the colors of a sunny rainbow. Fruit hangs from lush trees and the […]

School Happy

Schools for us have not always been easy, but let me say what is effortless and feels really, really good… to stand on your veranda, still in your pj’s with a hot cup of coffee in your hands, while watching your girls run to school, free as birds with hair flying and bare feet. For […]

A little gem called Russell

“Romantic Russell” lives up to its name, a small, picturesque town (population around 800), which is nestled in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Time can sit still as you drive off the car ferry and take in a deep breath of peace. During the summer months the town can be bustling with people from all […]

An Upside Down Christmas

♪” It’s a real New Zealand Christmas – there’s no fire, no snow, no sleigh! Everything has come to a grinding halt and at last it’s Christmas Day! ♪ We’re wearing shorts and jandals, singing songs of Christmas cheer… Mum’s organised the family lunch and dad’ll be drinking Kiwi beer!”♫♩ This year everyone in our […]

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