Back to school, 2022 style

Getting a supply of rapid antigen tests is part of back to school year prep now, along with the textbooks, stationery, lunch boxes, haircuts, and uniforms – oh and masks. In New South Wales students need twice-weekly COVID tests and term 1 starts on Monday. I picked up our family’s allocation of 16 from the…

Comfort and joy

Our kids hauled the Christmas out of its box and dressed it up last weekend, and it makes me feel happy every time I look at it. It’s been a good year, but a long one. The next few weeks are looking pretty packed and I’m keeping up with my November and December rule of…

Keeping busy but not overwhelmed

As predicted, this month has been kind of full-on with various work and family commitments. There have been lots of great moments but no time to blog about them! This time of year can start to feel pretty overwhelming. I find it helpful to remind myself that if I manage one or two extra tasks…

Grief support for kids

The alternative title to this post is ‘Mummy is great :)’ at least that’s what I found somebody had typed here when I got back to my desk just now. And it’s actually not too unrelated to what I was going to write about… I’ve got into the habit on Wednesdays of sharing a link…