Last weekend

Last Sunday our big boy received his first Holy Communion, and it was a great day full of memorable moments. He was thoroughly spoilt by our extended family, including his godmother who made a wonderful cake (pictured). Everyone in our family tends to bring food when we have something on at our place – which…

The beautiful and the quirky

My husband has had an interesting year. First, we had some family dramas early in the year, involving sickness and worry about one of our kids and some burnout, which I touched upon here. In the later part of the year it was employment issues. Then one of his good friends moved overseas the other week, with his…

These busy school holidays

We’re halfway through week one of the September school holidays and it feels like a lot’s been packed in already. I guess that’s bound to be the case when you have five kids. My husband and I have been tag-teaming work and parenting duties more than usual this week. I worked yesterday while he stayed…

The end of the holidays and a little help needed

Our kids start school next Monday, except for the one starting kindy on Thursday. We’re trying to make the most of the last few days of the school holidays; my husband’s taken today and tomorrow off work so we can spend a nice long weekend together and I can get a couple of last-minute back-to-school…