Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Gala Day

Today brings the closure of T1's soccer season. The club hosted a Gala Day to celebrate the end of season. There were food stalls and jumping castles, those roly-poly blow-up balls that you can slide yourself in the centre of (if you're a kid or super-tiny, that is), trophies, and the best bit: the parents… Continue reading Gala Day

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Sporty morning

A fabulous morning out with the kids for their sport. Our Girl's netball match was at the frightening hour of 7.45AM; they had a cracking win: 17-6. The second netball team I coached also had a win (no offspring in it, but 10-4, I think). I raced home, vacuumed down a second coffee and we… Continue reading Sporty morning

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All good things…

Children are caprice beings. There is irrefutable evidence to support this, both anecdotal (from my three alone) and empirical (just do a quick Google search if you need scholarly articles to back up my statement). However, as my darlings grow in age, I'm thrilled to see they're growing in maturity as well. I know this… Continue reading All good things…

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Parent guilt

Yesterday morning was one of those crazy moments in parenting. I had two netball games to coach, at the same venue, one time-slot in the fixture apart (equivalent to about thirty-five minutes). T1's soccer game was earlier but in a suburb twenty minutes away, and T2 had his regular tutoring appointment at our local library,… Continue reading Parent guilt

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At Soccer Training

Last night, I took T1 to soccer training. For some reason all other activities, except soccer, cease for school holidays. That's OK, though. Our trips in the car to and from training, and the hour we spend there are fast becoming my favourite moments of this year. Given it's holidays, numbers were down at training.… Continue reading At Soccer Training