Another kind of life?

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju, Mowgli and Coco: All in absolute bliss playing in the beautiful white sands of Currarong Beach (Jervis Bay) on a drive from Sydney to Melbourne.    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what kind of life I want for my children….

Road tripping again

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Looking for mermaids Juju: Happily digging. My youngest baby has lost his baby face Mowgli: Bug boy   Our road trip from Melbourne up to Tathra for the Airstream Rally was such a breeze in comparison to our long road trip through…

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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Juju: She couldn’t have been happier prancing in her pink frock and collecting rocks. The only time she’s let me wash her princess” dress on this road trip was when she accidentally peed on it. Mowgli: My sweet but stubborn little boy who’s…

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju:”You can’t catch me.” Mowgli: Red shoes. He hasn’t stopped playing with the velcro. Coco and Juju: Wearing in their new shoes.   I’ve been conscious of not buying any new stuff. Our road trip is just a few months away now and…

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Mowgli: Our cuddly koala is still teething. Juju: She gets harassed by her brothers so much these days, nothing seems to phase her. And yes, that’s Morgan pulling her hair, chewing on a tube of Bonjela. That stuff just doesn’t work. Coco: Thought…

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of. Mowgli: Frogs and snails and puppy dog’s tails. Coco: That’s what little boys are made of. We have such a girly girl. I’m not sure where it comes from….

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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Juju: “Muuum, I’m collllld.” Coco: “Cat cat cat.” Mowgli: Grape Obsession. The kids and I spent a few days in Sydney last week hanging out at a friend’s house. The tragic death of her partner was the reason we were there, but my…

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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Juju: Airstream Dreaming. Coco: Toilet Fascination. Mowgli: Dryer Obsession.   Juju has always been a daydreamer. The boys, on the other hand, just don’t sit still long enough to daydream. They’re like Duracell bunnies on speed. And toilets and dryers are their latest…

2/52: Cranky

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Juju: She loves walking barefoot, just like her mum. Mowgli: Eight teeth are coming through at once. Molers and canines. My poor baby. Coco: No matter how many times I tell him and his brother not to play with the door, I find…

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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”  Juju: Tutu, beads and invisible wings – part fairy Mowgli: Always smiling – part bunny Coco: Mmm Gingerbread men – part cookie monster   I’ve been inspired to take part in the 52 project and post a photograph of my children every week…