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Life update: Moving to Germany
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Life update: Moving to Germany

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us. A busy three months really but the last couple of weeks had us exhausted. That’s the way of change, I suppose. Especially the kind of change that involves moving house from one country to another. My family has moved to Germany from the UK.  Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash - Bonn, Germany For the next six months at least.  There are many words I could use to describe how I've felt about the move in the months leading up to it. Anxious, excited, fearful, tearful, peaceful. The variety of emotions…

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The In-Law Christmas Gift Guide

I tend to overthink things in an effort to make sure I'm getting something that the person definitely needs or will absolutely appreciate. While these are the right aims, sometimes letting go and hoping they know it's the thought that counts is what really matters. Christmas is the time of year that I need to remind myself of that the most.

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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)
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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

Heard the saying "experience is the best teacher"? It was never truer for me than when I had my baby. From the very first day she was born, a ton of things I'd like to have known and/or believed before I'd given birth. A ton. Number 3 will explain why there aren't more points in this list! The top 9 things i wish i knew before baby Your baby's cries will be the loudest and most painful sound you'll have heard thus far. They'll be very difficult to ignore and while others may think it's cute or not that loud,…

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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity
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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity

First time mum tips and hacks for sanity in the first three to six months especiallyI've written previously about some of the things that can put a mother down aka drive her crazy! I know I'm not alone in any of the points I expressed there and so I thought I'd put it to other moms to say how they dealt with different things that made them feel like they were losing it in the first few months of mommy life. Stop saying “sorry” unless you truly need to. We’re programed to say “sorry” all the time. We say “sorry”…

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Grandparents Day
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Grandparents Day

I did not spend as much time with either of my grandmothers as my siblings did. I'm sure that's why thinking of Grandparents Day makes me consider my parents' relationships with my nieces and nephews and my own daughter rather than my personal relationship with my grandparents. I remember seeing my father for the first time in almost in six years and being struck by just how much he'd aged. He didn't have near as many grey hairs as his friends but he finally had a few. He didn't have a single one the last time I'd seen him. It's…

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For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.
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For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.

That's life, deal with it. There’s nothing more emotionally draining and dissatisfying for me than to hear the words “That’s life. Deal with it.” Especially when they’re coming from the person you’ve decided to “do life” with. If "deal with it" means just go with it, then that doesn't sit right with me. Not always. In my mind, there are a lot of things that happen in life...that can go wrong in life...and if your response to the things you feel most strongly about is simply that they will happen the way they will happen anyway, then you’re letting life…

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