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I had a light bulb moment recently.  It hit me that parenting isn’t about my children AT ALL! My parenting is all about ME and how I relate to my children, & in fact to people in general.  If I am working on myself, interacting honestly & openly with others & treating my babies with focused respect I don’t need to worry about ‘bad’ behaviour.


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It was time for a short break so over Queen’s Birthday weekend we went to South Stradbroke Island which is a small island just off the Gold Coast.

We stayed at Couran Cove the resort on the island.

The resort was pretty run down, it’s 12 years old & the facilities looked it.  When we were there the jet ski’s were out of action, the restaurant closed for refurbishment & the kids pool heater broken!  The pool would have been good for CJ & MC but regardless, we had a really great time together riding the farty old bikes around, playing on the beach & picnicking.

I had read reviews of the resort advising people to take their own food so we took lots of yummy food & mostly made our own tasty meals.

Our room, a one bedroom suite, was clean & in good condition.

The beach was gorgeous & the island was just far enough away to feel like we’d had a break but not too far from home to travel.

When we got off the boat we were glad it was just a short drive home.

surfer's paradise from south straddie

Being mid Winter it was very quiet which made it lovely for us, & really 20 degrees isn’t really winter like weather!

It was a really great weekend away.

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Birthday Star.

MC turned 2 and had a Birthday Week.  She is still talking about her Happy Birthday, her cakes & burning her lip on one of the many candles. Just like CJ, she has turned 2 & can’t stop talking. It’s wonderful,  she is such a special soul & I am so lucky to spend my days with her.  She is such a funny wee thing.

Her first celebration was at playgroup, mother was teary eyed at the simplicity & beauty of this celebration. She looked stunning wearing her very own Birthday Star.

The day before her actual Birthday we had a small party at home.

MC turned 2 on a Monday & we celebrated once more with friends & cake at the park & more cake that night!

To my sweetheart – You have the most generous happy heart. You are kind & independent & very content in yourself.  You help others to feel good because you are so enjoyable to be with.  Happy, Happy Birthday.

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