Life Lessons, Parenting

Celebrating Best Friends and Captain Underpants

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Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie is all about friendship, imagination, laughter and creativity! As the school holidays and the festive season approach, all of these things have been on my mind. It can seem at times during the school year that our kids are in need of some good old fashioned silliness! There is so much to learn, the routine, pressure and expectation can be overwhelming some days. Perfectly timed with the holidays is the release of Captain Underpants on Blu-ray and DVD. Inspired by George and Harold’s friendship, and having devoured all of the books, my 8 year old reluctant reader has been captivated by this story.

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Kindness, Life Lessons

Kindness Quotes for December

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The world needs more kindness. Our schools, neighbourhoods, workplaces, nations and each of our own hearts and homes can always do with some more kindness. I know I say this a lot! It is my hope that one day I won’t need to say it anymore, there will be kindness in abundance. Until then we each have a role to play in working towards that dream. Alexandria from the lovely FTD by Design blog recently contacted me to offer the art of joy community their kindness quotes so of course I gratefully accepted!

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Life Lessons, Mental Health

10 Lessons Learned from Living with Mental Ilness

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It helps to look at the positives. As often as I can in this crazy challenging life I look for the lessons and then I share them with others. (That should be my blog tagline!) Living with mental illness is a result of some incredibly dark times in my distant past, although distant they are very much still a part of my every day. Mental illness does not just go away, taking a tablet doesn’t cure it, and sometimes no matter how many things you try to ‘manage’ it, it simply just becomes a part of life forever more.

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