EASY BEEF GOULASH

This simple meal below was made in the slow cooker / crockpot. You can also add any other vegetables you have in the fridge as well such as eggplant, bok choy, spinach etc.

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Mum is everyone’s personal secretary; but never her own!

Organising the family along with ones individual tasks, activities, jobs, chores, outings, sport days, excursions, swimming lessons, football/soccer/netball training, appointments to the dentist, hairdresser, doctor, optometrist etc is something the mother often does.  It is almost like running a business and being the personal secretary for the children (and the husband). Categorising events, making lists,…

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Feeling amazing and so much better…

It’s been almost 4 months since my Hysterectomy operation back in April 2015 and I thought I would write a follow up post (from this previous one), on how things have been going.   Firstly let me just say, I FEEL AMAZING and without the proper rest and care I took during my recovery period, I probably wouldn’t feel as well as…

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Bye to misery; hello to life & recovery

Hysterectomy – 11 April, 2015 The reason for my hysterectomy operation was due to many years of suffering each month which I thought it was “normal”; after all I have had seven children, however the last 6 months really took its toll and as of January 2015 it was time to say “bye to misery and hello life”.  …

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The next stage – teens driving me crazy!

For years I have been dealing with dirty nappies, crying babies and toddlers, the terrible two’s and troublesome three’s, night feeds and sleepless nights.   Then the school years began and life became more hectic with many appointments, including school excursions, sports carnivals, meetings, parent/teacher interviews, school concerts and rehearsals,  other sporting commitments along with after school training, swimming, music or…

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Ironing can be avoided sometimes.

  Here is a simple idea to avoid ironing the school dresses (uniforms) and shirts. Hang them directly onto coat hangers. The sun and wind irons out the creases for you while they flap around on the clothes line.       No ironing required; providing someone takes them off the line neatly and hangs them straight…

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The mysterious vanishing socks and those teleporting hair ties…

Children’s accessories are numerous and the number of items can vary, however there are a couple of items that have very special miraculous powers such as disappearing and/or morphing into another. There is no explanation as to why this happens and perhaps we as parents will never know the answer, however to be brief; these would have to be “socks” and “school hair ties and…

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CAULIFLOWER SOUP

One of the 2 winning soups from the Soupalicious Challenge and Give Away!       1 Bunch / head of cauliflower  1 Tablespoon Massel Vegetable stock (chicken works well too) 1 Large or 2 small brown onions ~ finely chopped 3 Tablespoons of milk powder  Salt and Pepper     Place the roughly chopped cauliflower…

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EASTER ICE CREAM CAKE

With Easter only weeks away, this simple and delicious ice cream cake will be a winner with the kids and anyone that loves ice cream and chocolate eggs! It is so easy to create that the children can even help (however expect a few eggs to be eaten in the process). If you haven’t see…

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“Soap on a rope” hanging scrubber!

Every year my kids go off to a Summer camp and packing the toiletries including the shower essentials are VERY important; inside their toilet/bathroom bags, they have their shampoo, tooth paste and brush, deodorants, hair brushes etc…but I didn’t have enough plastic soap holders/boxes to go around.  So after finding something on Pinterest and being inspired by this post, I…

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