Entries by Mariet

Liebster Award

Most bloggers have heard or received the Liebster award, unless you are a newbie, like me.  Then you have to google, figure out how everything works and give a thumbs up to the wonderful blogger who nominated me. Instead of giving an Oscar worthy public monologue I will rather give a big shout-out to Brand New Mom who […]

10 Gifts for your bookish friend

I have read soooo many books.  One of the questions everyone always asks me is how do I find time to read with the amount of kids that we have. The answer is that I’m a Reading Ninja and I read all the time.   I keep my e-reader with me and sneak read whenever I have […]

Rules for Stepmoms (from a stepmom)

Have a thick skin. Do everything with a sense of humour. Forgive yourself if you fail. Fake it till you make it. Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it. Keep your promises, especially the ones you make to your kids – it’s important.

What Mom really wants for Christmas

Dear Santa I know you usually take requests from children, but I have worked really hard this year and would really appreciate it if you could add me to the Christmas list.   I know it is a lot to ask and I do not have high expectations, if all the gifts on the list […]

Advice for my Daughters

My beautiful daughter There is a poem called Walking Away by C Day Lewis that ends: ‘…how selfhood begins with walking away,     and love is proved in letting go.’ It feels like every time I blink we have reached yet another milestone and I have to open my hands a little bit more, […]