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Faith, family adventures

When the Rain Came: Finding a way through the Fog


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It’s raining buckets in NSW. On the coast. In the mountains. On rooftops, and on tent-tops, on holidayers with umbrellas, and on every-dayers locked indoors. We see the photos on social media and on the news, hear the cries — happy, sad, in between, friends sending out messages through the great wet, strangers evacuated from houses going under. It’s not quite what

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family adventures, pregnancy and parenting

Parent life = no social life? Simplifying and being surprised


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Before we had kids Dr M and I often wouldn’t eat dinner until at least 8:30pm. Okay, sometimes 10pm. Even when we just had E, we’d call her our little party-baby and take her with us everywhere, anytime. She’d sit beside us in cafes often late into the night in her little capsule, nestled into

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Faith, family adventures, pregnancy and parenting

Same Place, Different Time: A night of ‘Vivid’ memories


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So, the other weekend, spontaneously, as he does, and as I like it when he does, Dr M suggested we go and see something of the ‘Vivid’ lights. For those unfamiliar with it, ‘Vivid’ is a city-wide Sydney festival of light and sound taking place in May-June. It’s been described as the world’s largest outdoor

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family adventures, thankfulness

“Don’t tidy the house:” How Rob found the “extra” in our “ordinary”


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That’s the only instruction he gave us: tidying is forbidden. Not, these are the colours to wear if you want to harmonise without strictly matching, or, here’s how to turn to avoid the dreaded double-chin. Those last two statements are what I expected to hear from an experienced photographer about to take our first official family photos, to pioneer

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