A bit about me…
Hello, I’m Em. Welcome to my blog! I’m a mother to five beautiful kiddos so it’s safe to say our house is quite
crazy, insane, chaotic at times. It’s also loud fun and absolutely full of love. Well, and a bit of sibling rivalry, silly arguments and also those serious things like who is looking out who’s window in the car, whose turn it is with pink cup and who got out of the car first last time… You know, important stuff like that.
I used to write all the time when I was a kid – poems, stories, notes – my love of the written word was a flame sparked in primary school, ignited in high school and turned into a full blown inferno at university when I majored in Creative Writing. I was soon working as a copywriter and creative writing for fun, but fast forward a couple of years and I decided it was high time I followed my other passion… children! Back to uni I went to become a teacher and spent the next 10 years teaching and beginning my own brood.
Here I am now, with five children, 3 dogs, 60 fish and a husband who runs a number of businesses… I found I was staring to go a little stir crazy at home, so what’s a girl to do when things get a little hectic? Write about it of course!
Writing + children keeps me happy and sane. It’s for the good of the world really, that I began this blog. And for my husband. He has a happier wife when she’s writing, so, well, this a bit for me, a bit for him, and a bit for you! I hope you find some humour or can pick up a few tips, or just nod and relate to the gorgeous chaos that is my life!
In my corner of the world…
There’s Husband – the absolute love of my life! I’d like to create a groovy, hip, blog name for him but we haven’t come up with the right one yet. Our four children however, were easy to ‘blog’ name – as they’ve always had nicknames. We also have a syndicate of race horses, and our children simply LOVE joining us at the races to cheer for our horses. So, obviously, we had to create race horse names for each of us!
Rose Petal – Born in 2008, our eldest daughter is eight, has the most gorgeous freckles and is an absolute book worm. She’s a sensitive soul and has always seemed wise beyond her years. Her race horse name is Rocket Rose.
Gigi – Born in 2009, our middle daughter (pronounced ‘Jee Jee’) is nearly seven and loves anything physical. Running, kicking a ball, climbing – you name it! She’s loud, proud and we always know where she is in the house! Her race horse name is G-Racer.
Miss A – Born in 2010 her middle name is Joy and it’s the epitome of her nature. With a cute dimple and a cheeky grin, this just turned six year old blondie is a giggle and a half. Her race horse name is Staria.
Smiley – Our biggest little man… it certainly is nice to have some more male energy in this home! Smiley was born in November 2014 and true to his name, loves people. He’s a cute and cheeky bubba who (not surprisingly with 3 older sisters) loves to talk! His race-horse name is Diamond Hunter.
Little Lenny – This little guy was born in November 2016, and has a few hiccups in his first few months of life. With a posterior tongue and upper lip tie and then needing bilateral grommets at 4 months due to a perforated ear drum he certainly had a bit of a rough trot to begin with… now however, he takes after his big brother and is super cruisey and very smiley!
So, now you know about me – what about you!? Feel free to drop me a line and say hi!
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