Keeping it real today

Today is when I normally do a what’s cooking Thursday post, on Thursday’s obviously. Today, I just couldn’t think about what to cook that would be good to eat on Saturday. I just really could not be bothered.

Over the last few weeks, everything has felt like hard work. The housework has been on a to do list for a while, and the laundry was out of control. Yesterday I got my mojo on and managed to get the house clean, some laundry done (but not put away – I hate laundry and never seem to achieve the whole sort, wash, dry, fold AND put away process). So today, I just want to sit on my butt and do nothing. *Gasp*, yes I really did just say that as a SAHM I really want to sit on my butt. >

Kids homework planner chart

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So, the day started with opening the dishwasher to find all the plastic cups had been tipped over and were full of gross dishwasher water. Nice.
Then my gorgeous son has decided recently that he wants to make coffee for me and hubby in the morning, which is so sweet, but-there is always a but- he made it too milky, not a problem for normal people. Unfortunately, I am like a crazy person Continue reading

About Me

Hello *waves with one hand, uses the other to shield eyes from spotlight* Thanks for dropping by my blog. This is a little bit about me…

I love being a SAHM, despite all the crappy days- and trust me, there are a few! I love cooking, and creating new recipes, although I hate the clean up! I generally cook using wholefoods, and make as much of the family’s meals from scratch as possible. I am on a mission to reduce our wheat and refined sugar intake as a family this year and will be posting successful recipes for you to enjoy also. I will still be posting some recipes  that use standard flour and sugar too, as I do still use them sometimes.

Early this year I announced to my hubby that this was the year I would get organized. He smiled gently at me and told me that I announce that every January. I obviously had forgotten previous years… So this year IS the year to be organized! I am all about lists and schedules- schedules for cleaning, kids morning routines, homework routines, chore charts- you get the idea! I’ll be posting these on the blog, feel free to copy them and edit them to suit your own family.

I was born into a family of five girls, all very different (strong) personalities, all a bit crazy in our own way (I’m sure they won’t mind me saying that, right?!). I met my amazing husband fifteen years ago and before long we were married. Thirteen years passed and we now have four beautiful kids. One boy, Master B (10yrs), followed by three girls Miss C (9yrs), Miss E (6yrs) and Miss O (20 months).

I constantly contradict myself – please don’t hold it against me! I love old movies, and adore Doris Day and Barbara Streisand. I often confuse Kevin Costner and Brue Willis- I have no idea why, and I enjoy tacky action movies, like Die Hard (speaking of Bruce Willis…).  I look forward to ‘meeting’ you all and hearing your feedback 🙂 Have a wonderful day (or night!)

Marianne x

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