children, goals, happiness, laughter, love, marriage, New Zealand, relationships, samoa, women, writer

I am Enough.

I blinked and 2012 streaked naked through my life, my messy house. And then it was gone. Just like that. Hello 2013!Right, so I'm going to do something revolutionary (for me) this year.  I am not going to start the new year making a list of all the things I hate about myself and how… Continue reading I am Enough.

babies, birth, children, Christ, Christmas, cyclone Evan, faith, family., love, Robert Parker

Christmas – Moments of Joy

In two more sleeps it will be Christmas 2012. Bella has been counting on her fingers and reminds me every half hour. Her Dad took her to buy presents for everyone and she can't wait for people to open them. (Even though each person already know what she's bought for them because she accidentally whispered it super loud… Continue reading Christmas – Moments of Joy

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What Makes Good Romance?

What makes good romance? We all have different answers because what counts as 'romantic' is different for different people. I write YA fantasy romance and that can be fun. Especially when it comes to figuring out what will set spines tingling. Hearts racing. Spark a smile on even the most unwilling of faces. I'm no expert, but… Continue reading What Makes Good Romance?

children, Christmas, family., love, parenting, priorities, women

Women – why do we always put ourselves last on the list?

*I make sure my kids eat several servings of fruit and vegetables a day. You can't have a cookie until you eat that banana. No Xbox if you don't have that brocoli.  - But I can't remember the last time I ate a vegetable. Not unless carrot cake counts.* I am the Enforcer of Bedtime… Continue reading Women – why do we always put ourselves last on the list?

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Possessive "Angry Face" Love

                              Show your angry face!There are cousins staying at our house. Which we are really enjoying because there are children all the same age as my Fab5 so plenty of fun, laughter and festive season spirit around here right now.Except for… Continue reading Possessive "Angry Face" Love

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Can I kiss you?

                      See? this baby looks happy to hug!One of the nicest things about children is that you always have someone to get your daily requirement of physical affection from. Children give the bestest hugs and the nicest kisses. Especially when they're fresh out of a… Continue reading Can I kiss you?

daughters, family., friends, love, motherhood, parenting, relationships, samoa

"You’re my bestest friend forever."

The family was in the car heading home after church when I told them that I had invited another family over for dinner. The Hot Man explained to the Fab5, "Your mother has made a new friend, isn't that nice?"Right away the older lot started laughing. Jeering. Teasing me. "Awww mum's made a friend. Finally… Continue reading "You’re my bestest friend forever."

love, marriage, relationships

Your Partner vs Your Children. Who wins?

Seventeen years ago I ran away into the sunset with the Hot Man because I wanted to spend every breathing moment with him. I wanted every thought to be entwined with his. Every word to only ever be uttered in his presence.We could talk for hours the Hot Man and I. About everything and nothing.… Continue reading Your Partner vs Your Children. Who wins?

conflict, family conflict, love, marriage, relationships, safety, security

He Doesn’t Love Me!

He doesn't love me! This is what my mind, heart and soul were screaming when me and the Hot Man moved into our first apartment. Because he didn't lock all the doors, check all the windows and turn on the outside light. No. Instead he just got into bed and went to sleep. What the… Continue reading He Doesn’t Love Me!

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Marriage Can be such a Gamble

Sometimes I'm not sure how me and the Hot Man have stayed together for so long. We are such different people that I'm amazed we actually grew up on the same island and speak the same language. For example, winning the lottery. We were watching the lottery draw on TV and he said, "Imagine winning… Continue reading Marriage Can be such a Gamble