The Truth about Santa – Friday Favs

Hi guys welcome to another week.  I’m just gonna get stuck into it.

You know those people who tell small children the Santa isn’t real… efff those people.

Call me an idiot?  but I believe in letting young children have those magical moments, to support their incredible imaginations and hold on to that childhood innocence just as long as possible.  I believe in giving them something to look forward to, a sparkle in their eyes.  The truth will surface eventually.  And as an adults, there seem to be many truths we wish we didn’t know, many truths we wish we didn’t have to face.  Life can be hard.  I believe our intention as parents is to protect our children from some of the ugly truths of life while they are young. They will be adults soon enough.  For now, let them be children.  I understand why some parents choose to tell their children the truth about Santa but keep my kids out of it.

Welcome to Friday Favorites.
This is a linky collaboration which we have started in hope that it will help all of us “haven’t got time to read blogs any more” people to read a few more blogs – submit the best post of the week as chosen by the author.

friday favsSoooo… get your roller skates on and pop in on Friday evenings at 8pm to link up your BEST, VERY BEST, MOST AWESOMEST, MOST IMPORTANTEST, GOODEST POSSIBLE (or perhaps your only ha) post of the past week.
THANK YOU for joining us here for the Friday Favorites list.

Your hosts are  Lisasaurus and  Happy Mum Happy Child

To join in on this party simply link up your favorite post and visit a few other bloggers for a read and a chat. A link back here on your post is appreciated.

  1. Find a post you’ve loved this week OR WRITE A FRIDAY FAVS
  2. Copy the link, and then click on the ADD YOUR LINK button, which is below.
  3. Simply follow the instructions and post the link.  TOO EASY!
  4. Join the Facebook group to be kept up to date.Get to know other bloggers/ contributors

Any giveaways will be deleted :-) and the link must point to a blog post not just your blog

Submissions open 7AM Friday!!

I can’t wait to hear what your favorite is this week!







Living well (Giveaway)

Confession: I have not been looking after my self as well as I should of late.

Second confession: I’m not here to make excuses,  I have a plan. (FYI: There’s a giveaway involved in this plan, if you wish, you can absolutely skip to the end of this post, no offense taken.…)


The thing is.

In the past, when I began to stop living well, I’d go through great measures to ask myself – in a most twitchy way – Whyyyyy?! Why am I not taking good care of myself?  Why am I so unhappy this morning?

How did I get here?

I’ve grown up (a little bit) and I know enough (a little bit) to realize the how doesn’t matter. Or the why.

What does? I do.

Here we are, then. What will I do about it?

I suppose in some ways I live the life of a extremist. It is both blessing and a curse. I am either self-controlled, tidy, organized, orderly, healthy and wise, or I am not. I can be full of patience, kindness, love, and then I have just as quickly lost the ship and am chucking shoes at a toddler as I rage dial for take-out. Zero or sixty.

Zero to sixty.

So here’s what my plan is.

Shifting small habits. Starting afresh. Trying again, failing apart, trying again and again and again.


Last week, I indulged in a daytime nap that nearly healed the entire depths of my soul. This morning, scootering with Jake. Today, I will eat a full, healthy, complete meal.

Care. I’m taking it.


One thing I can be sure of is there will be more ruts, more bad moods, more funks I can’t seem to shake.

I suppose those will be the days when I’m forced to surrender, when I’ll recognize my furrowed brow, my jilting tone, my short fuse and I’ll say to myself:

Here we are, then. What will I do about it?


Balancing indulgene with healthy eating is always tricky, so Farrah’s has two wraps to help you do just that. Chia & Quinoa and Sprouted Grain wraps – the Super Duo, makes it easy to create delicious, healthy wraps this summer.

As well as tasting great, they’re a good source of dietary fibre and low in sodium. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, the wraps are completely dairy free and high in protein!

Be in to win 1 of 5 Super Duo prize packs!

To Enter

Like my Facebook Page
Comment telling me what your fav wrap filling is
Tagging a friend and sharing is optional
An extra entry for commenting on this post