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Grateful that Grandma will meet the baby

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Last time getting an Australian visa for my mum was as simple: she just had to fill out an online application form and wait for a couple of days. This time, maybe because now she’s a pensioner, we had to provide tons of declarations and bank statements. I was worried that we’ll be asked for…

Grateful for my mother-in-law’s cooking

I didn’t think that I’d ever say I was grateful for my mother-in-law’s cooking, but here I am… She came to visit on Sunday night. I’d normally stress what to cook for her (she’s not a big fan of my cooking either), but this time I wasn’t feeling well, so I just asked her to…

Grateful for martenitsi

Martenitsi

In Bulgaria the first day of March is a celebration of the coming spring and people give each other martenitsi (good luck charms from red and white yarn). Last year we made our own martenitsi. This year my mum sent us some by mail. She was stressing that we weren’t going to get them on time but… on…

Grateful for family

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During our trip to my parents’ (Australia to Europe) I got a visit from my old friend Mother Guilt. By the second flight the kids were utterly exhausted: they fell asleep before the plane had taken off and slept the whole way. I was looking at them and thinking that maybe I’d been selfish to…

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Hi, I'm Tat. I believe that through motherhood we're given another chance to find ourselves, grow and shine. I have three beautiful children and I learn a lot from them every day. More about me and my blog »