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Mother’s Day –

‘Most mother’s I know ought to qualify for saint hood’ – Josh Kear, David Frasier and Ed Hill wrote “Most People Are Good” in 2016 I have been blessed with incredible female role models in my life. From my great-mothers, my grandmas, girlfriends and most… Continue Reading “Mother’s Day –”

In unsettling times, we can ALL do our part.

COVID-19 has changed the world as we knew it and the effects have been devastating. They are especially devasting for those families who have lost loved ones! The effects have also been devastating for businesses, for those who have either lost their job or… Continue Reading “In unsettling times, we can ALL do our part.”

My plan for the kids during this week.

Here is my plan:- We are not commencing home schooling. The schools have advised they hope to be up and running online learning next week. We will wait for their guidance and expertise – I will not place undue stress or pressure on them… Continue Reading “My plan for the kids during this week.”

Be Kind, Be Considerate

Crazy times for all. Thinking of all the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and medical staff who are working crazy hours and in crazy situations at the moment. The teachers who are rushing to replace classroom learning with online learning to the teachers who are in… Continue Reading “Be Kind, Be Considerate”

Posting Overseas and Schooling🐨

As I have spoken about previously, we are currently enjoying our third posting to the US. This has had consequences and benefits regarding our kids schooling. As an Australia family our school year follows the calendar – school begins at the end of January… Continue Reading “Posting Overseas and Schooling🐨”

10 Months post SCAD & HA

This week saw me reach a milestone in my journey – 10 months post SCAD and Heart Attack……. The 10 month mark finds me with more energy, a clearer mind (thanks to the sun coming out) and plans for the rest of the year… Continue Reading “10 Months post SCAD & HA”

Lessons I have learnt as a Mil. Spouse and from other Military Spouses.😀

As a Military Spouse, we get to experience so many levels of emotion and change. For me, the past 22 years have been challenging and amazing. We have said many ‘see you soon’s to our Soldier and to those around us. We have meet and made… Continue Reading “Lessons I have learnt as a Mil. Spouse and from other Military Spouses.😀”

A little ‘Mind Fog’!

This week I admit has been a little tough mentally! The weather is grey and so is my mind. I’m not sad or concerned, I’m just caught in a funk due to the weather. Yes, I am a warm weather, sun loving girl! The… Continue Reading “A little ‘Mind Fog’!”

2020 – Making Goals not Resolutions

As we welcome a New Year we often set ourselves resolutions that we rarely stick to for more than a few weeks or months. I too have been guilty of setting myself unrealistic or unattainable resolutions. This year I have set GOALS and not… Continue Reading “2020 – Making Goals not Resolutions”

Quick Snippet

From our family to yours, may 2020 be full of love, laughter, good health and lots of memories. May you move into 2020, with a healthy heart and mind. May you be the best version of yourself. May you continue to follow the journey.… Continue Reading “Quick Snippet”

Celebrating Christmas as a Military / Defence Family🎄

As a Military / Defence Family we quiet often celebrate Christmas away from our blood families, however, this does not mean we don’t celebrate or celebrate with ‘family’. Australia’s posting cycle is a major factor in Christmas plans – we usually get to spend… Continue Reading “Celebrating Christmas as a Military / Defence Family🎄”

Changes after Physical Trauma.

Life after physical trauma can leave us with many negative thoughts and reactions – how we emotionally conquer these is half the battle! After trauma, life changes and it generally changes for a lifetime. We have to reevaluate our day to day journey and… Continue Reading “Changes after Physical Trauma.”

Defence / Military Kids

As a mum of three, my children change every day. Children from all walks of life have challenges, morals and lifestyles that are different. My focus today is on Military Kids and I certainly appreciate that their challenges are far from challenges other children… Continue Reading “Defence / Military Kids”

Being Thankful this Thanksgiving:)

As a Aussie family in the US we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey and pumpkin pie for dessert (we will go without candied yams (sweet potato and marshmellos). As I sit and ponder the process for the day, what time to… Continue Reading “Being Thankful this Thanksgiving:)”

Grief – There is no right or wrong way!

Each year we read and learn more about not only the impacts of grief but the way we deal with and support others going through grief. Grief impacts our lives in ways that we ourselves don’t understand and grief can come from many different… Continue Reading “Grief – There is no right or wrong way!”

What I want my kids to know!

Our kids are getting older and as they go through many changes both personally and as a family there are many things that I want them to know. The last 7 months have given me many opportunities to reflect and think and these are… Continue Reading “What I want my kids to know!”

The joy of writing and why I do (try)!

My writing style is free and casual. I write about feelings, thoughts and opinions that are important to me or about topics that have affected my family and I. My writing comes from my knowledge, my own personal knowledge, by talking and listening to… Continue Reading “The joy of writing and why I do (try)!”

Disconnect and the art of reconnecting – another personal goal.

To be clear, I love the good side of social media. Being a military family we are constantly on the move as are a large majority of our friends – social media lets us keep in contact quickly regardless of time or distance. I’m… Continue Reading “Disconnect and the art of reconnecting – another personal goal.”

What fills your refrigerator door?

What fills your refrigerator door? Is it photos, magnets, bills? And all those pictures hangin’ side by sideForgotten memories from another timeAnd all the places that you’ve been beforeCouple magnets, recipes, and PolaroidsYeah, but that’s our lives on the ‘frigerator doorOn the ‘frigerator door… Continue Reading “What fills your refrigerator door?”

Life after SCAD – update

This week has seen me hit 5.5 months post SCAD and Heart Attack!! I have written about my MUGA Scan and short hospital stay in August but wanted to share a little more information about what I undersent and have learnt since then. After… Continue Reading “Life after SCAD – update”

Is your hometown still your hometown….

“We have a house that is our home, but we also have a hometown that is home”. Home has many meanings for our family. Home is always the house we are living in, wherever we are posted at the time, where there is a… Continue Reading “Is your hometown still your hometown….”

There are Friends and there are Lifelong Friends…..

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the joy of long lasting friendships. As our lives change and we move on to new and different stages, we personally change as do our friendships. As adults we often look back at times… Continue Reading “There are Friends and there are Lifelong Friends…..”

The Defence / Military Spouse

The partner of a Defence / Military member has many titles – spouse, partner, mil spouse and my favourite Dependant! My husband has been a Solider since before I came along and I have been on this journey with him since 1998…..21 years or… Continue Reading “The Defence / Military Spouse”

Trusting the process!

Today is one of the first days I have spent at home alone since my SCAD and Heart Attack. With an amazing husband, my mum being here for a month plus the kids being on Summer break since May, there has been no need… Continue Reading “Trusting the process!”

One of Team Mulligan’s favourite US Holiday Spots….you may be surprised!

Over the time of our postings to the US, we have been fortunate to visit 44 States – we have driven a lot. Road tripping across the US is an adventure from the time you begin. The majority of the main roadways are well… Continue Reading “One of Team Mulligan’s favourite US Holiday Spots….you may be surprised!”

Carpe Diem – how are you planning to tackle today?

Today was the beginning of my starting to Carpe Diem. Carpe Diem, Latin for seize the day is just what I did and I encourage you to grab the chance at life and take the leap. For me, I took the first step to… Continue Reading “Carpe Diem – how are you planning to tackle today?”

Phases of Separation for Defence / Military Kids (by Mrs Mully)

Defence / Military children go through many emotions during each phase of this separation. The lead up phase, initial phase, the long haul and the end phase. The Lead Up Phase During this phase the defence child may seem lost and the heightened emotions may begin. … Continue Reading “Phases of Separation for Defence / Military Kids (by Mrs Mully)”

Hello and Welcome!

Today is the day to start a new adventure for me. After months with poor health (I’ll fill you in on that later) it was time to reevaluate my life choices and the possibility to share and enjoy the adventure that is life with… Continue Reading “Hello and Welcome!”

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