2015 TAUGHT ME…..


How was your 2015? I hope the good outweighed the bad for you. 2015 was a pretty awesome year for me and my little fam bam. We had some great times and some bad but all in all – it was a pretty good year!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the past year, reflecting on what happened and what could have been better. Here are some things that 2015 taught me – 

  1. Parenting is not getting easier. My four year old is out. of. CONTROL and I do not have the skills or emotional stability  to deal with it. Seriously. God help me when she is older. Anyone have any tips on dealing with a head strong, acts like she is 16, determined and filled with attitude little girl – because god help the both of us – she is hard work. She can be so sweet one minute and the next she is running to her room and slamming doors! *sigh*
  2. Friendships will change with the seasons. Doesn’t mean you love them any less, things just change. Do you find that as well?
  3. Its true what they say about building a house – allow for that extra 10% on top and more if you have champagne taste – like a ‘friend’ of mine – or that could be me – you decide haha!
  4. Changing jobs isn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Fear and doubt held me back for so long – so silly now I think about it! If you want to change jobs and direction then go for it!
  5. The Horsley Family Curse is alive and strong. On holidays this year we endured broken backs, severe gastro and conjunctivitis. Does any one know of a voodoo witch or something to cast a spell on us?
  6. Fiddle leaf figs really are as hard to keep alive as everyone says!
  7. Puppies are the same as a newborn. Sleeping on the couch together so he stops crying, getting up a number of times during the night, co sleeping in bed just to get a few more hours…. It was tough for a few weeks when we brought Leo home. And then they grow into a toddler type of puppy with endless energy and they love to test the boundaries of the relationship by chewing everything and jumping all over you…. The is a lot to be said about elderly dogs…all they do is sleep.
  8. Believe people when they say that once your eldest goes to school – everything changes. Not only does your child suddenly become more independent, your whole life is turned upside down. You suddenly have to fit in reading every night, there is 69 school masses and other events you have to attend, a birthday party every bloody weekend and every week your child needs money for something. Lets not start on the paper and art that comes home. Does anyone actually keep it all? Poor Mr 6’s has all found its way to the recycling bin. I’m sorry but I’m not going to pull it out and admire it in 10yrs time while crying over a glass of wine about how little he used to be. Nope. Not me. It all goes in the bin. I’m currently looking at the pile of books that came home with him on his last day. There are 15 work books! What am I meant to do with them?
  9. The thermomix isn’t life changing. Don’t fall for the hype. Unless you are a stay at home mum who has time to make her own butter, bread and washing machine powder – all it is a expensive blender that can cook. Its a great machine, but it won’t change your life…. unless I am doing something wrong?
  10. Don’t worry about what others ‘may’ say about you. Their opinion doesn’t really matter. If you want something – go for it and if you fail – who cares? At least you tried.
  11. Your 30’s really are awesome. I carry on like I am still 20 something some times and then I spend the next day on the lounge room floor unable to move and then I realise that no I am not 20, but rather almost mid 30’s and when will I learn?? But you are so much more comfortable in your own skin, which you cover up because although you may act 23 sometimes, unfortunately your body is a stark reminder that you are not in fact 23.
What did 2015 teach you?



  1. Mum Of Five Girls

    January 2, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Love your list Fleur!
    I’d still like to know when parenting gets easier!! And OMG the crap….oops I mean ‘artwork’ that comes home from school….argh!!!
    But I do love my thermomix!!!

  2. Emma

    January 2, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I had never raised the artwork in the recycling bin with anyone from fear of being labelled a bad mum haha thanks Fleur, nice to know I’m not alone!!!

  3. shannon @my2morrows

    January 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Awesome list Fleur. The school thing took me all year to get used to. So much to remember!! Xx
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  4. Lisa Humphries

    January 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

    It is such a lovely thing to reflect like this xx
    Have you read ‘Buddhism for Mothers’ by Sarah Napthali?
    It will help with the feisty little Miss I guarantee, I read it over and over every few months, I have a feisty little Mr xx
    Its easily available online 🙂

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