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{Revisiting} April.

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Where did April go?!

This month saw me stepping out of my comfort zone to meet up with some other lovely bloggers for a lunch date. Considering the meet-up was only 15 minutes away from where I live, I couldn't miss it! For me it was in fact a blind date, as I had never met them in 'real' life before.  Admittedly, I was a bit nervous before I went, but it turned out to be a gloriously sunny day for a lovely seaside, al-fresco lunch with some lovely ladies. It was so nice to be able to finally put some faces to names (and blogs!) 

Gorgeous day out for a blogger's lunch. 
(Photo courtesy of Melissa: Suger Coat It)

For those of you who are new here, or if you've missed a few posts, here is what has happened on Aspiring Mum during the month of April....

*The lovely Vanessa (one of Aspiring Mum's readers) shared her story. I really appreciated Vanessa opening up and sharing motherhood from her perspective. Her story gives us all an insight into what motherhood is like as an older mum.  If you have a story of your motherhood journey that you would like to share here, you can contact me via the Contact tab.

*We made these Easter bowls using Pyssla beads from Ikea. They are so easy to make and could also be used in a child's room for storing knick-knacks in. 


*Something very close to my heart is children, poverty and the crapiness of inequality and injustice. My post on A child is still a child was firstly inspired by Eden's trip to Niger as a World Vision ambassador, and secondly because of the opportunity that we all have to impact children's lives.

*I am so blessed to have my grandmother still in my life. She will be 95 next month and has lived such an amazing life. Life lessons from a 95 year old is where I share some wisdom that she has imparted on me.

*Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Being such a stickler for routine, I have embarked on doing one new thing each day in order to be an awesome memory maker for my kids.

*Motherhood and the empty room talks about the loneliness that can be such a consuming part of motherhood and the need to reach out to others who may be feeling lonely on the journey.


*And just some little extras:
Chicken Pastry Cups: a yummy, last-minute recipe that is sure to be a winner.
Simple Mother's Day Print: an easy mother's day craft for the grandmothers who love hand-made.
Giveaway: For your chance to win a Beauty Pack courtesy of Coles, head over to this page and enter!

How was April for you?

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