Family photo

This photo was taken yesterday afternoon after a big water fight at my grandparents farm – we’re happy and surrounded by loved ones, which is all I could ask for at this time of the year. Oh, and we’re soaking wet too!

Earlier on I’d sent my annual email to all the commenters since last Christmas with the tally for this year’s Christmas Card Challenge – if you’re one of these people and haven’t received it, perhaps check your spam filters. Sometimes they end up in there.

Anyway, the donation count is well over the $200 mark and this will head to the Starlight Children’s Foundation in due course.

Have a happy and safe holiday season. I’ll be back later. x


Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Crying in the Car: Reflections on Life and Motherhood.