Welcome to the first ever Lovin' Life Linky! Wahoooo!!! Party, party, party.
The Lovin' Life Linky is a place to hang out, shoot the breeze and share the stuff that's making us happy this week.
Let me get us started!
Warning: This post contains parental bragging rights.
* * * * *Lovin' being a mum.
I don't think of myself as being a mummy blogger as such, but this week I'm all about the mum stuff.
Comparatively speaking, I don't often talk about my kids in this space because (a) I worry about the digital footprint I'm leaving for them (b) the blog's about middle aged woman stuff and (c) they'd probably shoot me if I gave too much away.
But today I'm going to shout about them from the roof tops!
Firstly I'm super excited about our boy achieving his dreams. Yes he's had some challenges which are likely to continue for quite some time, but he has so many strengths and those strengths are keeping him strong.
After dreaming about being selected for the Coerver Performance Academy (soccer) early last year he graduated from their six month program on Friday night.
He's come a long way in nine months from hoping he might get in, to not only graduating but being selected to join their under 12s team as they travel to Singapore in two months. His first international tour!
Between that and the fact that he also got selected for his club's Development Squad and asked to join the High Performance Program, it's wonderful to see that his hard work, dedication and passion for his sport is paying off.
Seeing this kid happy makes me happy.
Secondly I'm loving watching my daughter grow. She's now in year 11 and choosing very grown up subjects like business, tourism and behavioural science at school.
She's taking charge of her own health and fitness, as well as getting involved in a few "saving the ocean" type organisations.
She's happy about her modelling endeavours and right now she's helping her dad choose a new car (which they will share).
What I love most about being a mum to this teen is actually spending time with her. She's a pleasure to be around and for some reason she still seems to be happy hanging out with her family. That warms my heart.
Seeing her happy makes me happy.
Of course being a mum isn't always easy. There are definitely loads of challenges and fears, but right now I'm focussing on the good stuff and I am loving it.
I know it's probably a no-brainer, but ...
Being a mum makes me happy.
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So what's making you happy this week?
If you're a blogger then feel free to link up a post that reflects what you're lovin' about life. It could be a moment, a picture, a conversation, some food, a product, a dress, a hobby, an event, a place, a memory or a person - it's all about reminding ourselves what's good in our world.
All bloggers are welcome! Fashion, food, beauty, business, personal, parenting ... whatever ...
If you're not a blogger, then this is a great opportunity to click on some links and see what else is in the blogosphere. You might be able to add a few sites to your reading list! So much to love ...