My baby is 12. Where did the time go?

Exactly 12 years ago today, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Unlike my first child, she was on time. Well, sort-of. My midwife was concerned about the increasing protein counts in my urine, showing signs that my kidneys were shutting down. I was referred to the maternity unit at the hospital. The specialist on call gave me two options: they induce me, so I could give birth that day; or they admit me and we can wait for labour to start on its own.

Umm… Such a silly question to ask a pregnant woman who was so over this thing called pregnancy. Eight hours later, my daughter was born.

My daughter CJ at four months old with her big brother Anthony, who was four at the time. (Sept 2005)

I remember like it was yesterday when my husband brought our son in to see his sister. “She’s tiny, mummy,” he said. “She’s tiny.”

“Yes, Anthony. All babies are tiny.”

Little did we both know that she was also cheeky.

CJ (Christa to those of us in the family) has always been a determined child, never letting anything stand in the way of what she wants. Never mind that she might not actually know what she wants, but that’s beside the point.

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Judy L Mohr

Lost for Words

I have started so many posts for this week and found myself deleting them. For whatever reason, they were incredibly negative. I have so many things floating around in this mind, too many thoughts. It's sometimes really hard to put it all down in words that are actually palatable.

That's right, folks. At the moment, I'm lost for words. 

Instead of trying to drive myself insane to come up with the perfect post, I've decided that it's time to send out a few links to my favourite posts from recent times.

Read on, my dear readers. You won't be disappointed.

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Legacy Subscription will be Turned Off

Due to recent changed in JetPack and the Legacy WordPress Subscriptions, conflicts have arisen with my mailing list on Mailchimp and the optin forms that I use. As such, I will no longer be supporting the legacy subscriptions on my blog.

If you received this message with the branded header (complete with a little signature from me), then you are already on the new system, and all is good. If you got a message from WordPress, then you will need to sign up for the Mailchimp mailing list, or this will be the last email that you will receive.

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What have I done? (Cover reveal)

I'm sitting here, not really knowing how to feel: excited, nervous, giddy, panicked.

For the past few months, I've been working hard on writing a book on the pitfalls of building an online platform. Everything is coming together.

There is still some editing to do... But release day is only three months away. 

(AHHH!!! MUST NOT PANIC!)

So... Here it is... The cover for my book...

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