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Thank you for visiting! My name is Sophie and I am an academic researcher, a wife, and a mum of two gorgeous kids, living in sunny Queensland, Australia, and I write about navigating life, parenting, and career.

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A good day

Yesterday was a holiday for me but not Al or ghe kids so I had an opportunity to have a “shouldless” few hours and I made the most of...

June Updates

I was going to do a June goals list but we are almost mid way through June, so I kind of missed that boat haha! So instead I’ll do some...

What a week… month?

After four days of conferences this week (across two different locations), I’m finally home and feel like I can take a breath, and write...

Mini work retreat plans

Today I have planned a mini solo retreat to do some idea development and planning for some major research grant applications due in...

Vancouver, and home

So I arrived home from my Canada trip at 7am Friday and I was SO glad to be home. I’d had a final day in Vancouver (I had a 10 hour...

A few days in Nova Scotia

After Montreal, I spent 3 days in Nova Scotia (a night in Halifax and two visiting friends in a more rural area). And it was SO lovely!...

Bonjour from Montréal

I’ve been here since Wednesday and it’s been a whirlwind but going really well so far. My work meetings and the conference has been great...

What would Care look like?

My 2024 word of the year is Care. I chose that word after an intense and stressful (at times) 2023, where on reflection I didn’t always...

May Goals

Somehow it is already 5 days into May! It was a busy start to May with ALOT on at work and family (Al’s parents and sister) arriving to...

DITL - A Saturday

I’ve been enjoying quite a few other bloggers posting these Day In The Life posts (SHU, Elisabeth, Jenny among others) so I thought I’d...

Weekend Updates

It’s Saturday 3pm, I’m sitting with a cup of tea, the kids are having screen time, and it’s blog post time, hooray! E finally recovered...

Life Updates

E is still sick. She's had 9 days of fever, headache and cough. Thankfully she hasn't been acutely ill: she's been keeping up her fluids,...

Sick

I’ve had another blog post sitting in my drafts for a few days about all the fun stuff I did last week (couples night away! Saturday...

Hello Q2!

When I do my seasonal planning, I divide my years into Quintiles (5 seasons), inspired by SHU. In Australia, the school year runs January...

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