A Winter of Mothering

Croupe. Strider. Coughs. Man Flu. Random spews. Night terrors. Conjunctivitis. A reaction to an immunisation. This has been our winter.

Baby Vicki now one, has still demanded the breast as frequently as he ever did. Relations with Mr Vick have been tested. Friends, away with their busy lives. This winter has been hard yakka. It’s grabbed hold of me and thrown me about testing my every inch.

Yet two boys, who can’t be held down on account of colder mornings or spits of rain, who are learning to live and co-existence with one another and who squabble, and laugh and love and enlighten me all the way. They deliver the challenges and the beauty.

This has been our winter.

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So how goes your winter story?

I’m linking up with Milk Please Mum who has some way spunky snaps for her winter, a year of mothering link up.

I’m also hanging out at Twinkle in the Eye and My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday :)

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12 Responses to A Winter of Mothering

  1. Deborah says:

    Oh, what lovely photographs. I’m SO not visually creative that I feel very envious when I see pictures like these!

  2. Annaleis says:

    Winter can be very hard – especially if it feels like someone is always sick. Hope that Spring starts shining and life gets a little easier.

    Lovely photos too

  3. Tamara says:

    I love the angles on your photos.

  4. Our winter has been incredibly mild, as have the kid’s moods, it’s my hubby that’s testing my patience right now!! What a gorgeous collection of memories xx

  5. image-in-ing says:

    It’s been hot and humid here, so your shots were refreshing!
    Please share your photo at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/08/frooms-with-linky.html

  6. Such beautiful pictures.
    I love how you are representing Winter here. I see so much gratitude despite the difficulties of family. It is amazing. xS

  7. ann says:

    I always look forward to winter and then get to the middle of it and want it to be gone!!
    We have had a not too bad winter. I can’t complain too much!!
    Gorgeous boys and gorgeous pics!!

  8. Stunning pics! Looks like winter suits you!

  9. Grace says:

    Oh, breathtaking photos – especially the one with the balloons.
    With all the illness that comes with winter – there is also the snuggly, cosy love :) x

  10. What a great way to record family life! I am going to endeavour to do the same!

  11. Mandy says:

    Our winter has been not too bad, at least not as bad as last year! It’s hard when the little ones get sick. Love your pics as always, Vicki!

  12. You do so well. Mothering is made harder when you put in the effort to do it well, which you clearly do xo

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