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  1. Enjoy the little moments they disappear far too fast. I think Caleb’s onesie looks adorable, I’d have thought it was unisex too. The poo on the floor thing gets even better/ worse once the joys of potty training start. At 22 months my youngest opened up her nappy and painted her legs with poo, totally covered them and her bedding.

    • I’m already in shock at how fast he’s growing up! I can hardly keep up…
      HAHA – my in-laws got us a training potty for Caleb, but we haven’t even thought about that yet. Jon and I are still debating who’s going to take the lead on that one 😉

      • Don’t worry about the training thing too much at the moment, Caleb will let you know when he’s ready. I tried our son before he was ready and the whole process took forever! 😉

        • Yes, that’s great advice – Caleb is certainly good at letting us know how he feels! Haha. And he’s also very interested in the bathroom and toilet, so maybe he’ll have a heads up 😉

    • I hadn’t, but I just looked her up! I will have to read some of her books. She is famous for her good sense of humour, so I think she would laugh at your comparison – I sometimes barely get a blog post done in two or three cumulative days, I couldn’t imagine writing entire books!!

    • Thanks so much!! Sometimes I cry/laugh at everything that goes on here, but as long as it ends with the laughing I think it’s a good day 🙂

  2. Maria

    I seriously look forward to reading your posts every time! You have a very engaging way of writing and a great sense of humour.

  3. Liz, I don’t know how you do it 🙂 I can barely get home and find time to sit&write – blog has been rejected and to be completely honest with you, I am not in a mood for it. It is so refreshing and inspiring to read yours on a regular basis…keep it up! All the best, Mishka

    • Oh, Mishka, how well I know the feeling of not quite being up to writing! It can sometimes be a lot of work to take the pictures and to get everything set up, but I hope you’ll also continue with your blog! It’s such a wonderful way to connect and get to know each other 🙂

  4. Ted

    A while back I read an interesting book — author name and title forgotten — by a guy who was selling training and such on “work – life balance” to companies. He ran into a couple of things: one was managers who weren’t keen on having someone talking to their workers about “balance” because they might get a strange notion that they shouldn’t be working such long hours.

    But another bit of push-back that surprised him was from some workers who really didn’t want “balance” because…well, they liked the imbalance. They really liked working 70 hour weeks: they were motivated by the challenges; they loved working in the subject matter; they had career tracks they found really satisfying. They loved being lost in their projects.

    Homelife, hobbies, activities that weren’t work related……eh.

    They felt that if they worked less they’d enjoy their jobs and their lives less.

    So he realized it wasn’t actually about “work-life balance” as much as it was about “work-life fit”, perhaps spawning an idea we now hear about in career counselling and HR circles around a worker’s need to fit within corporate or workplace culture. And it opens lots of ways of looking at one’s worklife through a lens of personal values, goals, motivators, relationship/parenting demands/choices, and so on.

    Sometimes an unbalanced ‘fit” is better than work-life balance.

    • Thanks so much for sharing this perspective! I’ll have to look more into this. I guess it also depends quite a bit on the career, and I think we’re pretty lucky that we’re able to invest ourselves into our own business like this 🙂

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