My People

by | Jan 9, 2012 | PERSONAL AND FAMILY | 11 comments



Until you make one for yourself, you don't get it.

You can't get it.

Suddenly, it is just you and your people, cocoon-like.

Extended family and friends are a wonderful complement to the dynamic you have going but mostly, the ultimate moments are when it's just about your little tribe.

No-one can touch the importance of what you have made.

You love the others in your life no less but like falling in love, there is an intensity to family that forms a barrier between you and the world. And sometimes, attempts to penetrate that barrier are unwelcome. Because you're so entirely submerged in your little reality.

Adventures outside are exciting. Important.

But there is nothing quite like tucking yourselves away again, folding yourselves back into one another and just being this amazing thing you have created.

Nothing quite like family.

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Lisa

    Beautifully written. I often feel like this, it’s like you have a se
    cret nobody else gets!

  2. Dani

    so very true, beautifully written.

  3. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Yes! It’s so like that.

    I think most people understand that it’s not personal – but once you and your beloved make little people? Every other relationship pales into insignificance….which sounds kind of insulting but it really, really isn’t.

    So hard to explain….

  4. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thanks, Dani.

    There’s something awesome about starting your own club, isn’t there?

  5. Kate

    True that!

  6. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    And then there are people who insert themselves into the equation whether you like it or not…… 😉

  7. MJ

    I think ‘tribe’ is the perfect word for our little families we’ve made.

    And speaking of perfect, how much so is this photo? Love it.

  8. Megan Blandford

    Love that photo!

    There really is nothing better, is there. *insert contented sigh*

  9. Kate

    Yep, unfortunately that’s very true too.

  10. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    This is the sort photo I refer to as “accidently nailed it” – it’s awesome, isn’t it? I think it might belong in a frame…


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