BabyMac is 10 years old

Rob's Mum gave a beautiful speech recently at his 40th where she used the nursery rhyme Row your boat to describe his journey from her baby, to this now (fabulous & old ha) man. I loved the simplicity of it, rowing your boat gently down the stream...and that life is but a dream. I've been doing … [Read more...]

Good things

Are you like me and send yourself emails all the time? The way my brain works and the way I get things done mean that if ANYTHING is to get done, it needs to hit my email inbox. If it's sitting there, it will get done. So any emails that are in my inbox (all read of course don't get me started on … [Read more...]

Best Before

On Saturday night I had my sister and bro in law over for an impromptu dinner. My brother in law was getting something out of the fridge when he asked me "Beth, how long has that copha been in your fridge?". Good question Chris, good question. Let's see. I put my thinking cap on, and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Vegetables

That taste of spring we had last week has well and truly left with an arctic blast that hit here late Friday night. It's been a VERY cold weekend here with the fire roaring (and the central heating not working sigh) so I may be eating a little more comfort then I should, ahem, be normally eating. So … [Read more...]

Full Maggie update (12-14 months)

About time we checked in on this one isn't it? Hi Mags! I was saying to Rob just the other day how much Maggie has grown in the last few weeks. Over the school holidays everything that seemed to have been frustrating her for the past months: teeth/walking/communicating kind of clicked and we … [Read more...]

Zigazig ah

Can you believe that it's 20 years this month since this pearler hit the airwaves? I can't tell you just how deep my love ran for these girls. I was 19, perhaps a little too old now that I come to think about it, but I fell in LOVE with the girl power and fun and these 5 ladies. How I used to … [Read more...]

Look down, look up

Anyone else feeling a bit shit? Me too. It's a combo of back to school blues I think (that THANK GOD they are back and WHERE ARE MY BABIES?) after a really good school holidays and lots of quality family time. I'm feeling a bit fat and bluergh and my skin is absolutely shithouse again (has been … [Read more...]

What you reading/watching/listening to?

I'm always looking for inspiration of things to watch/read and listen to so I thought I'd share with you guys what WE are doing in the hope that you will share some good stuff too and we can all have a mid winter burst of inspiration. While the sun is shining out there today and the weather is … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Family Favourites

After 10 days away from home and about 1 million hot chips later, we are all most ready for some home cooking and NO MORE HOT CHIPS. Well, maybe that's just me. I feel revolting after eating and drinking way too much, so this week it's time to get back into the swing of normal life...bring it … [Read more...]

Some good places in Byron Bay

We've had a great week up here, although the weather has been a little gloomy at least it's not minus 3 or 4 gloomy which it appears to be at home. I've had tshirts on and the girls even made it for a swim on Sunday morning. While travelling with a baby means that we are home in the middle of the … [Read more...]

The Farm Byron Bay

I think the main thing people kept telling me when I said I was going to Byron and that was "go to The Farm". So this morning, we did. I can see why everyone kept saying so - what an amazing spot. Basically a working farm their philosophy to Grow, Feed, Educate - they grow animals, flowers and … [Read more...]

Walk to the Lighthouse

We made it to Byron! What a gorgeous spot! This morning I took the big two on a big walk from the centre of town up to the Lighthouse with a group of the family we are all staying with. I didn't know whether my friend Harper would be ok to make the walk which I think ended up being over 10kms in … [Read more...]

Saturday morning sunrise

I managed to sleep in this morning just before 7am which is a miracle in itself. I did however, have a small baby wedged next to me on my pillow who had fallen asleep next to me some time in the very early morning so my position was not comfortable. I got up to get her a milk and looked out the … [Read more...]

Frank is now 2!

You guys, little Frank is not so little anymore. Today he is 2! And hasn't the old boy aged? Look at all that grey hair now! With his fresh cut from the groomer he is looking way more schnauzer than poodle at the moment. Schnauzer or poodle, he is 100% adored by every member of our family and … [Read more...]

The one constant: change

This giveaway has now closed congrats to Angela for her great entry. A sponsored post for SmarTrike Early next year I will be entering my 10th year of parenting. That feels like something, I’m not quite sure what, other than the added wrinkles, years of sleep deprivation and endless stretch marks … [Read more...]

9 things I do every day

I'm a bit of a homebody. And a control freak. So my daily habits are very predictable. There's something about daily routine though isn' there? We're all creatures of habit...I just wish that my daily list included things like meditation, drink 3 litres of water and go for a walk. Alas they just get … [Read more...]

Nine and six and one

We had a bit of a shocker yesterday afternoon. Nothing unusual at the start of school holidays when kids are exhausted, tempers frayed, adjusting to life back at home with Mums and Dads and baby sisters there, too much time on devices, gorging after not being able to do it in the school term, it was … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: School holiday baking

Here we are at the first "proper" day of the school holidays. We've had a weekend of tantrums, meltdowns, banned devices and today's playdate cancelled, so we are well and truly on track! Now that we have all that over and done with we can get on with the holidays (it always takes a good few days to … [Read more...]

One thing: A WORX giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been chosen. Congrats to Jo, Tess, Shannen & Merilyn! I tell you something for nothing, my #onething list seems to have gone to shit as I have on my hands one very busy baby who has me running around after her. Gone are the days of a sitting … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 30th June 2016 edition}

It's been pretty bloody cold here the past week in particular but my goodness the sunshine! Glorious winter days with frosty mornings and deep blue sky days. The fire is going non stop, the children are sick and ratty with the end of term in sight but there's still plenty to like round these parts. … [Read more...]