Moments like These

A sponsored post for KODAK MOMENTS You know what I miss? Photo albums! Filled to the brim with memories, all in order, with daggy hand written commentary. It’s one of the girls favourite things to do, go through all our old albums and laugh at how we looked, see houses that they never lived … [Read more...]

Maggie is 17 months old!

So Mags, how you feeling about being 17 months old now? Yuh HUH I am feeling you GF. It's like you have been working all this time, these 17 months on just perfecting the mullet which you now have. I get it. And I like it. As Daisy said to me last week "Mum she has new strategies … [Read more...]

#notafatmoleforchristmas: An update

This past week and a bit can best be described by this picture: What THE ACTUAL BETH? My body has been screaming this to me each and every day for the past 10 days as I vowed to make some positive changes to my health & mind in the lead up to Christmas. Now, first up, don't get … [Read more...]

Pretty in Pink

The month of October always brings with it crazy weather. You can get a hot, summery day and the next you can get a cold snap that takes your breath away. We've even had snow in October! But one thing that October brings that ALWAYS makes me happy, is the pink clematis in flower all over the … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Goodwood

Guys I am FOCUSED on becoming a better version of me by the end of this term. FOCUSED I tell you. I'm just talking about what I shovel in my mouth, or what exercise I am doing, I'm talking stuff for my head too. Doing things that make ME happy, things that sing to Beth the person, rather than Beth … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: trying to be healthy

I'll tell you something for nothing, this healthy eating business is EXHAUSTING. So much thought, planning, purchasing and having healthy stuff THERE so you can make it, and then the thing is? You have to make it. Sheesh. I have been virtuously eating for a week now and while I do feel great, I have … [Read more...]

It doesn’t matter

When you fret and worry about whether your kid takes to the breast, or won't take the bottle or you can't get a good attachment and need a breast shield, or a pump or not to pump, to demand feed or feed strictly every 4 hours. Whether you still give your baby a bottle in the middle of the night, or … [Read more...]

Feeding small people aka: cutting stuff up

Yesterday I whacked this snap up on Insta saying that I like to call this: IF YOU ASK ME FOR ONE MORE THING TO EAT BEFORE DINNER YOU NEED TO FIND A NEW FAMILY. Am I right, or am I right? You see, I had found a few minutes while Mags was rolling her lunch to get organised for arvo tea that … [Read more...]

Lessons in seeds

Remember back in March, on St Patrick's Day when I planted those sweet peas for Amelia? Well I walk past them every day because the pot is near my front door. I watched them shoot too quickly in April when the weather was still too warm, and they got confused. We all got confused. I … [Read more...]

New term, new beginning

I was always a crammer when it came to studying. Like I would wait and wait until the very last moment and then something in me would snap and I would know: SHIT, it's time to focus. And then I did. I would get into the zone and get the work done. I'm a bit like that with any deadline really, work … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: back to routine

The baby has just gone to sleep here so the house is very quiet. Yesterday I ran around like a crazy woman trying to get organised for the School term that went back here today and even though yesterday looked PUZACTLY like #maintenancemonday #onasunday I have been back at it today getting washing … [Read more...]

Escape to the beach

Yesterday morning I woke up and opened the curtains, as I do every morning to see what the day has given us. I was immediately annoyed because it was STILL windy, so I did what I would normally do when I wanted to complain about the wind, I text my sister. She gets it. You see, we were SO annoyed … [Read more...]

Ways to feel better when you have been a dick to your kids

On the weekend I had a couple of really bad nights with Harper. On top of almost 7 years of bad nights with Harper, I snapped. And it wasn't just me that snapped, Rob snapped too which kind of made me feel better, but we snapped. A duo of snapping in epic proportions. It wasn't pretty. The … [Read more...]

Full & thorough reporting

Oh School holidays, you make it very hard to get anything much done don't you? We're enjoying you, you've been pretty quiet, but it's virtually impossible to get anything done in the way of work. This morning the sun might be shining but it's blowing an arctic gale with the piles of sheets and … [Read more...]

We’re FINALLY riding bikes! (it only took 2 years)

You guys may recall that we bought the girls bicycles for Christmas 2 years ago. And you might recall me asking you guys for the best way to get the girls riding? (make sure you read the comments for some really great suggestions if you have struggled with this to). Yep. Some things take a little … [Read more...]

Starry, starry night

Last night was cold, probably too cold for late September, but a cold night usually means one thing: a clear night. And a clear night? Stars! How lucky we are in the country to see stars! And last night they put on quite the show. Rob headed outside around 9.30pm to take some in the backyard but … [Read more...]

I like food

It's true. I really do. Like a lot. I love to cook food, come up with different ways to make flavours work, but most of all I like to EAT food. And I am not one to be all shy and demure about my own cooking, you will often see me scoffing saying "Oh this is REALLY good" and then repeating 3-4 … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Great School Holidays Bake off!

Hello first full day of School Holidays for NSW! You are a little fresh but the sun is shining, the washing is blowing in the breeze and so far you are looking OK! Of course there has been "BUT WHAT WILL WE DO MUUUUUUM?" and so to that I say bake! They get busy and you get baked goods. The summer … [Read more...]

BabyMac’s Ultimate Travel Tips

I've been reminded this week (thanks to Facebook) that this time last year we were travelling through Italy. Well, this morning I went to the IGA and got some dylon stain remover to fix a white shirt of Rob's I ruined  that he had bought in Italy so same, same really. Sigh. I often get asked … [Read more...]

Homemade Monte Carlo Biscuits

Do you watch River Cottage Australia? I always seem to miss it when it's on but thanks to my devotion to watching cooking shows, I always seem to catch up. I did watch an episode recently where Paul made some biscuits that I KNEW that I had to make. I mean, who doesn't love the humble Monte Carlo … [Read more...]