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...]

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...]

To a Monday in Spring!

We went to a memorial service last last week for a friend's elderly Mother who had passed away. Our friend is very dear to us all and especially to the girls, so we took them along to pay their respects. They haven't been to many memorials or funerals before, we are very lucky to have both parents … [Read more...]

Father’s Day 2016

Oh we have had some good Father's Days around here can anyone recall the "Happy Fucking Father's Day of 2009?" Oh dear lord I swear to God I still have an eye twitch from it. There's usually some kind of drama on these days of parenthood. They always involve someone spilling a coffee or children … [Read more...]

Hanging at Ruthie’s

Yesterday I had the very rare opportunity to visit my mate Ruthie. I hadn't seen her in the longest time, 2 years? Maybe 3? But time didn't matter, we managed to pick off exactly where we last left off. Lots of laughs. Belly laughs. Hugs. Coffees. And the kind of conversations that never get … [Read more...]

Big and bigger

This past weekend Rob and I had a night away with these two. Number 1 and number 2. In Canberra! Harps and I smile awkwardly at the camera in exactly the same way! It had been 16 months since we had spent some time just the four of us, which meant it was the first time EVER that both Rob … [Read more...]

A day over 39

It's true! I now look a day over 39, cause I am. Had a cracking day, simple and perfect. For a start it looked like this: I didn't do any washing or even swiff with my swiffer! You could say I downed tools for the day. Got lots of lovely words from people in my life who love me. I am … [Read more...]

What time do your kids go to bed?

I remember a few years ago now that I wrote a blog post about getting my kids to bed by 6.30pm. It's funny (this was about 4 years ago now) but not much has really changed. We are still early dinner and bed goers around these parts, it's just how we roll. No matter how late my kids get to bed, … [Read more...]

Monday Schmonday

Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling entirely NOT like themselves at the moment? Sheesh, I am in a funk and I'm doing all I can to pull myself out of it. Last week I couldn't have cared less if I didn't make the beds or cook dinner and before I knew it I was feeling entirely lost and out of … [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...]

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...]

Country comfort

You guys I can't tell you how GOOD it is to have my family living down here now. Sure, Rob may disagree with me (ha!) but to have my sister 5 minutes away? It's been a GAME CHANGER. We can meet up for a coffee and have the kids play, we can come together and brainstorm work stuff, we can borrow … [Read more...]

The name that got away

This morning my sister and I took the kids to a local kinder gymnastics class. It had been a few years since I had been there with Harper, in fact, it was the place where I was when I realised I wasn't done with kids just yet. I wrote a little about it here, but I clearly remember seeing little … [Read more...]