Dorothy May is 2 years old!

One of my favourite people in the WHOLE world had a birthday on the weekend...Miss Dorothy May turned 2! This little lady is truly PURE joy. She is hilarious, cheeky, funny and SO determined. I think she seems smaller than what she is because she is so delicate and has short hair, but this girl is … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 10 months

With just next week to go in the school term I feel like we have finally got into the rhythm of the school week for Mags. It's taken quite a lot of time, but over the past 2 weeks we have had little to no tears (plenty of hesitation) but she gets it, she goes and she enjoys herself. What a term … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 9 months

It's been QUITE the month for Maggie Macdonald, what with starting school (Preschool AND Family daycare) for the first time in her 3 years and 8 months of life. Was she ready? Yes! Is she loving it? Kind of. Will it get better? Of course! Are there LOTS of tears? SO MANY TEARS YOU GUYS. I am … [Read more...]

Full Maggie update: 3 years, 8 months

Oh Maggie, how can it be that tomorrow you start preschool? You are ready, so ready, MY GOSH ARE YOU READY but are any of us? I don't think so! Somehow we have gotten to the point where Miss Maggie will be flying the coop and heading out into the big, wide world. It seems a LIFETIME ago now … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 and a half years old

So this happened. Maggie is now 3 and a half on the knocker. SOMEHOW. Although, look at her. This morning we are off to Preschool orientation and we have a few weeks left of this precious time together at home. It's been 3 and a half years of just her and I at home, doing our thing. I can't … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 5 months

Our Miss Maggie is growing up you guys, all of a sudden there's long legs and big kid and all little girl and very little sign of toddler and it's scary and wonderful and exciting and sad. Being a Mum is a complex thing isn't it? Things have been great with our littlest lady - you'll remember … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 3 months

Do you remember the last update I gave you about Mags? It was a tale of tantrums and toddler meltdowns, of despair and frustration and so many tears (from both of us). Well here we are 6 weeks later and I cannot begin to tell you what a different kid we have on our hands. I always think that … [Read more...]

Maggie, her dummies and Maybelle the fairy

If there's one thing Maggie loves, its her dummies. It's been a passionate love affair from the first night in the hospital when I was SO out of practice with a crying, unsettled, just born baby that a dummy was given to her when I was delirious and she finally settled and slept with it. Sweet … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 2 months

These are dangerous times my friend, do not be fooled by this, because we are well and truly THREE and oh shit, I had forgotten all about 3. Three is FULL ON. And before you tell me 4 is worse, just don't. I have forgotten all about these ages which is odd seeing as I have done it twice … [Read more...]

Maggie is 3 years old!

Our sweet, precious Maggie Rosyln Macdonald turns THREE today. 3! It's amazing this journey that so many of you have been on with us over the past 3, almost 4 years from when I found out we were pregnant, to the Preggo File Journey and of course her birth and beyond with baby and toddler monthly … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 2 years, 11 months

One month short of 3, Maggie is just plain adorable. Hilarious. Frustrated. Busy. Always running. Always playing. Non-stop person of gorgeousness. If there's one thing our little lady likes to do, that's run. She runs everywhere. Her new favourite thing to do is running races up and down the … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 2 years, 10 months

Does Maggie move from toddler to Preschooler when she turns 3 I wondered the other day? How can that be when she was LITERALLY just born? And now? Well now, she's the one who makes up bedtime stories at night. Here's her the other week telling me a tale in the darkness. Once upon a … [Read more...]

Family First Aid for busy parents: Click First Aid

As a Mum I know that I worry way too much about all the bad things that could happen to my kids. My overactive imagination would have any given disaster happen to any of my kids at any time across all of their age groups of 11 to 2. I have done first aid courses before, taken the time and expense … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 2 years, 9 months

If I was to say to Maggie today, how about this? How about that? She would say back to me, How about NO? And that my friends, sums up Miss Maggie Roslyn Macdonald at 2 years, 9 months. Oooh we have a live one here! And hasn't she come into her own this past month? Sister's back at School, … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 2 years, 8 months

Some months I hardly notice a difference in Maggie and then others? Like this past one? Well it seems like she has grown up SO much. 4 months or more in the past I am sure of it! All of a sudden she is ALL little girl. I think it has to do with being around her sisters so much as she has … [Read more...]

Full Maggie update: 2 years 7 months

We've turned the corner on two and are heading towards three you guys. Somehow. This should pretty much sum up where she is at: Maggie Roslyn Macdonald Who thinks she is 3 (whilst holding up 2 fingers) Favourites past times: pooing and weeing and farting and weeing She is hilarious. … [Read more...]

A girl, her dog, some roses

On a warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon I caught Mags outside hanging with Frank, twirling her dress, pulling roses off the climbing iceberg, doing all the things that 2 and a half year olds like to do. I love that she makes me stop. I love how photography makes you stop. Pay … [Read more...]

The Nerfous Nelly

Maggie has started ballet this term and I have been blown away by her confidence of rushing off to the teacher, standing with other little kids, listening to her beloved teacher Miss Marie, following instructions and actually having fun. There's the odd look over to check I am watching, a wave or a … [Read more...]

Full Maggie update: 2 and a half

Which means that she will be 3 in just 6 months time. You know how quick 6 months goes right? THREE. She was just born and now she will be three. Preschool etc. OK, I might be getting a little ahead of myself. Right now, she is 2 and a half. And a bit cute. And full on. She couldn't be more 2 … [Read more...]

Two times I fell down dead from gorgeousness this week

Exhibit A On Saturday when I was busily minding my mind own business browsing the shops with the Stitch & Bitch crew we walked into a new shop in Moss Vale called Bowerbird. Man was it love at first sight. Filled with delightful odds and ends I wasn't looking for anything in particular until I … [Read more...]