That time when my kid said …

That time when my kid said that I’m a palaeontologist. Or kind of a palaeontologist, if you’re to believe what my nine-year-old told his teacher.

But I’m not.

Sure, I’m studying palaeontology, because let’s face it, dinosaurs are cool and what kid hasn’t said at one stage that when they grow up, they want to be a palaeontologist. But there’s a difference between studying online for shits and giggles, versus being a doctorate qualified specialist… Continue reading

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Seasons of stress

Hello, lovely readers. I know I’ve been absent for some time but I hope you’ve been enjoying the giggles over at Life, kids and a glass of red on Facebook.

It’s been what I refer to as a ‘season of stress’. I see a season of stress as any period that causes additional stress or pressure in your day to day life. Whether that may be a major project deadline at work, a sick child or an upheaval such as moving house.

I’m exhausted and run down, but I’m finally starting to follow my own advice. Stupid, hey, that I didn’t just do all this in the first place? Continue reading

Things to do in 2018

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. To me, they seem to have negative connotations, emphasizing that you need to change something about your life because you’re doing it wrong. You’re too fat, you’re not being healthy, you’re not well-travelled, etc etc.

I like the idea of doing things that make you a better you. Easy aspirations. Things that make you feel happy and have positive associations.

I’ve seen some great goals going around on social media which have helped inspire me, so here are some ideas that you may want to try. Continue reading

Put on your big girl pants

Like most mums, I’m busy. I feel like I run from work, to school for pick up, to home, all the while keeping on top of washing and keeping small people fed with food they won’t disregard immediately. If something comes up that is outside my normal plan, I tend to ignore it or make a note to deal with it later when its more convenient, if that’s possible. I can only keep so many balls up in the air at once.

When something recently came up that I was not expecting, my first thought was, I can’t deal with this right now. I’ll get around to it later. But then I remembered something that made me stop, and pick up the phone to make an appointment. I was scared, but thought it’s probably not a great idea to be an ostrich about this and stick my head in the sand, pretending that all is ok. Continue reading

Ageing gracefully

I’m all for ageing gracefully

I get that as we age, things change.

I have wrinkles around my eyes, which I say are laughter lines. Sounds so much better that way. Although it was so kindly pointed out to me once by a beautician who barely looked old enough to have finished primary school, that I probably should start thinking about using an eye cream to reduce those wrinkles.

I was 26 when she told me that…. Continue reading