But no matter how much of a Supermum I may feel like some days, there is always one guaranteed thing that happens that brings me crashing back down to the world of mortals, and makes me feel like a failure. Dinner time. Continue reading
We are a military family. My husband, his brothers, my brother, my sister-in-law, my grandparents, and many friends have all served. We have tried to teach our kids the importance of what Daddy does. What our family and friends do. What the thousands of other families out there experience. Continue reading
I recently decided to take part in a writing challenge. I thought it would help me get in to a routine of writing every day, posting to my blog more often, and connecting with other bloggers out there. Sounds simple, right?
Cue game show style sound effect – ‘ba bowm’. Continue reading
We’re in the middle of school holidays here. Which means that something phenomenal happens in our home. Our six year old wakes up at the crack of dawn.
On a school day, we have to wake him up. Coax him out of bed. Continue reading
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What is with the shrinking size of chocolate bars, and more importantly, those little red frogs packed with artificial colours and flavours that I know are probably going to kill me, but I’m addicted to?
I bought a packet of those share packs, the ones with 15 little chocolate bars in them. They claim to be “fun size”. I call bullshit. They are not fun size. Continue reading
Holy moly, this mum is currently grinning like a crazy cheshire cat – I’ve just been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Seriously pinching myself 🙂 Continue reading
I was given a whole pile of past editions of house style magazines the other day. The ones filled with beautifully furnished homes, elegant dining areas, kitchens I would sell one of my kidneys for, and gardens that put the botanical gardens to shame. I sat and flicked through them looking for some inspiration. We moved in to our house a few months ago and it is pretty tired and in need of some freshening up. I want it say “we live here!” as soon as friends and family come to visit.
I want the house to reflect us and be practical for our needs. Continue reading
I was out walking the other day with my 70kg worth of dogs, pram and child, when a woman stopped her car, wound down her window and spoke to me. She told me that she has seen me out walking and admires how I make it look so easy (she obviously hasn’t seen me try to rein in the beasts when they see a cat across the road) and how I’ve inspired her to get out more with her dogs and kids. Continue reading
I went to get the kids bath ready, only to discover remnants of a big, hairy spider. Four hairy legs. That’s all that was left. Continue reading