A happy place


I initially started my blog as a bit of an outlet for my random thoughts. Therapeutic typing. But over the months, I’ve been fortunate to gain some wonderful followers, like Yes Peas Mummawho not only read and seem to enjoy my random thoughts, but go to the effort to nominate me for a blogging award. Kind of of like a blogosphere high-five. It makes me happy.

So a huge thanks to Kelly from Yes Peas Mumma for the blogosphere high-five in nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!


She has asked me to answer a few questions so you can get to know me a little better:

Which item(s) can you never leave the house without?

My phone. Yet I am somehow always lugging a huge handbag around with me with all sorts of stuff in it – water bottles for me and the toddler, nappies, wipes, snacks (for me too – no one wants to see me with low blood sugar, I’m likely to bite someone), toys to occupy the toddler, keys, lipbalm, and oh yeah, my phone somewhere at the bottom of the bag…

What do you prefer, coffee or wine?

Despite by blog being called Life, kids and a glass of red (wine), I’d have to say coffee. My coffee machine is probably the most treasured item in our kitchen and it certainly earns its place! I’m one of those parents who have become dependant on caffeine to function normally, so much so, that when my husband makes coffees in the morning for us, if his coffee works out perfectly and mine is somehow a disaster, he gives me his. Not so much a romantic gesture, but a survival mechanism for him 🙂

What are you cooking for dinner?

Whatever will be eaten, with minimal whinging or complaining. I hate dinner time.

Do you care what others think of you?

I’d like to be able to say no, but I think everyone, to some extent, cares about what others think.

If you had to take part in a reality TV show, which would it be and why?

The only reality show I really watch is Masterchef. Although I’m not a Masterchef, maybe a mediocre one. Perhaps a reality cooking show with parents who desperately want to cook amazing food for their children, but can’t because of fear of having it literally thrown back at them?…

What is your favourite post you wrote? Why?

That’s hard to choose! One of the ones I really enjoyed writing was Toddlers are the new personal trainersinspired by our toddler. According to my FitBit, I can clock up to 9km most days, easily. Considering the walk to and from school is only about 2.5km all up, the rest is from chasing the toddler tornado….

Do you have a favourite blogger you follow? Who is it?

There are a group of bloggers that I will make sure I read all of their posts, as I know they’re going to make me laugh, feel good, or be able to relate to in some way. Apart from Yes Peas Mumma, here’s my list of blogs that I love. If only we could somehow all meet up over a glass of wine!


Make sure you’re following Life, kids and a glass of red on Facebook for extra giggles and snippets of silliness!



4 thoughts on “A happy place

  1. Great answer to the “Masterchef”. I bet I could make a mean mashed potato since that’s what we use as “mix” for everything our 4 year old eats. High five for the award!


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