Parenting is hard work

childrenParenting is hard work. Any parent will tell you that. You have great days when you can’t seem to wipe the smile off your face because your heart is so full of love for these little people that call you ‘Mum’, and not so great days, when you want to hide in a cupboard with a packet of chocolate biscuits, a glass of wine and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Continue reading

Help a mum in need and donate nappies

Help a mum in need

Initially formed by a group of mums in 2013 who had some leftover, unused nappies, The Nappy Collective has grown across Australia and to date, has collected over 473,000 nappies and  redistributed them to families in need.

How amazing is that!?

I am always blown away by the drive of people to make a difference, and how something so simple like spare clean nappies can truly help someone. Continue reading

The joys of hot coffee and bathroom breaks alone

The joys of hot coffee and bathroom breaks

I’ve recently gone back to work, and whilst it has taken some getting used to again, I have realised that there are some seriously awesome benefits of working!

I can go to the bathroom by myself. This is awesome. Normally at home, I’m accompanied by my toddler, whether I like it or not. It’s either let him follow me in, or have him scream the house down when the door is closed, separating us. If he does follow me, it is then a battle to stop him from trying to spin the roll of toilet paper and pull off every sheet – this happens in about 10 seconds. He is like The Flash crossed with a miniature tornado. Zooms in, pulls everything apart, then disappears. Continue reading

5 simple ways to brighten someone’s day

5 simple ways to brighten someone's day

I love random acts of kindness. The little things that people do for someone else to brighten their day and make things easier.

There was a recent story in the media of a woman in Canberra who received a parking ticket on her car while at a hospital with her sick child. A stranger saw the ticket on the car, paid for the fine, and then left the car owner a note. Continue reading