Parenting 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
“You have two boys? That’s a shame”
Someone actually made that comment to me the other day when I mentioned to them that I have two boys. Seriously. Continue reading
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
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
In breaking news, a woman has claimed to have survived that awful time of day known as dinner time.
Mother of two boys, Emma, recently experienced what many parents call a ‘miraculous’ event – getting through dinner time without losing her mind. Continue reading
My boys are growing up so fast. I’m sure that before I know it, they’ll have finished school, be driving cars and finally have grown out of their fussy eater stages and will be eating us out of house and home.
But before they grow stubble and grow up, there are so many things I’d like to make sure they know. Continue reading
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
Parents will always feel the pressure to exercise when they have kids. Keep fit and healthy. Lose weight. Set a good example. I totally understand this.
But you don’t need a gym membership when you have a toddler. You have your very own personal trainer already. Continue reading
This is so true! This popped up in my news feed the other day and I just had to share it with you.
How else would you describe life with a toddler?
Make sure you’re following Life, kids and a glass of red on Facebook for more giggles and snippets of silliness – just like this one!
I came across this idea recently on Karin’s blog at Calm To Conniption. It was obviously the time I needed to see it, and actually think about taking stock myself as it literally leapt off the page at me when I opened my email.
We’re now half way through the year. A year that has flown by at an almost supersonic pace. My birthday has been and gone. I felt like I needed to stop, take a breath and actually go through this list. Continue reading