Here is when I need to be a superhero mum. My seven year old’s toy bear has gone on an extended holiday when we returned from our recent family holiday. In other words, the bear has gone missing, and the seven year old is beside himself with grief.
I read stories all the time about families who lose a toy when they’re travelling, and how airlines locate the lost toy and everyone is reunited. I need this to be one of those times. I need to make this situation better. Continue reading
Parents are always busy. Always. It doesn’t matter if you have one child or five, there are always things to do. If you’re a working parent, it just goes up to another level of busyness. So how do you get
shit stuff done? I see it as you have two options.
1. You lower your standards and expectations.
2. You outsource.
I love reading. To be able to shut out the rest of the world for just a little bit, and lose myself in a book – that is bliss. Although now, as most parents would agree, once kids come along, there isn’t always a lot of time for you. When those moments do come along, you need to grab them and make the most of the small window of time. Continue reading
I’m a planner. I like things organised. My family calls me anal retentive. I prefer the term “highly organised”. Ok, there’s probably a bit of OCD in there too.
Work has gotten a lot busier for me recently, so I’ve had to turn up the level of organisation at home. Along with the level of organisation, the levels of craziness kind of increase too. Continue reading
It is almost Father’s Day in Australia – the first Sunday in September. Not sure what to do, or stuck for a gift idea?
Here are some ideas to inspire you – and family budget friendly! Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I wrote about acts of kindness, and wondered what has happened to them. You just don’t see many these days.
I was so happy though with the response from this post. So many readers shared their experiences of having someone do something kind for them, or stories of what they had done for someone else. Continue reading
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. Where so many young lives were lost. When parents lost children, children lost parents, and lives were changed forever.
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
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