You can always tell when a mum has been granted a leave pass for a night out with friends. When work schedules have miraculously worked out so there are no late meetings or events for either parents, or a babysitter has been found and confirmed, and turned up to the house.
How can you tell?
Look at the handbag. There will be a teeny tiny handbag, or a gorgeous leather bag – free of stains or marks on the outside. No wipes and nappies hanging out, no bulging water bottles or zip lock bags of fruit to be seen. The gorgeous bag is safe to be taken out – no danger of snot being wiped on it, milk drinks being spilt on it, and it doesn’t need to be big enough to double as an overnight bag. Continue reading
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
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
Dinner time. The words that have most parents reaching for a glass of wine. The time of day that quite often makes our heart rate increase, our blood pressure rise, and having us fighting an uphill battle.
Or is that just me? Continue reading
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
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I love my children dearly. They make me laugh and smile every day, and are also the reason why I’m always so tired.
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’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
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