Life as a parent can be exhausting. When it comes to getting children to brush their teeth it can sometimes be a struggle that I’m sure most parents would happily live without. Going through the (arduous) process twice a day which includes asking for teeth to be cleaned, repeating the request, ordering that teeth are to be done, shouting ‘Why aren’t your teeth cleaned yet?’ is enough for any parent to throw in the towel. Continue reading
A Letter to My Son, With Love and Hope (Guest post by Rosanna from MumBubandaBarista)
I was so happy when the amazing Rosanna from MumBubandaBarista agreed to do a post for my blog. And boy did she deliver! Here she writes a letter to her child laying out her hopes and love in a way that all parents and carers can relate to. Enjoy reading. Continue reading
What Exactly Am I Trying To Teach My Kids? by Suzy from inthelyonsden
Guest blog by Suzy from inthelyonsden
I met Suzy via Instagram (as you do) and love her open, honest account of life and family. Suzy has two children and has written a fabulous piece for my blog on some of the important things she is teaching them which will set them up for adulthood. A lot of it resonates with me and I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I did. Continue reading
Banana and raspberry jam bread
I’ve been slack with these posts and I blame a busy school term, work, kids and life in general! As promised here is the recipe for the fabulous banana and raspberry jam bread I made. It was demolished quite quickly. Continue reading
Long weekend – relaxing but not all pretty!
The weekend just gone was a long weekend for New South Wales, Australia as part of the Queen’s birthday. It’s the last one until October (unless you count the Bank Holiday in August that is only a holiday Monday for those in the financial industry). After a busy six months of the year I decided this weekend would be a quiet one – one for just us. Good intentions and all that! Continue reading
Why so blue?
While its a topic that is beginning to be spoken about more publicly, and more through high profile media personalities, baby blues and postpartum depression still have a stigma attached to them. It’s important to note that the baby blues and postpartum depression are different due to the severity of symptoms. Continue reading
To feel guilty or not to feel guilty?
I did a recent guest blog on Undercover Mum. It’s reposted below. Head on over to the site for other fabulous reads and tips about being a mum and juggling work and life. Continue reading
Why do we feel that we have to be everything?
I don’t know the answer to that question but it hit me yesterday out of nowhere. I woke up and felt tired all of a sudden. It lasted all day and into the evening and still I went to bed later than normal (why do we do that??). Husband has been overseas for work so I’ve been juggling the kids, two drop offs and pick ups to vacation care and day care, all the while continuing my corporate job which I enjoy, wanting to write and be busy, and sorting out our calendar for the next few weeks in order to have a social life and catch up with friends that we haven’t seen for a while. Basically trying to manage our general life. Continue reading
Two – plus one?
Recently I got asked if I was going to have any more children. When I said I doubt it, that I was quite happy with my two boys, I was then faced with the question of did I not want a girl? In all honesty questions like that bug me so much you can see the emotion change on my face. We have two healthy, happy boys that get on really well for the most part. I don’t, and didn’t, have a desire to have a particular gender when we decided to try for a baby or when I was waiting for them to pop out. All I wanted was smooth pregnancies and healthy babies. Continue reading
Muesli bars kids will eat
I’ve tried making numerous different muesli bars for my kids but with very little success. They were either tasteless, too crumbly or way too many ingredients that I couldn’t be bothered. I came across a recipe from the toddler ingredient and the yummy ingredients caught my eye as well as it appearing easy enough to make. So I decided to give it a go but altered the ingredients slightly based on what I had in the pantry. Continue reading