What about you? (Guest post by Steph from Mummy Blogger Sydney)

An everyday mum, Steph is a former teacher, has two beautiful children and lives in Sydney. I came across Steph, who is the author of Mummy Blogger Sydney , on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her honest, and sometimes hilarious, account of parenting. This article written by Steph reminds us that as our children become more independent, not to forgot about you as an individual. 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

Homemade dough

I came across this recipe last year and have loved it ever since! It can be used for pizzas, scrolls and so much more! Our family makes homemade pizzas every Friday which the boys have come to love. They enjoy adding their ingredients which doesn’t vary much from pizza sauce, cheese, mushrooms, olives and ham/bacon. I also make pizza bites from this dough for school lunches – they’re just a smaller version of our Friday pizzas.  Continue reading

Board games

My 5 year old really got into board games last year – and I mean really got into them! It stemmed from day care as they had a huge Snakes and Ladders game. For some unknown (but grateful) reason, the kids received quite a few board games for Christmas. Some of the oldies made a comeback – Snakes & Ladders, Guess Who, Hungry Hippo to name a few – so maybe games were ‘all the rage’ at that particular time.  Continue reading