Poop…it happens.

It was 6:05pm, we were well on our way to a successful and ‘on time’ bedtime. There had been no fuss, dinner went spectacularly, there were zero complaints about the meal, and the children had even offered to set the table. “This is amazing!” I thought to myself while putting the baby in the bath,…

What I mean when I say “I’m tired”

When I say I’m tired… 9:15pm: I decide to head to bed, send some messages to people about random things and close my eyes at around 9:35pm excited about getting in some hours before the baby wakes up. She slept 8-2:45am last night! Hoping for the same tonight.  10pm: baby wakes up. Damnit!  10:35pm: baby…

To my daughter’s Kindy teacher…

It is the end of the school year, and I wrote this letter to my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. I felt very emotional writing this! I don’t have any control over my emotions anymore. Anyway… Dear Mrs L, One year ago, I sat in the car park of Addison’s new school, bawling my eyes out, not at…

Breast v Bottle…the great debate

Alright, I had a post that I was going to post before this, but this has really gotten me a bit cranky today, so I have decided to kick off the week with a post about the breast v bottle debate instead. So, apparently there is a formula shortage, which is apparently due to shoppers…

Becoming a school mum – how I have survived my first year.

My darling little daughter Addison started school this year. It seems like only yesterday they were forcibly removing her from my body with a pair of oversized salad tongs (which you can read all about here). Then I blinked, and she was five. Five. What the hell have I been doing the past five years?…

A goat tale…

I love the satisfaction that comes with finding out that you were right all this time. Sounds shallow…but whatever. Such an event occurred this morning. About ten minutes ago actually.  We begin this little tale about a year or so ago. We recently moved from Sydney to Lake Macquarie, so there were frequent trips up…

Mummy Guilt

I am a mother. With three beautiful little ladies, and I would say that the past five years have been devoted to my girls. Growing them (internally), birthing them and raising them. Recently I decided to go back to work. And when I say ‘go back to work’ I actually mean ‘do a few shifts…

How not to be an online arsehole.

Recently, actually not so recently, it has been happening since the dawn of the internet… Anyway, it has come to my attention that people believe that because they are behind a computer screen, that they can be complete dicks to other people online. More recently, I read a blog post where a person, a mother,…

She had me in her thoughts. 

What I miss most is her phone calls. She used to phone me just to tell me she was thinking about me. She would always start with “oh hi Sah! It’s grandma here.” And I would always say “I know it’s you, grandma!” And we would laugh, and then we’d talk. My favourite and most…

Addison & Scarlett at the movies – Inside Out. 

Warning: potential spoilers.  This week the girls saw Disney Pixars new animated movie “Inside Out”. I loved it. And Evelyn, at 4 months old was captivated by it. And while I could sit here and let you know in detail what I thought about it, I thought it would be more interesting to ask those…

Resolutions and what not…

New years eve, 31st December 2007. I found myself sitting on the banks of Bradley’s Head waiting to watch the Sydney harbour fireworks with some of my favourite people in the world. I’d had a few…well no, lets be honest, I was drunk as a boiled owl (I don’t really know what that means, but I…