It’s a fine line between giving your kids time when they need it and needing time for yourself. That’s the parenting juggle that is most difficult for me right now. […]
We hear a lot about bullying at school and what everyone should and shouldn’t do about it. My big kids come home from school talking about the strategies their school […]
It takes a village to raise a child… Well yes, but most of us don’t live in cosy little villages any more. In fact lots of us don’t even live […]
I want to fix it so badly. I want to march up to school and demand that they put her in a class with her friends next year. I want […]
Dear Ten Years Ago Me… Some people might try to tell you that being stubborn is a bad thing, but don’t listen to them. Being stubborn, right now, as you […]
When I first became a Mum I was a little surprised about how divisive the whole parenting gig could be, but I soon found myself falling into step with the […]
After a long, overwhelming day I sit down on the edge of my bed and cry. Everything I had hoped to give my children seems tenuous in this moment. All […]
The laundry will never be completely done. Deciding what is for dinner is a thankless task. Someone will always need to pee when you are half way home in peak […]
It doesn’t make for a best selling parenting book, and of course no one told you about it before you had kids, but here’s the brutal truth… As a parent, […]
In the last few days we’ve been talking about the power of words and how you use them. Sometimes we use our words wisely, sometimes we don’. We’ve come up […]
There was yelling and screaming and crying, and afterwards, a heaviness that weighed us all down. It reared it’s head again in the morning. Despite me swearing it would be […]
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Hi, I'm Kate.
Once I was a preschool teacher...
kids, an overgrown veggie
garden, a messy
kitchen, and an obsession with printables,
all on ten acres of weeds!
That's life on the Pickle Farm.
Now that I have finally mastered the homemade muesli bar I make a batch every week, sometimes twice a week. My kids never seem to tire of them, but I […]
All week my small boy had been asking me for a ‘face-man’. After a lot of questioning and frustrated repetitions of his ‘face-man’ request I finally figured out out… he […]
It’s funny the things your youngest child seems to skip over in favour of other, more ‘grown up’ things. And then all of a sudden you realise that your three […]
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