Our girls are seven and a half and they LOVE money. They are so incredibly motivated by the idea of getting money and spending money. They spend hours pouring over junk mail, discussing what they would spend their money on. They spend hours counting their cash and dreaming up ways to earn more. They argue […]
I can’t help but smile when she says it. “I’m not going to let having a baby change my life…” She says it with such earnest conviction, almost as if she is challenging the universe to prove her wrong. I don’t say anything. I doubt I could convince her now, even if I wanted to. […]
Pickle baby number four, Quatro, is well and truly mobile these days. Commando crawling at a surprising pace he no longer stays where you put him for more than a fleeting moment. Among an uncanny interest in the bathroom his main aim in life seems to be to eat things…. things other than food. A […]
This post is sponsored by Nuffnang When the opportunity to do a sponsored post for Meat and Livestock Australia came up I was initially hesitant. I don’t want my blog to become one big advertorial, so I am picky about what campaigns I accept and which I pass on. But recent events have made this […]
“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” ~Leo J. Burke I used to have that baby. The one those people were talking about. A baby who slept for seven hours when he was 4 weeks old. A baby who slept so well overnight I would wake up desperate to feed […]
Parenting is hard. It’s hardest on the days when everything is going well. On the days when you’ve managed to get everyone up and ready for school on time. On the days when you let the big boy have a good long play in the park on your way home. On the days when you […]
It’s all systems go in the food department for Master Quatro! It’s been an interesting adventure in technicolour vomit, but he’s finally decided that food is good, food is yum, gimme gimme GIMME more foooood!!! You can read more about how we started solids over at Childhood101 today. I’m playing Wordless (almost) Wednesday at My […]
“Love the children extravagantly, with all your heart!” – Pygmy proverb And that’s all I have to say today.