They turned right and we turned left. I didn’t look back as we hustled over the bridge and across the road towards kinder, there wasn’t time. I installed the big boy happily at the puzzle table and headed back through the park to the supermarket. I heard the school bell ring as we crossed the […]
Parenting and Family.
Being a parent is wonderful, but sometimes it’s also just plain hard!
These parenting tips and ideas can help you find ways to make life with kids a little easier, and the real life stories from parents just like you might make you feel a little less alone.
Some days, ok most days, I get to the part where I am about to put dinner on the table and in that millisecond, when everyone is still and quiet as they wait for food, I suddenly see what lays ahead of me and I want to bail. I want to jump ship right then […]
Will I ever have any space? Will I have to fight this child to sleep every night? Will he ever go to sleep? I roll over and turn my back on the tossing, turning, screeching, toddler. My eyes fall on my big boy. In his almost too small bed. Asleep. I remember when it was […]
There are so many things that I love about school holidays but after six weeks with all six of us crammed into our little house things are a getting little fractious. We’ve all enjoyed being a little (or a lot) lazy but lately it feels as thought we’ve let things slide almost to the point […]
I don’t watch much TV and I usually have no clue about any media controversy unless I happen to see some tweets about it. Even then, I usually ignore those tweets and normally I would never tweet or blog about them. Mostly I’m just not interested in what some sensationalising TV show or journalist says […]
When the crazies are out in force… When there has been too many commitments and to many things to get done… When the kids are cranky and you are tired and stressed… When things seem far from ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’… Then, then you need to stop and take a breath. There […]
When you have kids, some days are just plain hard, but the unconditional love that you have for your kids will get you all through… no matter what. This is the story of a really hard day, and really big love. As quiet finally descends over our house after a long and difficult day, I […]
Our girls are about to turn eight, and after 8 years of parenting twins I’ve been asked many an odd question about twins and have learnt a lot about these strange creatures. Here are some answers to some of the common questions we are asked… No, twins do not run in our family. Identical twins […]