“Watch your tone… watch YOUR tone!” Those words are echoing around my head a lot these days and the ‘your’ I’m referring to is not my kids…. it is me. Our house echoes with the whinging and narking of six people. It seems we are in the middle of an epidemic of whining and saying […]
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.
This is a guest post from the totally gorgeous Zoey from Good Googs! My child is a perfectionist. It’s not a phase. It’s not something that she’ll grow out of in a couple of months. It’s a core part of her personality. It makes her prone to outbursts if things happen in an unexpected way, […]
Way back when I had not been teaching long… When I was young, childless and somewhat ignorant… I came to the conclusion that children are a product of their parents. I didn’t just mean that in a purely biological sense either. I meant it in a ‘woah mamma we’ve created a monster’ kind of way. […]
It’s been a crazy busy week here at the Pickle Farm, and it ends with me spending an entire day, child free. I’m going to the problogger event tomorrow, and for the first time I am not taking any children with me. My logical brain says that I deserve this day to myself. My emotional […]
Your kid isn’t healthy if they only eat two carrot sticks and a vegemite sandwich a day. If your kid doesn’t eat enough meat/fish/veggies/tofu you’ll stunt their brain development and they’ll be stupid. Make sure you give your kids lots and lots of dairy, ‘for their bones’. But don’t give them full fat dairy, there […]
My fingernails are never clean. My boobs are too big. I am boringly practical and I worry too much. I tuck the flap of my belly into my jeans and try to ignore it. I have no waist, no bum and shoulders broader than most men. Sometimes I can only see my flaws. I only […]
We have several small ‘play spaces’ tucked into nooks and crannies of our little old house. There is a little table tucked in near our big dining table, an easel that often lives at one end of our tiny kitchen, and a corner of our living room that is dedicated to toys. We don’t have […]
He is howling, it’s what he does when something goes wrong. Howling like his arms are broken. It’s such a common sound these days that I don’t rush in to find out if there are broken bones involved. I am pretty sure there isn’t. “Are you ok?” I hear her ask him. “No!” is his […]