“That is so disgusting! I can’t believe you are eating that!” She rolled her eyes and screwed up her face at her brother as he tucked in to the smoked mussels. I gently reminded her of our rule… “You don’t have to eat it, but you are not allowed to be rude about it.” “Sorry” […]
EReaders: Love em or Hate em?
I have a love hate relationship with my kindle. I love my kindle because… I love that I can read in the dark. I love that it tells me how many more hours I have left in a book. I love that is light and I can take it anywhere. I love I can buy […]
My poor girl was bitten by something over the weekend and by Monday morning the bite was swollen, red, hot and sore – obviously infected. We’ve speculated all week about what might have bitten Izzy. Was it just a mozzie bite that she scratched and let some nasty bugs in? Or maybe a white tail […]
What Are You Scared Of?
All summer long I have been on the look out for snakes. With all the spring rain, and frogs, and mice, I was sure it would be a bad snake season, but I have not seen a single one… until today. On a cool, foggy morning in Autumn I see a big, fat, brown snake […]
Just Keep Swimming…
Just keep swimming… just keep swimming… do not drown… no time for dog paddle… just keep swimming. How do you cope when things start to get on top of you?
It’s normal to have nightmares about mini figures right before you host a Lego party for twelve 5-7 year old boys… right? Make me feel better – Share your best kids birthday party tips, or your worst party nightmares!
I swore I would never clean my kids’ faces with my own spit. Never, ever, ever. And yet, just the other day, right before an important meeting where I wanted to make a good impression, I realised my toddler’s face was filthy. Of course were were in a carpark, and of course the pack of […]
I often feel like I just need a little more… Just a skerrick more space… Just a smidgen more sunshine… Just a fraction more peace and quiet… Just a little more time… What would like more of?