There is something about wasting food that drives me bonkers. It’s such a waste of money, and a waste of time, and… well… think about all the starving people in the world! It just feels so wrong for me, with all my privilege, to throw away food because I was lazy, or stupid, or thoughtless. […]
The Gift of Caring
My twins have a friend, a best friend, and I am so thankful for that friend. Not just because of all the wonderful things she gives to my girls (her understanding, her loyalty, her laughter), but because of all the wonderful things my girls get to give to her. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]
Why Am I Still So Tired?
I remember the first few months after I became a Mum… Our twins were born 11 weeks early and for the first 10 weeks of their lives I expressed every 3 hours and drove in and out of the hospital twice a day. I thought that was exhausting, but then they came home from hospital, […]
A New Kind of Normal
“It’s just new. Lots of things are difficult when they are new.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that in the past nine weeks. Change can be hard. Especially when you are expected to cope with a whole raft of new stuff all at once. Especially when you have to just jump […]
I Might Not be Such a Bad Parent After All.
I hear a noise. I hear a noise when all should be quiet so I got to investigate. I creep down the hallway expecting to catch someone in the act. Someone who should be quiet. Someone who should be asleep. I see a light and my eyes roll and my forehead wrinkles and I think […]
What is Really Important?
I have a list of ‘important things’ that I need to do. Things that I need to do, that I really should do. But what is really important? I feel reckless, and even guilty, when I ignore the list, but sometimes the pull towards other things that needs to take priority. Sometimes I need to […]
“What am I?” A Quick & Easy Family Game – free printable.
This post is sponsored by the Bupa. Sometimes I see those families who go camping on weekends, or do bush walks once a month, or who plan elaborate family movie nights with themed food and activities, and I wish that was us, but it’s not us. We have four kids ranging in age from six […]
Six Reasons Family Time is Totally Worth the Effort.
This post is sponsored by the Bupa Team Family movement. I just can’t juggle everything any more. The kids keep fighting, the house is a disaster zone, nothing ever gets done, and I can’t find time to clean the toilet let alone time for ‘family connection’. It feels impossible. It is impossible. But in the […]
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