Life

“I’m booooorrrrred.” My 5 year old exclaims as he looks over his shoulder at me. He’s sitting on the dining room chair with his back towards me. I ...

The other day after wiping butts several times, I found myself scrubbing the cat’s litter box. Suddenly, it dawned on me…my life is literally sh*t, and several other ...

I used to daydream about my perfect life, successful career, 2.5 kids, white picket fence…the whole nine yards. Then, I actually HAD kids! It is nearly impossible to ...

Kids go to class every day, either by bus, cars or by walk. They confront no hardships with regards to reaching school. Despite the fact that a few ...

With six weeks of the school holidays ahead of me I’ve noticed that mums are falling into two distinct camps. There is the mum who just can’t wait. ...

Bloody play dates. Yes, yes… I understand the benefits. They learn to interact, cooperate and collaborate. They grow socially, intellectually and physically… blah, blah, blah de blah. These ...

Someone once asked me if I had ever considered homeschooling.  I clarified “What?! Have the boys at home with me?  All the time?  I teach them stuff?  I ...

I was 6 months pregnant, gently stroking my bump as I sat crossed-legged on my yoga mat.  I had rushed around at work, pushed myself on to a ...

A beautiful tapestry of relaxation, food and sleep. Everything in moderation with moments of blissful indulgence.  A drunken night with your mates followed by an afternoon with your ...

My husband and I adopted 4 boys throughout our 10 ½ years as foster parents. As with most situations with which people are unfamiliar, they often say things ...

Our local soft play is called The Joy Jungle.  They are absolutely right, it is a terrifying Jungle, full of biting creatures swinging between the foam rollers, but ...

Once you have children, you’ll be surprised to find that many people you know and interact with are secretly child development experts. Who woulda thunk it? Advice and ...

We are on holiday. The beach is perfect; white sand, crystal clear water and warm balmy sunshine. Between Boy 1 deciding he can’t bear the feel of sand ...

We are going on a road trip. The children are excited. They get to see some of their favorite friends and eat too many sweets. The grown-ups are ...

Having spent 15 years in the jungle that is corporate business, I’ve had more than my fair share of both receiving and giving criticism.  Some of which was ...

Throw downs and Calm downs In the midst of a tender moment between parent and child, a mind-blowing, ear-piercing, body-draining temper tantrum can explode.  It can happen at ...