My kids are sick, mainly the older one, but both of them. Their symptoms have ranged from a persistent cough lasting about 3 weeks, to stomach ache, to raging fevers of almost 40 degrees the past two nights in a row, runny noses (that's being polite), weeping eyes, you name it, they have it! Before… Continue reading How To Survive Your Sick Kids
One of my favourite features of Facebook is the 'On This Day' one, when Facebook reminds you what you were doing that day in years gone by. I love it because quite often the memory of the moment that status went up, or that picture was taken almost transport me back in time emotionally and… Continue reading On This Day
This past week has been quite demanding and emotionally charged. My husband left on Saturday and we won't get to see him for about five weeks. The girls have been really good, but my eldest daughter's teacher did mention to me that she's been a bit teary this week. It's been a tough week for… Continue reading My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 5
Parenting Win vs Parenting Fail - Parents sharing their stories to normalise the ups and downs of the job.
A few weeks ago I was having a rough afternoon with the girls. "Rough" as in they were bored out of their minds and driving me crazy. All I wanted was for them to find a task to do that would keep them busy long enough for me to pour a glass of wine, and maybe… Continue reading 7 Genius Ideas To Keep Kids Busy AND Get Stuff Done!
I'm going to keep it short and sweet and really just give you my top 5 reasons why I will be drinking wine today: My husband is going away for work - for 5 weeks! *tears, pride, & fear of solo-parenting for that long!* It's very cold, I hate the cold. Tomorrow will be colder.… Continue reading Reasons to Drink Wine Today
Hello to all my lovely regular readers, and those who are stumbling upon my blog for the first time. I'm excited to announce that I have decided to start a new weekly feature where each week I will share your stories showing the contrast between the highs and lows of parenting. I'm looking for milestones, achievements,… Continue reading New Feature: #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail
If you read my post from last week about the bird that flew into my house and then proceeded to shit purple shit all over the place, you will understand my problem. If not, here is a brief recap: there are 2 bushes off my verandah that have hear dark purple berries on them. The… Continue reading They Were Bored … Honest!
Triskaphobia is the fear of the number 3. Whilst I recognize that this is a real phobia and I in no way mean to make light of any Mental Health issues, I wouldn't exactly say that I have a phobia of the number 3, it's more like a healthy respect for it and the impending… Continue reading Triskaphobia
We make many excuses in our daily lives. Excuses for why we are late. Excuses for why the kids' hair is a mess. Excuses for why the dinner is dry. The best excuse I have heard today though is that today is ... *drum roll please* ... dun dun dun daaa ... National Wine Day!… Continue reading Another Excuse