"I think you've got a little something under your eye... is it mascara?" My mum, Treasure, said to me as we sipped the cappuccinos she'd brought over last Saturday afternoon. "Oh, no, Mum", I said, delicately patting the skin under my eye. "Rosie got me". You see, breastfeeding (or cuddling, or holding) Rosie is like wrestling… Continue reading Oh no you didn’t, girl! What Rosie did next.
This Saturday, come to The Corner at The State Library for Bridges and Bears. The program is a collaborative effort sponsored by Australian Engineering Week (Engineers Australia), Women in Engineering and Save our Sanity. You can read more about these organisations by clicking through their links. On Saturday, author Andrew King will be… Continue reading Bridges and Bears at the State Library of Queensland.
This post is sponsored by Valspar! One of my favourite hobbies is collecting secondhand furniture. Many are Gumtree or Ebay finds, some are from antique shops (The Wooloongabbba Antique Centre namely), some from op-shops and others, to my husband's sheer dismay, have literally been picked up off the side of the road. I bought this… Continue reading How I refreshed my dining setting with Valspar Paints – in the time it took my kids to nap this weekend!
The dilemma: Eldest son has an Easter basket that he made at kindy (quite elaborate – paint, stickers, crepe paper, handle – the works). Other son has zip. Easter egg hunt at kindergarten begins in two hours. Hiding my panic under a wafer thin veil excitement, I rummage through the craft supplies in an effort to avoid cracking out the store-bought Easter baskets that The Bunny has put in short term storage in our walk-in-robe. Gosh being a mum is fun. Lucky I’m that spontaneous, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-kinda-girl (insert snicker here).
Anyway here’s what we have:
Little man is suitably impressed. Phew. Now we’re off to the Easter Egg hunt! Three sleeps until Easter everybody.
Big W for (quite) a few Little Bargains!.
At least don't have ones like mine. As I've said before, my husband and I have created three amazing teacup humans, but they don't sleep much. At 11 o'clock pm someone activated the Monster Alarm, and two little boys and an Elf on the Shelf (who is overstaying, separate explanatory post coming), came filing out… Continue reading If you value your sleep, don’t have kids.
Having a little go of the new SPEAK app, it's free from the Queensland Government and focuses on oral language development and skills for kids in early childhood. Aimed at parents, it's broken up into age-appropriate sections for easy navigation and has lots of helpful hints for speaking and listening activities to incorporate into your… Continue reading Speak App!
Dr Emilie must have been able to read the disappointment on my face. She says she was very sorry but it seemed nothing more could be done. She was so empathetic. I asked her "What about online bookings?", so she came with me to the computer and we searched. It appeared there was a flight… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part three: la réunion de famille
I've often pondered this: When, exactly, does normal shopping turn into Insane Angry Every Woman for Herself Christmas Shopping? Well it would seem that this weekend, the world has crossed that threshold. Yesterday Rosie and I took to the shops on a rare big-boys-at-daycare-no-work-for-mummy day. We breezed in and nabbed a parking spot in a… Continue reading The fine line I’m sad I’ve crossed.