Some of us celebrate it, others of us don't. Either way, it's pretty much impossible for any of us to completely ignore Valentines Day. For some, February 14th can raise yucky feelings of loneliness, inadequacy, jealousy or grief; worse still, a combination of all of the above. Not everyone is in the right mood to… Continue reading Valentines Day for the non-doers.
Sometimes I fantasise about having a career change. Sure, I love teaching and mothering, but occasionally I dream of becoming....... an Uber driver.Why on EARTH?!?!Well, I've been reading a lot about side-hustles lately. I feel my current skill set is perfectly aligned with the job. After all, I practically drive an underage Uber now, only I… Continue reading Quit your day job: become an Uber driver.
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.
Dear late-model European-SUV driving P-plater. You don't know me. You're possibly studying, or shopping on ASOS, or browsing your matches on Tinder right now, or doing whatever else 19-year-old girls do. You're probably blissfully unaware (read: ignorant) of how your selfish actions could affect someone else, or worse, their child. Let me re-cap for you. I drove into the local… Continue reading When ignorance becomes dangerous: A mum’s open letter to a selfish young driver.
I was on the youngish side when I became a mum for the first time, so not many of my friends had kids yet. But reflecting back on 24-year-old-me, I realise I still had adequate time to commit horrendous offences of the crap gift-giving kind. So, I've decided to write this post as my penance as I beg those friends who… Continue reading Baby Gifts: a Preschool Mummy’s guide