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.
It's a great time of the year to be a kid in our household. We're right in the thick of Birthday Season (when our four children all celebrate their birthdays within a two-month period), and right smack-bang in the middle of that, it's Halloween. So when I say great, I mean expensive and busy. But… Continue reading Halloween-themed activities for young kids.
Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window. Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip White card Lead pencil Bucket of… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Hand Print Art
Right now I'm in that squishy, un-toned phase I always get into about eight months after I have a baby. Due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum and other pregnancy complications, I'm always skinny in pregnancy. Then after that I'm breastfeeding and using all of my energy intake to produce milk and parent my other children. But every… Continue reading Kangatraining
It's 2.13 am. The house is silent. Silent that is, except for the angry wails and shouts exploding from my nine month old daughter's nursery. Baby girl is pissed. In fact I'm almost certain when I looked at the monitor screen I saw her give the camera The Ups (does anyone ever call it that… Continue reading In space no one can hear you scream. But four other people live in our house, so stop screaming.
Toddlers, are you tired of throwing those mundane, cliche tantrums day in, day out? You know the ones: The “I want a Chupa Chup at the Woollies checkout”, the “I don’t want to go nigh night”, and the “My legs are tired so I’m going to lay down in the middle of a zebra… Continue reading The Tantrum Playbook – Guest Post by My Toddler.
Every time I have a baby (I love how I can say it like that - like a Crazy Baby Lady), I'm pleasantly surprised by the new products that have become available since I had my last one. And you know what this means for me, right? More shopping! One product which has undergone a revamp… Continue reading They don’t call it a Wondersuit for nothing!
Toddlers, are you tired of throwing those mundane, cliche tantrums day in, day out? You know the ones: The "I want a Chupa Chup at the Woollies checkout", the "I don't want to go nigh night", and the "My legs are tired so I'm going to lay down in the middle of a zebra crossing… Continue reading The Tantrum Playbook – by guest blogger, Buggy.
Me: Remember when we were normal people? People who didn't give much thought to poo, and people who certainly didn't talk about poo? Him: Yeah, that was pre-2009. Then we became parents. Being a stay at home mummy gives me so much joy. But some days (washing day, usually), it can feel quite monotonous and repetitive.… Continue reading I think too much about poo, do you?