I’m a sleep failure

Eddie catching up on sleep

Hi, I’m Erin, and I’m a sleep failure. I am. Don’t try and convince me otherwise. You see I have a child, sometimes two children, who frequently wake during the night. They aren’t babies, so I can’t use that excuse. They are four years old and nearly six years old. For realz. You see, I am a failure. It wasn’t … Read More

To Eddie on your 4th birthday


To my dearest Eddie This letter is a little late. Two weeks in fact but I’m sure you’ll understand. You’re that kind of kid. In fact despite being my most challenging child in many ways, you are my most easy going. You’re kind of an enigma. Your daddy and I often talk about the contradictions of your personality. You can … Read More

I’m in denial…apparently

28 weeks pregnant

So in exactly 11 weeks and 4 days, my fourth baby is due and if it is anything like its brothers, it will be on time. Since its conception I have been doing everything in my power to pretend that life isn’t about to change dramatically…again. Well that’s according to every one in my life. We’ve moved house, we’ve moved … Read More

How do you know it’s the right decision?


In 19 more minutes it will no longer be my birthday. I’m wide awake, pondering my life, and thinking about how every decision I’ve ever made has led me to this point. If I had made different decisions, would the outcome have been the same? I guess I’ll never know. What I do know is that in one week, we … Read More

Are you coping?

me stressed

Cos I’m not. But then I am. But then I’m not. I realised this today, that my level of coping, fluctuates a lot. Right now I’m coming off the back of the entire family (including myself) being sick with head colds. My 3 year old was the last to be hit by the bug and has spent the last three … Read More

What about me?

Sick me

Recently I’ve been living in a house of sickness. Nothing life threatening, just your every day, run of the mill, head cold/cough/snot-fest. It did the rounds, with each child suffering through with the usual demanding-ness of a sick child. You know, lazing around on the couch and yelling for stuff 24/7. Then my husband got sick and I was all … Read More

20 weeks aka half way!

me at 20 weeks

Yippppppeeeee! I’m officially half way through my fourth pregnancy. 20 whole weeks. Can you believe it? My all day nausea has finally relented and I’m having bursts of energy on some, but not all days. The second trimester of this pregnancy is similar to that of my last two pregnancies and I put it down to one thing. Exhaustion. You … Read More

Why my idea of PLAY might be different to yours


As my children get older, I’m realising one thing. As parents, our views of what is “play” can be very, very different. We all start out with a blank canvas but maybe our own experiences as children, effect the way we chose to raise our own. From the get-go I decided I would be less of a helicopter parent and … Read More

When you have a bolter on your hands

crazy billy

I’m currently sporting a lovely case of chafe in my groin area…and I fully blame my two year old. Too much information? Or just the information you need when dealing with a two-nado. Because that’s what my darling Billy is. One whirlwind of a barrel of energy that uses every single opportunity in his life to run away from me. … Read More