The things I wish I knew about being pregnant

erin pregnant

I distinctly remember thinking “why didn’t anybody tell me…(insert any array of hideous things)” when I fell pregnant with my first son. I felt ripped off, like the whole world had been sugar coating pregnancy, making it out to be all glowing skin, neat little bellies and no other weight gain. Well, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. … Read More

Sticky date pudding

sticky date

Ok, so I know that this is technically not a Friday Night Dinner, but it could be! If you are anything like me and love the sweeter things in life, then this is for you. I made it last night (for Valentines Day) and it was a hit, so I had to share it! INGREDIENTS  250 grams of pitted dates … Read More

Budging the baby bulge

scales

Perception was reality as an enthusiastic and naïve 19 year old. I used to feel sorry for women like Jo Bailey (married to former AFL footballer Stephen Silvagni) and Lisa Lloyd (married to former Essendon Captain Matthew). I looked at what these ladies are commonly referred to these days, ‘WAGS’ with pity thinking ‘Geez, I would hate to be in … Read More

Top 5 parenting apps

what to expect

I spend a lot of time on my phone…especially in the early hours of the morning while I’m up breastfeeding my youngest, Eddie, so I thought I’d share the best parenting apps that I rely on to make my life a little easier…   1) The what to expect when you’re expecting pregnancy app is a must-have. It tracks your … Read More

Privacy is a luxury when you’re a parent

me shower

I can’t remember the last time I had a shower without the prying eyes of a toddler on me. The same goes for going to the toilet. I’m sorry if that grosses you out, but it’s a fact. Parenting and privacy don’t exactly go hand in hand.  I never really understood why, until I became a mother. I used to … Read More

Buckwheat pancakes

pancakes

180g of buckwheat flour 3 eggs separated 170ml of milk of your choice a pinch of salt 1 tsp of baking soda Separate eggs, placing yolks into a larger bowl. Add flour, milk and baking soda to the yolks and stir until well combined, forming a smooth batter. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk until … Read More

Murphy’s Law

owen rice

Murphy’s law is the prevailing legislation at my house. Since having babies, the execution of simple everyday chores  has become a struggle. I don’t know if it’s because I’m sleep deprived or just clumsy but it seems if something can go wrong it will. Now I’m not talking the big stuff! No it’s the little everyday fluffs that make life … Read More

Magic Meatballs

This recipe originally came from Nigella Lawson but has since been tweaked with extra vegies added. It’s great because you don’t have to pan fry the meatballs … just roll them and plop them straight into the sauce to cook. Kids love these. I always make double the quantity and freeze half. INGREDIENTS FOR THE MEATBALLS: 250g minced pork 250g … Read More

I may act like a clown…but I suck at juggling

I’m someone who thrives on a challenge, in fact it is what motivates me. Tell me I can’t do something and I will do everything in my power to prove you wrong. Unfortunately my determination to prove you wrong often comes at a cost, with one of the balls I’m juggling, inevitably dropping. I’m lucky if it’s just one ball … Read More

I need help sleeping through!

ask a mum

I need help sleeping through! We have introduced dream feeding to our nearly 9 month old little boy to get him to sleep through the night (tried them in the past and it did not end well for mum or bub), so he is now sleeping through till 6am (would love that to be 7 but oh well) the problem … Read More