Little portrait

little portrait

I’m a big fan of capturing moments and have a zillion photos of my boys, but recently a friend referred me onto a really cool idea. Cecile at la belette rose does the most amazing portraits of the little people in your life. You send off a photo and it comes back as a one of a kind piece of … Read More

17 months and no sleep!

eddie grumpy

When you’re in the newborn haze you somehow just accept that sleep deprivation is a given. You have a little baby who needs to be fed around the clock, and that’s your job. But as time ticks on your tolerance of night waking wanes. Well mine does anyway.  My youngest, Eddie, is 17 months old next week, and he is … Read More

A birth story

bec mumma tells

I had given up the guessing game. Settled on the idea that you were not yet ready. Determined that I would wait for you. Prepared to follow your lead, whenever and wherever that may be. I was not uncomfortable. Both you and your temporary home had measured small to date. Yoga and prenatal aqua conditioned my body to persevere. Despite … Read More

When do toddlers drop their day sleep?

Help… When do toddlers drop that final sleep? My 21 month old boy seems to be dropping it at the moment and I am going nuts! He is exhausted and I have tried everything to help him go to sleep from, milk, rocking, shhhhhing, patting, hair stroking and he wont give in. He has never had an issue going to … Read More

2 minute orange cake

orange cake

I’ve fallen in love with baking since becoming a mum….especially since the boys really enjoy getting involved. This cake is super easy and you can knock out the prep in 2 minutes…seriously! INGREDIENTS 1 whole orange, quartered 70 grams caster sugar 2 tablespoons of sour cream 220 grams self raising flour 3 eggs 180 grams butter METHOD Preheat oven to … Read More

Toilet training…what worked!

toilet training

We decided to toilet train Gus a month before his third birthday. There were a few signs suggesting he was ready. The refusal to wear a nappy was the strongest! I dashed to the shops one afternoon and bought a 4 pack of undies and a potty thinking that would do it. I had no idea! Fast forward a week … Read More

The gift of sleep

sleeping eddie

You’ve heard it a thousand times, “boy I wish kids came with a manual”, “must have forgotten to bring home the troubleshooting guide for this little fella”…ha ha ha wouldn’t it be nice?! Well children may not come with their own instructions, not even a PDF googled set of “how to’s”, but they do have a remote “auto restore reset … Read More

18 weeks and counting

18 weeks

As I write this I am officially 18 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Time is flying faster than I could imagine, faster than the last time I was pregnant. But still remains a nagging feeling of fear. You’d think I would be an old pro at being pregnant now. After all this will be my third baby. But the worry … Read More

Body safety

My son has just started 3 year old kindergarten. Has anyone had experience with talking to preschoolers about their bodies and body safety ie:what is okay/not. Thanks!

The Mummy Mafia

school hats

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ― C.S. Lewis  Last week, I read an interesting article written by Em Rusciano via Mamamia titled, ‘Why I’m Not Friends With Other Mothers’ and it really struck a chord with me.  In actual fact, it made me … Read More