Help I’ve got a biter!

Anyone have any tips on stopping a biter?? My little girl has taken up the habit in the last month, and her poor brother is covered in teeth marks. We’re constantly doing time outs and explaining it hurts etc but as soon as she’s not getting her way, the fangs come out!

One heavenly holiday

hamilton island

I’m not going to lie, I was anticipating our most recent holiday to just be more of the same thing. You know how it goes, parenting in a different location? Well I couldn’t have been more wrong, and that was proven from the get-go. Despite a half hour delay to board, then another half hour spent on the tarmac, the … Read More

Healthy Anzac biscuits

Anzac

  I’m always on the lookout for a new Anzac biscuit recipe and this one doesn’t disappoint! Plus it’s healthy….really! INGREDIENTS 1 1/2  cups  (175 g / 6 oz) organic rolled oats1/2  cup (40 g / 1  1/2 oz) organic desiccated or flaked coconut1/2 cup (60 g / 2  1/4 oz) flaked or chopped almonds or peanuts2  1/2 tablespoons macadamia … Read More

The Pregnancy Entourage

pregnancy workout

I was chatting with a friend the other day and she mentioned that a good friend of hers had what can only be described as a “pregnancy entourage”.  On her list of staff, was a yoga instructor, a physio, chiro and naturopath. Along with her midwife, doctor and doula. I’m not kidding. And I’m not judging either. Hey if that’s … Read More

Sometimes the right decisions are the hardest to make

gus kinder

Two weeks ago today, my husband and I came to a decision, and it wasn’t an easy one to make. We pulled Gus out of his kinder. We’d thought about it a lot. We’d given it a red hot go. We’d given it more chances than we probably should have. But in the end, we decided to cut ties at … Read More

What I’ve learned about raising girls

katie girls

Much like Erin, in my nearly 3 years as a mum to two precocious little girls, I feel like I’ve learned SO much, mostly though about myself….because having girls, means carting emotional mirror reflections of YOURSELF around 24/7, serving as a giant reminder of all of your quirks, traits & flaws.   –          Girls are mini “mum sponges” capable of … Read More

Fun Easter ideas

easter cookies

I’m always looking for new ways to entertain the kids….and what better theme than a festive holiday. Today we look at Easter craft/cooking ideas….and here are my faves 1. Easter biscuits. These cute cookies are all about decorating and require no baking! Perfect!  2. Bunny frame. What toddler doesn’t want to pretend they’re a bunny rabbit? Or the Easter bunny … Read More

My 25 week bod

25 weeks

We have no full length mirrors in our house and I like it that way. It’s not that I live in denial so much, ok maybe a little, it’s that I am usually happy enough looking down at myself rather than at myself if that makes any sense? Anyway, the other day I caught a glimpse of my naked body … Read More

Go the F to sleep….please!

sleeping

See this face? Looks like an angel doesn’t she!? But do you know what we’ve gone through in order to get her to reach this blissful state? DO YOU!? Our nightly sleep routine is officially making me crazy. Night after night, it’s like someone sounds a magic trumpet and the two tired, irritable souls who roam the hallways in full … Read More

Beautiful moments in busy days

beach

Sometimes I worry I complain a lot about the strains of parenting two boys. I’m not denying it’s bloody hard, but amongst these trying times comes moments of absolute bliss. It could be Eddie lifting my top up and saying “fairies?” while pointing at my growing belly. It could be Gus saying “I love you mum” completely out of no … Read More