Feeling torn

the gian boys

Most days I feel like I keep my head above water. Most days I feel like my three beautiful boys get an equal share of my attention. Most days I feel like I’m winning at being a parent of three. But some days are jolting. Some days I feel like I let the lot of them down and fall so … Read More

Gum boots for Mums!

target boots

Rainy days call for stylish and practical gum boots, wellies, rain boots…you get my drift? And why shouldn’t we get to splash in muddy puddles and pretend we’re Peppa Pig too?! Here are my top 3! 1) Target Rain Boots $30 2) Hunter Wellies (from ASOS) $187 3) Dotty Blacks (Wellies Online) $59.95     Do you wear gumboots? x

Night weaning…and how it went down

night wean

After 3 months of pregnancy insomnia, and 9 months of night feedings, I was a broken woman….and that’s putting it lightly. Truth be told, I was beyond breaking point. That happy hormone that your body produces to get you through the first few months of sleep deprivation had well and truly worn off. The “well this is what goes with … Read More

Easy dinner- San Choy Bow

san choy bow

Ok, I’ve found the world’s easiest dinner…hands down! And the bonus is, it’s delish! INGREDIENTS 1 red chilli, roughly chopped (leave out if the kids don’t like heat) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 stalk of lemongrass minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce 80 grams vermicelli noodles 400 grams chicken mince ice burg or … Read More

The beauty of being third

baby billy

Meet my beautiful Billy. He’s my third child. My third boy. And by far my easiest one…so far! Gus and Eddie call him baby Billy, and that will probably stick for the rest of his life, which I’m sure he will come to loathe, like all childhood nicknames given to us by siblings. When I fell pregnant with Billy, my … Read More

Fully Sick

sarah patterson

What is wrong with this picture? It’s Monday. A school day. Yet there is a small school-aged person in my lounge room, camped out on the couch, blissfully sucking back the icy dregs of a lemon-lime Calippo as he watches soccer replays on the telly. That’s right, my glassy-eyed, snotty-nosed son is home sick from school. And clearly loving every … Read More