Spend a day in my shoes TONY ABBOTT

post natal depression

***The author of this article has chosen to remain anonymous The other day there was news of budget cuts to post natal depression services in Australia. It made me so angry and so sad. Clearly those people making the decision to cut services (that already run on the smell of an oily rag) had NO experience of post natal depression. … Read More

Everyday style…and me

everyday style

So here’s the thing….I’ve been umming and aahing over whether or not to delve into the world of everyday style, for such a long time. I admire so many different women and their wardrobe options, and quite often they inspire me to try new things, or spend more money! But what do I have to offer? Most days, nothing! I … Read More

Testosterone and your four year old boy

Angus age 4

“At the age of four, for reasons nobody quite understands, boys receive a sudden surge of testosterone- doubling their blood levels.” (Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph) Thank god I read this book before my oldest son turned the glorious age of four. It prepared me, somewhat, for what was about to hit us, smack between the eyes. I’ve written before about … Read More

How to pick the best kindergarten for your child

kindergarten report

A little over 12 months ago, we were in a pickle. We had chosen a kindergarten for Angus that was wrong with a capital W! In fact the fit couldn’t have been worse. The warning signs were there; 1. He never settled in. It didn’t matter that he was going three times a week, every single time I started to … Read More

Pumpkin soup with a TWIST!

ginger and garlic pumpkin

This yummy recipe comes from the fab website Decisive Cravings! Garlic and Ginger Pumpkin Soup Serves 4. Half a thumb’s length of peeled ginger Half a pumpkin (peeled and diced) 2-3 tablespoon’s of olive oil 1 potato (diced) 1 onion (finely chopped) 1 teaspoon of fresh Coriander 1 teaspoon of Cumin 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock Salt and … Read More

The witching hour(s)

witching hour

I don’t use the word hate very often…but when it comes to a certain time of every day, it is the only word sufficient to describe my feelings. I’m talking about the witching hours. Originally termed “arsenic hour” obviously by someone who put their kids to bed at 5.30pm, hell time in my house generally starts around 4pm and lasts … Read More

Stuck in the middle…of the terrible twos

Giansiracusa-14

“Now, Eddie, tonight I really want you to stay in your bed all night.” “Eddie?” My delightful 2.5 year old, stops and ponders before responding, “why what are you going to do? Put me in the porta-cot?” “Well, um, actually, yes that’s not such a bad idea” (baffled that he has come up with what is actually a pretty clever … Read More