Toddler beds…it’s time to bite the bullet!

So we are fast approaching the time for Gus to move into a big boy bed and I have to admit I am a little nervous. He’s a mover in his sleep, tossing, turning, and practically somersaulting around the cot, so I can only imagine what sort of disaster awaits us in the form of a bed!   But, it’s … Read More

We survived a parent’s biggest test…tanty on a plane


So we are back, and the holiday was amazing, but we touched down in Melbourne as three very different people. Things changed forever on the way home, we became the parents of a toddler who screamed for most of the flight back. Yes, we were those parents.  The nightmare began at the airport, where we were quickly ushered through security as Angus … Read More

I’m loving discovering my funny little man

    my funny little guy 18 months is a very interesting time. In fact I’d go as far to say everything up until this point has been a breeze. OK that might be going too far, but it certainly was easier. It’s like overnight my baby woke up as a teenage boy. Honestly. I suddenly have this little, opinionated … Read More

Why a good whinge is a healthy thing

      Motherhood is not all cuddles and cups of tea There’s been a lot of talk about mums whinging too much lately…and frankly, I’m sick of it. Sorry to be so blunt, but I just can’t understand why women are constantly pitted against each other, and why we keep buying into it. Isn’t venting what women do best?? … Read More

My son thinks he’s a monkey

The other day as I washed down his breakfast bowl in the kitchen I looked over to see him jump from the couch to the highchair and swing Cliffhanger style off the side of it. It was as if it was in slow motion, but yet I couldn’t get there in time. He lost his grip and slipped off, hitting … Read More

It’s all guess work

It’s all guess work….   I know this might sound cocky…but I thought I might have this whole parenting thing figured out by now, or at least have a better idea of what I’m doing. But alas, I don’t.  I realised this the other day as we entered month two of “does Angus need two day sleeps or one, and … Read More

Secret single behaviour…

secret single behaviour

My husband left for a few days in Sydney for work today and my second thought (after gee I’ll miss you) was ‘awesome, I can ped-egg my feet without judgement!’ I know, my life is sad, but the reality is, since being in a relationship and becoming a mum, me time has become almost extinct, and I’m talking about daggy-self … Read More

My son loves food…just not mine

    I feel the need to put a disclaimer here. I’m not a very good cook. In fact, average, mediocre, so-so, would best describe my skills in the kitchen. I try, believe me I try, but I never quite get it right. It might be the fact I never have all of the ingredients needed for a recipe so … Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….it just doesn’t feel like it!


I’m going to admit, right off the bat, I’m feeling a tad left out. It’s pathetic and embarrassing, but it’s the truth. This is the second Christmas that I’ve sat on the sidelines watching the festivities unfold before me. Last year I was heavily pregnant for my work Christmas party, so didn’t attend. On Christmas day, Angus was 2 weeks … Read More