Over touched and overwhelmed


Confession time. I’m all touched out. I’m annoyed. Agitated. Over it. At any given time I have at least one child on top of me, hanging off me, jumping on me. There is literally not a moment where I’m untouched. And it’s been five years in the making! Eddie is night waking again and Gus has had two weeks of … Read More

Holiday dreaming….

Crazy, crazy kids

Well, we are back from our week away in Hamilton Island and I know its a cliche to say but I feel like we need another one already! Greedy much? Yes, yes I am. You see, and anyone with kids will stand by me (fingers crossed) holidays with children aren’t exactly relaxing are they? They are so many other things. … Read More

On being grateful

On being grateful

Here’s the thing…I’m grateful. I’m grateful to be a mum. I’m grateful to have three healthy and happy children. I’m grateful every single day of every single week of every single year. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not allowed to complain about things. When I was a journalist and had a rough day, I never felt like I had … Read More

I’m turning my toddler into a monster!


Billy is my third child. My third beautiful, boisterous son. He’s also a total maniac who is completely fearless and has aged me about fifteen years in the last 18 months. He’s a devil in disguise. And I am under no illusions, I have caused it. Here’s why; 1. He’s my baby. The baby of the family. Most likely my … Read More

Lunchbox Ideas-The Savoury addition

collage lunchbox

Well I put the question out and you answered…with gusto! It was a big fat YES to lunchbox ideas for the fast approaching school and kinder year. It was great that you did because it got me to seek inspiration beyond my usual go-to of a vegemite sandwhich and banana. While there’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with that combo, it’s sometimes … Read More

The REAL real housewives…

glamour in the kitchen

As I sit here and type, I’m watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I know, who even knew I could multi task at such astonishing levels? It’s got me thinking though, how real these women really are? They’ve all got cleaners. They’ve all got chefs. They’ve all got someone to blow-dry their hair and plump up their faces. No … Read More

Bah humbug…and all that!


“Mummy why haven’t we put up the Christmas tree yet?” Asks my 5 year old, wide eyed and optimistic. “Because, it’s just too hard this year Gus.” I reply, hoping that will stop the questioning. “But why?” He responds. “Because, darling, Billy will spend every waking minute trying to pull the thing down, and that means mummy will spend every … Read More

Don’t tell me I’m JUST a stay at home mum!


Recently the man making coffees at the local cafe made a big mistake! “So you get to socialise while your husband goes to work?” He asked while frothing the milk for my latte. That is probably the only thing that saved him a smack to the face! “Socialise? Is that what you think us stay at home mums do? Let … Read More

Hello? A tribute to all of the frustrated mummas!

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Um, so instead of cleaning up the breakfast dishes this morning or folding the mountain of washing that is about to take over my bed, I wrote this and recorded it. I hope you get a laugh out of it or at least can relate. And if nothing else, you now know exactly how bad my singing voice really is! … Read More

The BEST TEACHER gifts for Christmas!


I don’t know about you but I reckon teachers are pretty darn special. Maybe it’s the fact my mum was a teacher. My sister is now at uni training to be one too. Add to that, that I was one of the lucky ones, blessed with amazing teachers throughout my education. My boys are in the very early stages of … Read More