The longest month of all

37 weeks pregnant

You know that saying that each month has roughly 30 days…except the last month of pregnancy which has approximately 4,567? Yep…I’m living it. I’m officially down to my final few weeks (3 to be exact) and to say I’m limping over the finish line would be an understatement. My body is achy, my mind is in overdrive and my mood, … Read More

To Angus on your 6th birthday

Happy birthday Gus

To my dearest Gussy, I’m going to start this year’s letter straight off the bat by telling you I’m so incredibly proud of you. Six years old. Six whole years we have been lucky enough to have you in our lives. It’s a big milestone. Why, you might be wondering? It’s not 18 or 21. But six. How could it … Read More

Why having three kids, is harder than one!

Brothers

My dear husband said something to me the other day, that got me all fired up. We were discussing the imminent arrival of our fourth child, when he mentioned that someone had asked whether it was harder to have more than one child. His réponse? “Having three kids, is no different to having one.” That’s when I lost it. Let … Read More

The marathon of pregnancy

Tired pregnant lady!

I could never have been a marathon runner. I would have given up long before the finish line. In fact I have this memory of a sports carnival and being asked to fill in for someone in the long distance event. I agreed because I’m a yes person and instantly regretted it. About 400 metres in, I faked a rolled … Read More

30 weeks down…

30 weeks pregnant

So here I am. 30 weeks pregnant. Where on earth did the year go? I remember finding out I was pregnant and sharing the news with you all at 13 weeks, and now suddenly here we are, well and truly into the final trimester and dare I say it, onto the home stretch! I had thought this pregnancy would by … Read More

I’m a sleep failure

Eddie catching up on sleep

Hi, I’m Erin, and I’m a sleep failure. I am. Don’t try and convince me otherwise. You see I have a child, sometimes two children, who frequently wake during the night. They aren’t babies, so I can’t use that excuse. They are four years old and nearly six years old. For realz. You see, I am a failure. It wasn’t … Read More

To Eddie on your 4th birthday

Eddie

To my dearest Eddie This letter is a little late. Two weeks in fact but I’m sure you’ll understand. You’re that kind of kid. In fact despite being my most challenging child in many ways, you are my most easy going. You’re kind of an enigma. Your daddy and I often talk about the contradictions of your personality. You can … Read More

How do you know it’s the right decision?

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In 19 more minutes it will no longer be my birthday. I’m wide awake, pondering my life, and thinking about how every decision I’ve ever made has led me to this point. If I had made different decisions, would the outcome have been the same? I guess I’ll never know. What I do know is that in one week, we … Read More

Are you coping?

me stressed

Cos I’m not. But then I am. But then I’m not. I realised this today, that my level of coping, fluctuates a lot. Right now I’m coming off the back of the entire family (including myself) being sick with head colds. My 3 year old was the last to be hit by the bug and has spent the last three … Read More

What about me?

Sick me

Recently I’ve been living in a house of sickness. Nothing life threatening, just your every day, run of the mill, head cold/cough/snot-fest. It did the rounds, with each child suffering through with the usual demanding-ness of a sick child. You know, lazing around on the couch and yelling for stuff 24/7. Then my husband got sick and I was all … Read More