It’s been one hell of a year!


Have you ever looked back on a period of time and thought “how the Fuck (sorry mum) did we survive that?” That’s this year. It has been both the hardest and best of our lives and yes that is totally possible. It turns out I completely underestimated how hard raising 4 kids under the age of 6, would be. It’s … Read More

How do you know it’s the right decision?


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

Am I too REAL for you?


I met up with some friends in the park this morning and the conversation turned to my videos. One of my friends said that she had showed another friend my video blogs and that friend’s reaction was concern. Concern for my wellbeing. Luckily my friend assured her friend that I am totally, 100% fine (hopefully she believed her!!) but it … Read More

A letter to my stepson…

Beau and Hayden

Written by Sarah Patterson Dear Beau, I’m sure you remember the day we met. It’s pretty hard to forget. Someone (let’s blame your dad) decided the best way for you and I to get acquainted was for the three of us to see a movie together. There I was: sweating buckets, on the verge on an anxiety attack. There you … Read More

When your child gets sick


You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach? I’ve had that all week. It’s been worse than usual though. It’s like my worry levels have hit maximum and my tummy has turned into a lump of concrete. Worry. It comes hand in hand with being a parent, but sometimes things can escalate it to a whole new level. … 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

To Angus on your 5th birthday…


To my dearest Angus, I have now been writing you letters for five whole years now. Five years of letters on your birthday. I actually can’t quite believe it has been that long since you came bursting into our lives, three weeks early. It was on that first day of your life that I became a mother for the first … 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

When you hit a wall…


A little over two weeks ago I came down with a head cold. Nothing major but annoying all the same. It saw me struggle along for about four days, but even after the bulk of the symptoms packed up and left, I still felt flat. One week later I woke one morning with what can only be described as pretty … Read More

Creamy peanut stir fry!


You know those recipes you picked up somewhere but can’t quite remember where? Yeah this is one of them, and I know it has been chopped and changed so many times, but the basics are there and it doesn’t ever disappoint. It’s also so quick and easy which are the two basic requirements I have when it comes to prepping … Read More