Pet Hates. Pet Loves – 23 Random Things About Me

People making eating noises piss me off royally (Go eat your apple in another room. Come on. Off you go!) I start fiddling with my hair when I get nervous or stressed. When people take stuff off my plate without asking. I’ll chop your hand off. And no, I don’t want to share my dinner.… Continue reading Pet Hates. Pet Loves – 23 Random Things About Me

Gross Things Parents Do For Their Kids

As parents you don’t want to have a weak stomach. I mean not that you can choose. But it’s an advantage. You don’t want to be icky about things because once you have kids, you enter a whole new world. A whole new world that is manifested on poo, vomit and snots. A world of… Continue reading Gross Things Parents Do For Their Kids

The Supersonic Senses of Parenthood

Welcome to all-consuming, neuron-frying sensory overload.   Welcome to parenthood. (Just in case you didn’t get the memo that parenthood is a full-on assault on the body as well as the soul.) Forget about the stretch marks, the saggy skin and the tired eyes. Forget about the pelvic up slip, the chronic carpal tunnel and… Continue reading The Supersonic Senses of Parenthood

The 4 co-parenting secrets that made my whole family happy

This was never in the plan. But here you are. Parenting separately. How you got here doesn’t matter right now. All that matters is to get this right. Sharing custody means sharing a child. It means sharing a child’s life. This can be messy. This can be confusing. This can be stressful. This most definitely… Continue reading The 4 co-parenting secrets that made my whole family happy

Egos Are The Uninvited Guests of Parenthood

As parents we want to do what is best for your children. No-brainer, right? We define best as what we assume to be best from our own understanding and our own reality. We have our own benchmarks of what is good and what is best. We want the best. The best only. Clearly. But I… Continue reading Egos Are The Uninvited Guests of Parenthood

My Daughter Wants to Grow up to Be a Mum – Confessions from an Accidental Motherist

So this conversation happened: Husband: What do you want to be when you grow up? 5- year old daughter: When I grow up I want to be a mum. [Serious tumble weed moment] There was an awkward silence. (He may or may not have had his WTF-face.) He later on that evening confessed to me that… Continue reading My Daughter Wants to Grow up to Be a Mum – Confessions from an Accidental Motherist

Keep flu and cold abay with Elderberry Syrup

It’s elderberry season. This is my second year sharing this recipe or a version of it. I tried this for the first time last year and with 4 kids in the house, I always dread cold, coughs and the flu like most other parents. Especially coughs are so hard to treat with young kids as… Continue reading Keep flu and cold abay with Elderberry Syrup