You seem to think I got pressured and arm-twisted into spending my time with small children. It may shock you to know that all these little people that I call my own didn’t come as a surprise. We actually made them ourselves. Awesome. I know, right? My husband doesn’t lock me into the house each day.… Continue reading Dear Stranger, who is so thankful to not live my life
This post for all mums and dads. This is for all those who are fearless and have the audacity to be honest. With themselves. With their peers. With everyone around them. Us parents are terrible in the sense that we are constantly trying to outdo each other and be better than the person next to us. And… Continue reading Good Parents have bad days
Before I became a parent, I had certain ideas of what kind of a mother I wanted to be. Those ideas were fairly vague initially, but nonetheless I had a list as long as my arm of things that I knew I would NEVER do. I wasn’t going to be THAT mum. I wasn’t going… Continue reading Things I will never do for my kids
Parenting is fun. Fact. It is like a Perpetuum Mobile of pleasure, delight and enjoyment. Spontaneous giggles. Unexpected annotations. (Or in the case of my 5 year old – rolling commentary.) Unpredicted situations. Infinite trials and tribulations. As a parent you gotta be on your toes. You gotta think fast. You have to have foresight… Continue reading Play Hard or go Home – Parenting for Pros
Becoming a parent and becoming a mother has taught me a number of lessons. There are many, countless lessons. Among those are the fact that for the foreseeable future you will never pee alone again, you will never get a night’s sleep without interruptions and you won’t be able to have nice things. One of… Continue reading It’s Just a Phase so Don’t Miss It!
opening the dishwasher and it’s not washed! (*Happy Dance*) Because it appears that EVERY time I open the dishwasher to put something in, there is a clean load grinning at me waiting to be unloaded. when the kids play by themselves without needing a referee, mediator or judge long enough for me to enjoy my… Continue reading A Mum’s little Happiness is …..
What would you do to put your baby to sleep? Would you do anything? And I phrase this like a question. Hah. Like we have a choice. When you have been up since stupid o’clock, it’s been the longest day ever (Come on, who snuck the extra hours into the day? Well? Hands up!) and you… Continue reading Putting Baby to Sleep Like a Pro in 10 Easy Steps
Some days being a parent is hard. Not every day, mind you. Most days are all they are supposed to be: fun, rewarding, inspiring, challenging and testing. It must also be the hardest job there is. As a parent we have so much responsibility on a daily basis. We hold ourselves to the highest standards… Continue reading Today is a day where we just DON’T WANNA. (*stamps foot*)
Who am I? I am grumpy and dull. I linger. I cause water tables to be at an all-time high and moods to be at an all-time low. I make you feel like there is no end in sight and suck the life right out of you…. Dear January How do I say this without… Continue reading Dear January. You have been a bitch!
I took you to the cinema yesterday. Well, 3 out of 4. 75% of my rebel army. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. You didn’t know what a cinema was until today. You being only 3 and 4 years old, I wanted to make sure you are old enough to enjoy… Continue reading Sprinkles on top- Ode to my children