Tom is turning 3. On Tuesday he will be 3 years old. It feels so pivotal. So pivotal for him and so emotional for me. We have a lot of people coming to his party. We are blessed. He is loved. And it is very likely that this will be the last time we celebrate his birthday in this house. And a house is a home. Even when you don’t want it to be so you don’t...

Blogging has offered me things I would never have or have experienced otherwise. Some bloggers shy away from the events, the reviews, the products. I make them count. For my family. For me. Or for my readers. Last year we were offered the invitation to go to Santa’s Magical Kingdom for the opening night. I was too pregnant and too tired. Don’t they just...

This is a sponsored post for Southern Cross Insurance Before I had kids. No wait. Before I met my now husband – I had plans to travel. Like really travel. I thought once I graduated I would go overseas to teach, and during school holidays I would jump to surrounding countries from wherever I had initially landed. I look like someone who has travelled. I don’t...

Jeremy has separation anxiety. Both my children have been born with their radars on from birth. Jeremy was sleepier to start off with, and considering he was a month premature that was to be expected. But it didn’t last long. Both boys do not miss a thing. Nobody has ever described my children as placid. EVER. They are described as alert, busy, cheeky and “OMG does he ever stop!?” So it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that Jeremy’s separation anxiety has kicked in with full force. He is always aware when...

We were SO overdue for a break when we decided to get in the car and drive to Adelaide. The ridiculously busy part of life  was taking over and leaving us little time to spend time with eachother in a meaningful manner. It was taking its toll on us all. Yes, we shrugged away the  questions – Why are you selling the house? Where are you moving? Are you moving...

A house is a home even when it’s not. A house is a home when the concrete is laid. As soon as that slab went down we were building more than just a house. We were building a home to bring our family into. Emotional ties were made. Invisibly etched into the cement. 2 and a half years ago I spent many months walking through a house that wasn’t yet ready with my belly sticking out as far as I could stick it. “So…when will the house be ready?” I would ask our ever frustrated builder. My walk became a waddle,...

CONGRATULATIONS Jasmine A WIFI EXTENDER Cathy S NetCam HD Charmaine C (no response) Clare TUNEBASE FM Lisa Boost Up Charger Charl QODE Keyboard This is a sponsored post and a guest post by Stephen East. Dear Fairy Godfather, Father’s Day is this weekend and with 2 energetic, young boys I am looking forward to all that Father’s Day has to offer: Bacon and Eggs,...

Do you generally wear make up? I can’t say I do these days… Make Up Free Me is on tomorrow and is a charity movement that is looking to shine a light on negative body image among women and girls in Australia. The stats are pretty frightening for girls, and I’ve heard some things come out of girl’s mouths during my teaching years that really...

I don’t know who I am some days. This morning the baby was crying to be taken out of his high chair, but the toddler had hit his head on the table and needed a cuddle and both were crying and I couldn’t reach to settle both things at once. And there was water which had spilled all over the floor. And I hate mess sometimes, and spills on the floorboards. Have you ever felt like that that with a baby and a toddler? Sometimes their good bits align and the baby will be sitting happily on the floor and the toddler will be making...

My husband always says “walking is good for the soul”. I walk a lot. If it’s not raining I walk most days. Until just recently, the kids have been in the double Phil and Ted’s and we walk to the shops, the fruit store and we go by the duck pond. It’s there where Tom stretches his legs, feeds the ducks and has a few trips down the slide. I’ve been finding that if we can’t get out for a morning walk for whatever reason, that things at home become stressful. Tom is at a point where his stimulation...

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