I haven’t been a good parent. Or that’s what I’ve been thinking for a while now – at least a month. There are things going on around here that is making us SO busy. So busy, in fact, that I am chasing my tail most of the time. There is no downtime. No break. Just fleeting moments to eat, sleep, smile, tickle the baby. They are so quick, these...

I received a free family pass to attend Santa’s Magical Kingdom but was under no obligation to write this review. Santa’s Magical Kingdom is a sensory explosion. There’s no doubt about that. As soon as you enter you really do feel like you are in a magical world of sorts. The visual elements are amazing – so much colour, lights, rides and decorations....

So this has been simmering for quite some time. I just need to get it out there – for the non-bloggers, the readers, family and friends…and for myself. There seems to be this underlying thing that I just ‘get stuff’, and in the blogging community, there’s a little bit of ‘selling your soul’ feelings if you work with brands....

Tom didn’t want much for his birthday. And it wasn’t even a question that he have a party to do with all things cars. His passion for them hasn’t waned in over a year! We kept things simple, and I pulled out the easiest bits and pieces from Pinterest to call my own! Here they are. 1. Traffic Lights These are so, so easy and very effective. I popped...

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...

**Congrats Judith you are the winner! Stay tuned everyone for more giveaways on School of Mum! 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...

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,...

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