This is a sponsored post BC, that is, Before Children, I didn’t really think much about health insurance. Why would I? I had a health care card for years as a student. It covered or reduced the cost of my braces, medicine, transport and more. It was ace! There was a transition to becoming an adult when that got taken away. Suddenly, the reasons for needing health insurance were on the rise. Isn’t getting old such junk sometimes? If you read the blog regularly, you would know my health has put me in some really tight spots recently,...

Congrats to Nat Pollard, Toni @ Finding Myself Young and Charmaine Campbell! You’ve all won a prize. Please check your emails. For those who missed out, stay tuned, there’s always more giveaways coming up! This is a review and giveaway. The thing about packing to move house is, you come across things you didn’t even remember existed. Things in the...

Blogging, where have you been? You float around in my head in titles, sentences and clever puns. They happen when I’m in the shower or on a walk. It all sounds so very right at the time, and then I’m distracted. I look over there – a box, a child emptying items of the box, items strewn all over the house, and what was that phone call I needed to...

4 weeks ago I found out my body failed me. Failed us. It made a baby and it grew in the wrong place. It grew a baby in my fallopian tube and not in my uterus. It got so big. It was approximately 7 weeks old, and then there was no room for it and it had to be removed, along with my tube. And I was pretty upset at first that I was pregnant. Because I’m a planner,...

This is a paid post for RACV sponsored by Nuffnang We are a roadtripping kind of family. Even before kids, my husband and I have always opted for long drives, taking in a corner of the state we haven’t seen before, and occasionally driving interstate. Our first roadtrip with kids was to Apollo Bay when Tom was just 5 months old. It was a bit of a shock. The packing,...

Lately people say to me, “and how are you going? Are YOU ok?” and every syllable that rolls off their tongue is weighted with the word ‘miscarriage’ And I don’t know what to say. I am ok. I guess. Sometimes I’m not. And is it ok to be ok by now? Because this was not my first and I have two happy, healthy boys to remind me that I...

If you follow along the blog you know I’m all for activities that take minutes to set up. They are real and doable in amongst the chaos that comes with having a family. This activity would be fantastic in classrooms but my aim is to keep things realistic and simple at home! What you need: * A box or shallow tray with edges * A handful of Marbles * Paint * Paper...

I thought 2015 was going to be THE year. It’s only the end of March and already I’ve battled two surgeries (see here and here), emotional stress and well, I’m just really tired. But I did just say it’s ONLY March, and that means I’ve gotten most of the crap stuff out of the way because only good things are going to happen from here on...

This is a review of ASG’s Little Learner Pack. Visit their website here. Tom has been interacting with children and adults for a long time, trying to learn what socially acceptable and appropriate behaviour with others is. I’ve really noticed the need for this increase as he now attends a semi-structured environment that is 3 year old kinder. Suddenly he is required...

Trigger Warning: This blog post discusses miscarriage/pregnancy loss   scar skɑː/ noun a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed. “a faint scar ran the length of his left cheek” How many physical and/or metaphorical scars do you have? I have a few. Ones from cuts, burns, bullying and heartbreak. They are minor in the scheme of things, really. I’ve been lucky. At the start of last week I found out I was...

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