Something quite mortifying happened to me recently and I think I have recovered enough to tell you all about it. Just. Remember when I was supposedly spending six weeks in hospital on bedrest because I was expecting twins? No? Read about it here. You would have thought I would have learnt my lesson, but no. Last Friday I was hanging out with … [Read more...]

Is it just me?

I get it. We are all super busy. Whether you are running kids around to sports practices and orthodontists appointments, working, either paid or unpaid or just basking in the general hectic pace that is modern life, "How are you?" BUSY I try my very best to make the most of the non-busy time where I can down tools for a bit and just … [Read more...]

I am not a Chinese Delegate even though I was for a moment

The day started like any other. She stretched out in bed before donning her new birthday ugg boots and chucking on a jumper. Into the kitchen she went and flicked on her Nespresso machine. Next task was to wake the giant man-boy from his deep slumber. "Get Up!" she said before flicking on his light. "JESUS CHRIST MUM!" "Get … [Read more...]

How to bond with your sports mad son + a very cool giveaway!

Sponsored by Steggles One of my fondest childhood memories was going to the footy with my Nanna and my Pa. They were MAD Parramatta supporters and even moved to the suburb so they could walk to the matches. I was also a mad footy fan, but my team was the Western Sydney Magpies. I thought Terry Lamb was the ant’s pants and I wanted to be Tommy … [Read more...]

Just give me your phone

Dear zombies Dear Children, See that photo up there? That is how we used to communicate with our friends. We would consult something that looked like this.... Then we would dial the number in a clockwise direction. When the other person's Mum answered, you had to say something along the lines of a cheery greeting, identify yourself and … [Read more...]

“It hurt like fire in my tits”

Do you watch the HBO show GIRLS? I did and I loved it and was very emosh when the series came to an end. Hannah, the main character pictured here with her son Grover, was having issues with breastfeeding. "It hurts like fire in my tits!" She exclaims "All these women in my circle were judgemental...." When I found myself with child, I just … [Read more...]

Adulting and why it is over-rated

Most mornings I walk Jack to school. It is a good way to get my thirty minutes of moving done and dusted and also, just a nice way to really connect with him as he chitter chats all the way. The boy can ask questions. He often just talks in questions. He will be in high school next year and from my experience with Horatio, they grow up super fast … [Read more...]

Mamma Mia!

“Part of the reason motherly advice bugs us as daughters is because our mothers are so powerful in our lives. They loom like giants. The reason mothers keep at it is because they're so powerless. They cannot get you to do what is so obvious to them you should do.” -Deborah Tannen My mum was at my place recently. It was evening and I was at the … [Read more...]

On being a part of a cartel

  So by now we all know that mental computation is not my strong point.  So I must have completely taken leave of my senses when I agreed to start volunteering at the local High Schools canteen. For a start, it was nothing like a shift at the primary school, where one would just turn up and get to work. I had a list of can and cannot do's … [Read more...]

A tale of sausages and judgement

"Where is my mouth guard Mum?" And so it begins again. Footy season is upon us again and all over Sydney, puffer vests are getting a thorough airing as the weekends are now spent sitting on the sidelines telling all who will listen how corrupt the ref is. Hands are warmed with overpriced, takeaway coffees while younger siblings, high on the side … [Read more...]