I think the term demonic possession might be a bit harsh but recently something has got into my beautiful gentle three-and -a -half -year -old son. Gone is the quiet sweet cherub of just a few weeks ago and in his place is the growling, sword wielding, hitting, swearing, entity that has replaced him. After […]
With the second Sunday in May just rolling past I think it would be foolish not to dedicate my blog to the nations most time poor, over worked, under paid, often under valued resource…mothers. So a big thank you and lots of love goes out to all the mothers, stepmothers, grandmas, foster mums, and mothers […]
Recently with her mother away on holiday my younger daughter registered herself for dance lessons. This year as she was struggling to decide whether she would do hip hop, cabaret, or jazz she had an epiphany. Why choose, I’ll sign myself up for all three. It was this event and the recent fees for winter […]
I have to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and all the best for a happy and safe 2012. The festive season or silly season can be a real challenge for not just families, but Dad’s as well. Sure Christmas often brings together extended family and everyone is half expecting that after a few to many […]
The other day I spotted a dead magpie hanging upside down high in the tree in our backyard.I pointed it out to my 13, 11 and 9 year olds and Henry my nearly 3 year old spotted it too.After staring at it for a minute, Henry sat down on the trampoline next to his sister […]
My almost 3-year-old son is learning at an alarming rate. Having just been away on a business trip for 10 days, and even though we skyped everyday, his growth over that time was unbelievable. As with each growth stage since he was born, there are the good parts and sometimes the bad parts. Good parts […]
I could talk underwater with a mouthful of marbles. I have four kids and I love talking at length with any of them. The two conversations I am enjoying most currently are with the bookends my oldest (daughter Jazmine 13 yrs) and youngest. (son Henry 2.5yrs) Both for different reasons. Henry because his understanding of […]
It’s 5.10a.m. on a Monday morning, I’m up watching the Copa America Final between Uruguay and Paraguay. I’m happy because Uruguay have just scored via some magic by Louis Suarez (who happens to be the new striker for my beloved Liverpool), and because half of my four children Liv (nine) and Henry (two and a […]
Just over a week ago my partner took my two and half year old down to Adelaide for the week. I arrived the following weekend for a family function and a weekend of rest. During the week my partner had caught up with some old school friends, one of whom has a son similar in […]
I earned this title about six years ago when my 11-year-old son was then five. He had a friend over and was playing on my brand new deck that I had just laid and cleaned ready for oiling. It had been raining and the boys were playing with red dirt on the deck. Red dirt […]
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