Category Archives: parenthood

2013 – The Year That Was….

In one word – exhausting. If I were to look back at 2013, I would tell you that I got through it.  I landed on my feet – opposed to curling up in a ball.  So I guess I would call it a success? On the creative side of life, it couldn’t have been a better year!  I finished my 20th quilt for the year last weekend, and happily handed it over to my husband’s cousin, for the new little man in her … Continue Reading »

Raising a Child Takes A Village – Raising a Child with Social Media Involved Takes An Army.

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you will know that I am partial to putting on my ranty pants.  I get my knickers in a knot about all kinds of interesting bullshit – but mostly about teenagers and the way things are today. Enter today’s post. I think I’m doing an OK job as a parent.  I think that my eldest son’s Dad and I, together with my husband and his Dad’s partner, are banding together in some kind of … Continue Reading »

W.I.P. Wednesday – Amongst Other Enthralling Happenings!

This past week or so has thrown up the following…… My youngest starting Kindergarten.  No words required really, it’s a huge step in the life of Chloe, but also in mine.  For the first time in over 14 years, I now have TWO WHOLE days without any children home.  I’m flying solo.  Whilst I am VERY excited by this change of routine – I’m also just getting in to the swing of things….. Big Kinda Girl My eldest broke up with is girlfriend.  … Continue Reading »

A Chicken Pox Survival Guide – According to Me

I am hoping and praying (as I’m sure you are!) that this will be my last EVER post on chicken pox!  The past 20 days has taught me soooo much about the pox I thought I should share.  If you ever have the joyful absolutely painful task of dealing with THREE poxy children in as many weeks, you too will write your own survival guide – if in fact you survive!  So here goes: 1. When your child shows you a spot, and … Continue Reading »

Sign Of The Times?

Do you remember when you were growing up and you’d hear your grandparents say “Back in my day….” or your parents say “when I was a girl…..”?  Do you remember rolling your eyes and thinking “yeh, yeh” and wondering what all the fuss was about?  Thinking that all of them were just old fogies who had no idea about what you were going through, about the type of world you were growing up in?  And thinking “when I’m a parent, I’m NEVER going … Continue Reading »

The One Where Parental Guilt Got The Better Of Me!

Approximately 26 hours ago, Andrew and I had a conversation with the kids about Halloween.  About how they would not be going trick or treating.  About how we didn’t believe in Halloween. At precisely 4.05pm today, as I got out of the car after a day at work, I was met excitedly by Chelsea and Cadyn who could not tell me quick enough how their friends’ Mum was taking their friend trick or treating, and they were invited, and they really really really … Continue Reading »

The God Father…….Minus The Horse’s Head

Yesterday was yet another big day in our family’s lives….Chelsea played in her second basketball grand final in a row!  Thankfully the result was better than the first – with a super come from behind win in the dying minutes!  Elation all round as parents hugged each other, families hugged eachother and I looked down to see Cadyn crying tears of happiness for his sister.  His Dad, my husband, the coach – was not too far behind him in the tears department.  Never … Continue Reading »

The Mum You Are

Source This darling little gem popped up in my newsfeed this morning on Facebook.  My own Mum had shared it.  That was four hours ago, and I’m still thinking about it. I second guess my mothering every. single. day.  Considering I am about to venture in to my 14th year of mothering, that makes for a lot of second guessing.  I can still remember bringing home my big boofa of a baby all those years ago, and having absolutely no idea what I … Continue Reading »

The Fun Police Free Weekend

I’ve come to the conclusion just recently that I am, in fact, the Fun Police.  Thou shalt not have silly, crazy fun – for thou may just annoy me and not allow me to do what I want.  Well, the fun police left this house Saturday morning – at precisely the same time my darling husband departed for two days away, and I was left holding the babies.  I wanted to prove to my kidlets that I CAN in fact be lots of … Continue Reading »

Smart Chart

After what I would call GIVING UP on Monday, it seems my brainy husband put some thought to the situation we had found ourselves in – again. Last year, our youngest son, Cadyn, went through a pretty hideous time.  He hit a wall at school, which then reverberated through our home, as he hit not only walls but anything else he could possibly cry at, throw himself on the ground at or yell at.  It was a living hell.  We ended up getting … Continue Reading »