Super heroes or stupid…we took our twoddlers to dinner!

I love it when I read those comments by mums like ‘it’s easy going out with kids’, ‘don’t let it change you!’ Because I think one of 2 things. Either you have really f@cking easy kids in which case GO YOU! Or you are one of those nauseatingly positive people! Of which, much to the…

Parenting tales: To catch a pee…

I knew there would be many challenges faced in becoming a parent. And I knew there would be unexpected challenges. Ones I just wasn’t prepared for. Those ones that no one tells you about, that just pop up and you are left thinking ‘Watf!’ But this week I was thrown a challenge that left me…

Parent who say ‘my kid eats everything’, I envy you…

God I hate meal times! I really envy those parents I meet who smugly say ‘gosh blah blah is a great eater’ because you have no idea how lucky you are until you have a non-eater. First thing most people will say to you is you’re not doing it right, you need to push through….

Makeup+toddlers don’t mix – operation clean up!

I’m pretty sure that when you read page one of chapter one of any parenting book it probably starts with observations like: ‘Don’t leave child unattended’ or ‘don’t leave child around water or in a car’ or maybe even ‘remove any hazards from child’. I wouldn’t quite know because upon finding out I was having…

Kids parties are an endurance sport…

Holy crap I feel like I have just stumbled home from 4 days at a day/night festival where I quite clearly have not slept, have drunk way too much and been dancing like it’s 1999! Having said that I’ve never been to any kind of rave party so I don’t really know but I kinda…

An open letter to my now 2 year olds…

Harry and Hunter Well I can’t believe you are 2 today. I am not sure what I feel more…that time has just flown by or the fact that I can’t remember life without you and wouldn’t want to. It feels like a life time ago that I was sitting in the waiting room of the…

Santa pic sends us to TV land!

Well what a crazy week! Rewind 3 weeks ago… we bundled into the car on a hot Friday arvo and high-tailed it down to The Hunter Valley Gardens to check out their Christmas Lights Spectacular. A little venture that is becoming our family of 4 Chrissy tradition. We felt like rock star parents as we…

Night road trips with toddlers – what are we doing??? 

I write this as I sit here listening to what feels like the 151st replay of bedtime nursery rhymes wondering to myself…what on earth are we doing?! Well we are road tripping right now…on our way, Sydney bound for the christening of the boys and confined by the restriction a of being 2 working parents…

Parenting studies are p@*sing me off a bit…

I don’t know about anyone else but I am getting pretty peed off at the endless studies that keep telling me that something is going to be wrong with my kids! I’m like…common…cut me some sack in the over paranoid parenting moments paaaleeeese!!!!  The latest study doing the rounds says that reported children delivered by…

Parental wine night

Some nights you just need to sit back and reflect on the challenges of parenting. The wins…and the losses (be honest we all have them) so we have started a weekly de-brief! You have all heard of the mummy blogs. The endless narration of parenting from a maternal point of you (and I love them…

Things I’ve learnt about being a twin parent!

The practicality of parenting twins is a very different in reality from what you think it could be. 2 kids growing up together, sharing everything, never alone…it sounds so poetic! And I am reassured by other twin parents that there comes a point in time where it gets easier! However, it is certainly different in…

Prepare your soldiers…dinner time is battle time!

God I love dinner time. As a food enthusiast nothing brings me more joy than the end of the day when I can sit down, relax and enjoy a good bite to eat. This sentiment is unfortunately not shared by my 17 month old twins who damn well seem to hate not only dinner time…