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…

A Tale of Twins – Part 4

Once again I find myself alone, staring at the ceiling of a hospital room. This time there is nothing but stoney silence. It’s a weird silence. An unknown silence after the chaos of the last 24 hours…I’m not sure what to think. I’m full of emotions and my mind is racing at a million miles…

A Tale of Twins – Part 3

I stare around the completely dark room. My heart is pounding at a million miles, my head throbbing and I’m trying to re-trace what happened? I can hear babies crying, mothers babbling and as my eyes begin to focus I can see a curtain and dull lights above it. I hear a lady coughing loudly,…

The Tale of Twins – Part 2

It was a beautiful Monday morning as we made our way over for another scan. Three weeks in hospital and I was starting to feel like I ran the place. Over all my mood was down, this was never how I imagined my last weeks of pregnancy to be. I always thought I’d be swanning…

The Tale of Twins – Part 1

So as we approach the all important first birthday of my twin boys, I thought it was a perfect time to take a look back at some of the things that have shaped my year as a first time mumma of twins. It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was lying in…