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…

Sometimes getting out isn’t the best idea!

There are a couple of things that I have learnt since becoming a twin mum. The first is that the simplest of every day tasks can become an almost impossibility. The second without fail something will go wrong! Simply put that is why this year I have found myself replicating a turtle cross snail and…

A night with newborn twins!

Urgh…my subconscious mind is rattled again. I can feel my conscious try and fight it. “No you are imagining it…..it’s not true….it’s in your mind” My conscious mind becomes more alert and low and behold the gentle muffles of a stirring child can be heard in the background. A few stand alone cries, they could…

I haven’t pooped in days!

Well sorry, but I just had to tell someone! You see this is just an example of something NO ONE ever told me could happen after pregnancy! Seriously, it may be the most AMAZING process known to man kind, and I’ve gotta admit it’s bloody awesome, BUT, perhaps pregnancy should come with somewhat of a…

Preparing For Double Trouble

So if you are like me and a rookie to this parenting bizo then you probably have the naive idea that “you got this”! All I have to do is buy a few things and we are off and running! Can’t be too hard to get ready for small humans right, I mean how much…

Double Take…….You said what?

“Argh….” I cringed as I rolled over in the middle of the night….this is getting ridiculous I thought! Something is not quite right here! I’m 2 weeks into knowing that I’m pregnant, that makes me nearly 6 weeks,  a complete surprise…I have no idea how it’s happened (no not in that way! I did pay…

Lean on me…..

So you’ve probably had a second or 2 by now to process the fact that you have not just urinated on a stick and shoved it in your partners face AND you have just discovered the BIGGEST secret in your life and whether you are 3 weeks (like i was) or 7 weeks you’re now…