I’ll be honest, I’m not actually sure if fear is a modern phenomenon that drives our parenting, however, I do feel that the way we parent is essentially fear driven and this is exacerbated through technology. Never before have we been compared to complete strangers across the world in a way that we are today. [...]
Review of the SmarTrike STR7
Unfortunately for us we only discovered the magic of the SmartTrike on baby #4. This magical invention would have served us well for all of our babies. The quality is a lot better than another brand we had bought for our second (which was subsequently used for 2 months because it was too hard to [...]
FREE (yes free) Local Adelaide Events you will want to attend in 2019
Now that the silly season has finally begun to attend I have found some time to reflect on the amazing local events that have been held over the Christmas period. Whilst it is a little late advertising anything now (obviously the big man wont be back for another 12 months) I think it is great [...]
Travelling with kids. Tips for keeping them alive and you sane.
We recently did a round road trip from Adelaide to Noosa. With 4 kids under 6. In a minivan (with a roof rack just to add coolness). In 2 weeks. Dan and I prepared for the worst and do you know what? It actually turned out to be one of our most amazing holidays. I [...]
Childsmart Toy Review
I have never actually written a review on products before and I was really excited to be asked to write one reviewing the BRIO Rescue Fire Set and the Crocodile Creek Mix and Match Puzzle by Childsmart. The first thing i can say about these is that all 3 of my elder children were [...]
5 minutes with Poppy Lee
I have been a big fan of Poppy’s for some time now and she graciously agreed to spend some of her time answering some questions about herself and her beautiful family. As I am sure most of you are aware Poppy has two beautiful daughters Addy and Seren and is behind the amazing account [...]
The many seasons of parenthood
So yesterday was a terrible day. It started with me coming into a lounge room that had literally been painted with weetbix and blueberries. I screamed so loudly that I was sure the neighbours would have called the police. The thing is Scout became upset and remorseful. Margot could not have given a shit. Seriously [...]
“Maternity Leave is great, but…”
To be honest prior to having my first baby, and even throughout my first pregnancy, I thought I would be a stay at home mum until my youngest had started school. Then I had my first baby. It was then that I realised that I didn’t think that I would be able to do it… [...]
Dutch Moms do it Better…!
I have been stalking...I mean following Nadia from @my2to4 for a long time now and we have both found it odd how similar be are in so many aspects of our lives. In fact its almost creepy. However it has been amazing to connect with women all over the world and I am truly grateful [...]
Mum guilt. That old chestnut.
So as you all know (well maybe. #arrogantassumption) I’m a mum of 4. You would think that I have an exceptional amount of mum guilt purely from having a zillion babies and not enough time in the day to give each the attention they deserve however to be honest I don’t. At all. Well that’s [...]