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 [...]
Gender Disappointment. The Taboo Topic.
My whole life I always imagined that I would have two girls. It never once crossed my mind that I would have boys. This wasn’t because I didn’t want boys, or I didn’t think I could raise them, it just never crossed my mind. I am one of two girls myself and I only had [...]
PicoSure Laser Treatment Review
In late April I was lucky enough to be asked to try a PicoSure treatment to assist with pigmentation following the birth of my four babies. Apparently, it is common to have pigmentation (known as melasma) issues following child birth due to hormonal changes, stress and tiredness. PicoSure is a revolutionary laser treatment from Cynosure, [...]
President of the Parent Committee
First of all I would love to acknowledge all the parents, guardians, grandparents friends, teachers and whoever it may be that helps anyone with school age children. Your support, no matter how small you feel it may be, never goes unnoticed. Ever. My eldest, Noah, started school in January this year. To be precise January [...]
5 Minutes with mum boss Tara owner of Aleenta Barre Glenelg
I want to introduce you all to Tara. She is the owner of the Aleenta Barre that I attend and bombard you all with stories of me struggling to walk after a few sessions in a row (seriously don’t do 3 in a row. It’s a terrible idea). Aleenta Barre has a range of different [...]
To the second time parents…
It seems to be everywhere that going to the third child is the hardest and that mum of three children are the most stressed however four or more children they are the most relaxed. However after having four children of my own I whole heartily disagree with this. For me personally going from one to [...]
When does “mummyness” kick in?
Lately I have been wondering when does the 'mummy' skills kick in? You know the ones that not only your mum but your friends mums and then your grandmothers all have in the bag? Even some of my friends have acquired these skills when they entered the world of motherhood but I seem to be [...]