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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Let’s Talk Periods. And Boob Jobs.
This is a topic that I still find I ask my friends and anyone that has had a baby. Periods. Contraception. What the hell has happened to my cycles and what contraception’s are the best and possibly which surgeon is the best?! You would think I would know this stuff inside out given my body [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When did kids stop being allowed to be kids?
As a mother of four I don’t particularly have the time or the hands to be all over my children at all times. Yet in all honesty I don’t want to be either. I have wondered for a long time as to why children aren’t allowed to be children? Why aren’t they allowed to [...]