That steel thing

Last night I slept in a steel cot. And I will again tonight. So crutches have been around since the early 1900’s and recently, finally, they’ve been redesigned. A company […]

The Snot-Vomit

The snot-vomit happened at 3am and he almost choked. Kev had already gotten up to work and Tom was sleeping next to me when all this stuff came out of […]

You won’t always see the rainbow

So come here. Draw closer and sit on your bum. No, don’t cross your legs, that’s actually bad for little kids. I need to tell you that I’m sorry. Let […]

Having three kids is like….

I get asked this a lot, so let me tell you. It’s like a beautiful day where you decide to go to the beach and as you get there some […]

Letter to Tom

I’m concerned with death and therefore very concerned with life. How fleeting it is. In the early mornings, as you feed, I look at the outline of you and I […]

Things I lie to my kids about

As seen on Fb: “Because I’m an awesome parent, I’m currently helping my kids search for their chocolate that I ate last night”. That really is me. And not a […]

How to get your bed back

Hi, pleased to meet you. I am the sleep fairy. I get up at 4am daily to fulfil this role and yes, I can fly in the rain. It’s a […]

Forever a mom

I used to love airports. It is such a happy place, the starting line of many an adventure. A boyfriend once took me to the airport for a date. We […]

the parenting plan

Parenting courses are great. There is cake. You feel that you are bonding with others who are in the same pain. You swing between varying degrees of feeling slightly inadequate […]

The Introverted Parent

There are so many ways to start this post; without me-time I turn into a monster, it’s harder for introverted parents, I need a lock on my shower door……. During […]

On the death of a mom

I did not know Jess Nicholson well but I knew her well enough to say that she never seemed to complain and that she struck me as very brave. Her […]

Eyeball your child

Eyeball your child until you can see what is really important. Stalk them if you must… So Kev and I are planning a trip without the kids. We fondly refer […]

For when you visit Makaranga Lodge

And of course you must! Great food, vast gardens for little feet to run around in, a pool, jungle gyms and more. Why would you ever not? This morning we […]