Motherhood, Reationships Are Tricky

Parenting ADHD and ODD: what I want you to know about our life at home

Today I spent fourty-five minuts enforcing a 'five-minute' time-out. Today I had children screaming through my house, running as fast as they could, dodging parents in an act of defiance. Today I had to warn my child that if they attempted to hurt me again, they would be taken to the police station. Today was… Continue reading Parenting ADHD and ODD: what I want you to know about our life at home

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Being Wifekins

New Years Resolutions (the things I may or may not do in 2018)

It’s 2018! I generally love a new year. Clean slate, new me, all those clichés apply here. Though, this year I’m not feeling it so much. Last year was one of the most eventful periods I have ever experienced. I’m still exhausted from it all. Here’s a short recap of 2017: I worked through two… Continue reading New Years Resolutions (the things I may or may not do in 2018)

Motherhood, Stay At Home Mum Life

Why I’m Not Sending My Child to School Next Year

It's the end of the year, and all are weary. My heart is heavy, wrapping up the school term, as we have an announcement to make. A hard announcement. A life-changing announcement (well, for us anyway). We are picking up our lives, shaking them until we find ourselves somewhere completely different. We're changing the way… Continue reading Why I’m Not Sending My Child to School Next Year

Reationships Are Tricky

I Told My Husband to Go Flirt with Another Woman

This is the story of the greatest tantrum I have ever thrown. Yes, I am a twenty-seven-year-old woman. It was the day we returned from Perth; one of the longest days in history, second only to the day we left. We had suffered through an hour and a half delay at the departure gate. We… Continue reading I Told My Husband to Go Flirt with Another Woman

Being Wifekins

Travel with Kids: a survival guide

In two days, we are taking our four children on a grand adventure (read: horror story). In the early hours of Tuesday morning, we will be boarding a flight that will take us across the country to Perth, where we will be staying for a week.. Four hours on a plane with four children. That's… Continue reading Travel with Kids: a survival guide

Reationships Are Tricky

Part Three: Roses in her Garden (remembering my grandmother)

Her house smelled of roast dinners. Every time I cook pork or stew apples, I’m taken back twenty years: running around the farm with my cousins while waiting to eat. There were always the old, colourful building blocks out in the lounge room to play with. We would strive to build the biggest pyramid. I… Continue reading Part Three: Roses in her Garden (remembering my grandmother)

Motherhood

Part Two: Hellos and Goodbyes (birth story)

I hate being pregnant. It’s not about glowing and being some lovely, maternal goddess. It’s uncomfortable. It’s exhausting. It’s counting down the endless number of days until you get to meet the little person. Which I was positive was never, ever, ever going to happen. We hit all the milestones: thirty weeks; thirty-five weeks; a… Continue reading Part Two: Hellos and Goodbyes (birth story)

Motherhood

Part One: Discovering Pudding (birth story)

Something wasn’t right. We had just returned from our annual weekend away in Melbourne: two glorious child-free nights spent drinking and dining around the city. Yet instead of feeling relaxed and refreshed, I was depressed. I spent the entire night sobbing on the lounge room floor for no apparent reason. Everything felt overwhelmingly dark and… Continue reading Part One: Discovering Pudding (birth story)