Being Wifekins

Being The Big Bad Mum

Today I cancelled my child's birthday party. Well, technically it was the 'small afternoon tea' at the park that had already replaced a cancelled birthday party. Never the less, it is cancelled and there will be no birthday celebrations with friends this year. I should feel awful about it, but I don't. In fact, I… Continue reading Being The Big Bad Mum

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Being Wifekins

Things My Kids Taught Me

Six o'clock this morning and all three children (plus the house panther) have decided to begin their day. That means it's time for fighting, screaming, crying, running, manic laughter, high demands and the token sullen child trying to zombie out in front of the television.  Amongst all this, I'm seated on the couch, clutching a… Continue reading Things My Kids Taught Me

Motherhood

Stuff My Kid Says (why I’m a little crazy)

I'm just going to say it outright: children are ridiculous. The things that come out of those tiny mouths make no sense what-so-ever. Sometimes it's hilarious. Other times it is incredibly painful, and you suddenly realise what it is that has made you slowly lose your mind (i.e. years of nonsensical waffling).  But sometimes it's hilarious.… Continue reading Stuff My Kid Says (why I’m a little crazy)

Motherhood

The Sounds of Summer (Two More Sleeps ’til School Returns)

I'm hungry. What are we doing today? He touched me. She looked at me. NO! STOP IT! GET OUT! MUUUUUUUM! I'm hungry. What can I eat now? (you're literally eating right now) Yeah, but what can I have? Mindless shrieking. I DON'T WANT TO (insert perfectly reasonable request here)!!! THAT'S NOT FAIR!! UGH! I have… Continue reading The Sounds of Summer (Two More Sleeps ’til School Returns)

Motherhood

How To Survive The School Holidays (Without Drinking a Bottle of Wine Every Night)

This post is inspired by my pregnancy and the forced sobriety that comes with it. Otherwise, I couldn't guarantee I wouldn't be downing that $6 bottle of Moscato every night. Before we get our judgy pants on, it is the summer school holidays we're talking about. Six weeks of exhaustingly long days, nights that are too warm and children… Continue reading How To Survive The School Holidays (Without Drinking a Bottle of Wine Every Night)