It's been a week since we welcomed little 'Fred into the world, and it has been ... intense. In other words: "flipping insane; really who thought four small people (including three under-four) would be a good idea?!" We did. Suckers. I've found myself reduced to being nothing but a walking life support machine; the sole purpose of… Continue reading Being Mama to Four: My First Week of Parenting Too Many Children.
We're playing a little game over on the Being Wifekins Facebook page (go like it here!). I'm asking you to share five things about yourself. Or more, or less; as personal or impersonal as you like. There's been a couple of great responses so far - I'm excited to learn more! So head on over and… Continue reading Five Things About You (Me)
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)
Seventeen days. That's all the time between us and sweet, sweet freedom. Actually, to be more precise: it's sixteen days and eighteen minutes until we escape the wonky old cottage and the chaos contained within its walls. And yes, you bet your butt I'm counting down. Every year my mother and father take the brave… Continue reading Seventeen.
Happy mothers day to all you wonderful mamas out there! I hope you're enjoying the day, however you celebrate. I myself have a house full of sick people, so will be avoiding all unnecessary contact with those precious darlings. Actually, Smasher and I did mothers day yesterday as the husband was sick so we left… Continue reading Mothers Day
We removed the television on Sunday. No TV, no DVDs, no Wii, no PlayStation, no nothing. Or, as Smasher says: "NOTHING AT ALL!" I shared this news on social media, and as always, had an interesting response. "Brave' was the word my sister chose, where as my grandmother told me television was a necessity for… Continue reading Being Mean.
I've had such a nothing week. I still haven't studied or written anything. I've said "pooh" to the housework and ignored all other boring adult activities. And instead, I've chosen sunshine. Playing in the garden and blowing bubbles. Strolls around town and visits to the library. Cuddles on the couch and talking nonsense with the… Continue reading Doing Nothing.
What is sleep? Why won't my toddler poop in the toilet? What are those energetic, bouncy, yoga-fit, skinny-latte mums? Are they real? They're aliens, aren't they? How is it that I've lost my baby weight - yet still can't fit into my old clothes? What is intimacy? How do people create more than three kids?!… Continue reading Today’s Questionss
I felt that I didn't have much to say today, so I hadn't planned to post anything at all. Then I realised I had a good-mum day yesterday, and that was why I had nothing to share. I've been made aware that I seem to write a lot about the struggles of parenthood - which… Continue reading Good Mum Day