Motherhood

Being Mama to Four: My First Week of Parenting Too Many Children.

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.

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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)

Being Wifekins, Motherhood

Seventeen.

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.

Being Wifekins, Motherhood

Doing Nothing.

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.