Do you ever just get days where you want to shut the world out, seek the silence, and just, breathe? I know from people around me that this is indeed the case for a lot of people, whoever you are, whatever your personality. I find that especially as a stay at home parent, life gets… Continue reading Why alone time isn’t always a bad thing
When that gorgeous little bundle of joy is placed in your arms, I don't think anything can ever top that feeling. That moment when you are finally crowned a parent, a Mama to another human being - it's magical! You get through those tough first weeks, and time goes so fast yet almost stops still,… Continue reading Toddlerhood: Stuck between a rock and a hard place
Living on one income between two adults and a baby isn't always the easiest choice to make, but it can work. I'm sure there are many people out there who look at us single income families and think, "How do they do it?" Well, all situations are different of course, but I'm going to give… Continue reading Living comfortably as a single income family
As I turned to leave our public health nurse check a couple of months back, a snide little remark came. "God, you're doing well still pushing her around in that..." This being referenced towards my then 2.5 year old, standing alongside her buggy. It kind of took me back. I felt like I had to… Continue reading When is a toddler too old for a buggy?
As we bask in this lovely sunshine we've been getting lately, it's not often I don't get persuaded by my adamant toddler to go to her favourite place. Forget Happy meals, ice cream parlours or doughnut stops - smoothies are where it's at! I began giving my little lady smoothies at the cute age of… Continue reading Smoothies: A summertime favourite
So this has been on the long finger for quite a while but I've finally bitten the bullet and set up my Youtube channel! It's all very new to me so getting to grips with it all but it's a start! I would be so grateful if you could watch my very first video below,… Continue reading New Youtube Channel!
As I sat there in the salon seat I announced to the girl about my intentions for the next day. Wide-eyed and looking a little shocked she replied "God...I've heard that's really tough! Good luck with that..." She was only one of many who had said how tough it was, how many have only made it… Continue reading Climbing Croagh Patrick – a tick off the bucket list!
As we approach average life expectancy of what I'd be presuming is in the eighties at this stage, you can say that I've reached my total life loading of approximately 30% - and that is scary as hell. I turned the ripe little age of 30 in December, my other half will turn 30 next week,… Continue reading Turning 30… a third of the way there
The toddler years are those that people let out that big old sigh... and you know just what they mean. Giggles, smiles, a burst of vocabulary, tantrums, feet stomping, and did I mention a mountain load of sass and attitude?! And I can tell you now, the below statement is far from accurate,… Continue reading Life with a toddler… or is that two-nager?
The old "power in numbers" phrase. Defined as "a group of people that has more power than one person." To me, that sounds a little, well, helpless. Helpless to the point where in today's issues, whether it be aspects of parenting, politics, general society, that the power of individuality is lost. Personally, what I think… Continue reading Power in numbers – Have we lost our independent way of thinking?