Archive of ‘Mummy’ category

The Fun Police

You know those Snickers ads with Betty White, Joe Pesci and our own Alf ‘stone the flaming crows’ Stewart? They are the ones with the tagline, ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’, showing a person turning into someone else when they are hungry. An agro, moody, crazy someone else. Well, I’m like that when someone […] Read more…

Potty mouth princess … and parenting

Curly-locks, my sweet, angelic almost-three-year-old said her first ever swear word yesterday. I nearly died. Okay, so it wasn’t like she dropped the F-bomb or anything. She said, ‘damn it’. And she said it twice. Dave and I are really conscious of language around Curly-locks. She’s like a sponge at the moment, absorbing everything around […] Read more…

Dates with my girls

Some days I feel like Jack Bauer. I imagine being in my own 24-like TV series … ‘Mummy and wife Renee races against the clock to keep her family fed, clean and entertained in her quest to avoid tantrums, whining and tears’. Seriously though, time eludes me some days. I’m not wasting time either. I’m […] Read more…

By George, she’s got it!

I had a revelation this week. It hit me while I was thinking about what to write for my next post. It wasn’t a head smacking, light bulb revelation. It was a slow, fuzzy one that’s just starting to come into focus now. With Mother’s Day upon us, I have been reflecting on my role […] Read more…

And what I should have said …

When Dave came home last night he announced he is going away on a work trip for four days to one of Queensland’s most beautiful islands. Any normal, supportive wife would say, ‘Wow love, that’s wicked. What a great opportunity for you.’ Instead, I shrieked with fear in my voice, ‘Daaave, WTF?!’ I know, I […] Read more…

Those four special words

I shared a special moment with Curly-locks today. It was fleeting, yet its tenderness has left me reliving it all afternoon. We spent the morning doing one of our favourite activities, baking. Chocolate chip cookies were on the menu. Curly-locks loves baking cookies because she can get her hands dirty kneading the dough. As she […] Read more…

A gift for me

Crack open the bubbly! I’ve finally done it! I’m doing it! Today, *deep breaths* I am leaping into the blogosphere – a place I’ve wanted to enter for so long, but have been too much of a scaredy cat to until now. My heart is racing and my mind is scattered with what ifs swirling […] Read more…

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