Young love

Last night as I laid in bed beside Dave, I told him I felt happy. ‘That’s good kid’, he replied. ‘No really happy’, I murmured contentedly as I rolled over and nestled my head into my pillow. I’m in love, you see. In love with Dave, yes. In love with my children, of course. But […] Read more…

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…

My name is Renee and I am a sugar addict

As I was shoving my fourth Tim Tam into my mouth this morning, I received an email that woke me from my self-induced sugar coma and made me push the packet of biscuits away from me. The email was from my friend Simone over at The Wellness Warung. Simone is one of my oldest and […] 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…

This is 36

It’s my birthday on Sunday. I’m turning 36. Ouch. Even when I say the number in my head I can’t help but wince. I thought 35 was bad, but 36, now that’s freaking scary. It means I’ve scooted over that mid-thirty mark and am careening scarily closer to 40. Christ. Am I really that old? […] Read more…

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