My food obsessed toddler

My almost-three-year-old, Curly-locks, seems to have a bottomless pit for a stomach. She is always hungry. She will follow me around the house chanting, ‘Summat to eat, Mummy,’ ‘Summat in the cupboard, Mummy’. This can start a mere half hour after she’s had a gigantic bowl of porridge. I have no idea where she puts […] Read more…

Daddy Daycare

I could hear their excited squeals from out on the street. I couldn’t wait to get inside and cover them in cuddles and kisses. Had they missed me? Did they have fun? Had they had their dinner? Were they ready for bed? Did Dave think it was hard? These questions darted through my mind as […] Read more…

Sisters

Picture this. Saucepans bubbling over, sausages getting burned, Dora blaring on the TV, a baby’s grizzles getting more urgent as the seconds pass, and a toddler chattering away busily barely taking a breath. Witching hour. Don’t you just love it?! Amidst all of this commotion though, I witnessed a beautiful interaction between my two daughters. […] Read more…

Fairy tales too Grimm

Murder, sorcery, kidnapping. Sound like an episode of Supernatural? Nope, just what I’m reading to my almost-three-year-old before she goes to bed each night. I don’t know about you, but the Grimm fairy tales are just a little bit too umm … grim for me. Evil Queens sending hunters to kill people and cut out […] Read more…

I quit sugar – Week two

So, it is two weeks into my eight week sugar detox program and I’m starting to act a little too cool for school. ‘Yeah, I’ve quit sugar,’ I find myself bragging to neighbours, and anyone who will listen really. ‘Yep, it’s been tough, but I’m feeling so good for it.’ There’s no denying I am […] Read more…

Little white lies

Me to Curly-locks: ‘Do you want salmon for dinner tonight, darling?’ Curly-locks whining: ‘I don’t like sal-monnnnnnnnnnn’. Me: ‘Oh gosh, sorry, silly mummy, sheesh, it’s not salmon. It’s pink fish. Pink fish is what this is. Daddy ate all of that naughty salmon. Here, have some pink fish’. Liar, liar pants on fire. Yep, that’s […] Read more…

When I grow up

When I was six years old, my parents took me to Dreamworld. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I met Kenny Koala and his girlfriend Belinda and I got soaked on the log ride. I also remember a cartoonist there did a caricature of me. ‘What do you want to be when you […] Read more…

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