parenting

The importance of being ‘off duty’

On Sunday we decided to pack a picnic lunch and catch the ferry to Patonga for a family day out.  The weather man had given Sydney the most spectacular dose of warm sunshine and blue skies with not even a breath of wind in the air.  It was a day not to be wasted and […] Read more…

A mermaid birthday party

This is the first time in almost a week that I have had more that 2 minutes to sit down at the computer.  It has been a HUGE week with my brother coming to stay and my parents arriving from London.  It’s still the school holidays too, which means that all routine and normality is […] Read more…

Just a little TLC was all it took

My little Miss H has been less than a barrel of laughs recently, in fact she has been a little madam!!  Almost every day in the last couple of weeks I’ve been told at least twice “I’m NOT your best friend!” The floorboards have also taken a bit of a battering with the amount of […] Read more…

The crab and the slap band

One afternoon this week I decided to take the kids to the beach for an ice-cream after school.  It was the most spectacular day.  The sky was as blue as the ocean and for those of you that know me well will know how that makes my aura all smiley.   It would have been shameful to […] Read more…

My first day as ‘Nanny Mummy”

‘Is it a Sophie day today mum?’ asks Master J.  No babes, Sophie lives too far away to be your nanny now.  ‘Who’s going to be our new nanny then??’  Me, I reply!  ‘So will you be a nanny mummy?’ That will do I thought, and so it begins…… my first day as Nanny Mummy!! […] Read more…

A VERY quiet house

This weekend Mr D has taken Miss H and Master J away on a “dad and kids’ camping trip, leaving me and little Miss L at home for TWO WHOLE DAYS! They left first thing yesterday morning and I wasn’t even involved in the packing!  So who knows what they are going to get up […] Read more…

21 days to break a habit

Miss H has sucked her thumb for as long as I can remember.  In fact, I’m pretty sure if you hold up her scan photo at a certain angle it would appear that she is sucking her thumb in my tummy too.  I can still remember my Granny Marge (my mum’s mummy), who was visiting […] Read more…

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