My Underpants Rule! – review and giveaway

This competition is now closed. Thank you all for your amusing entries and insightful comments. Choosing a winner was tough! Huge congratulations to Martina Sawallich, the competition winner, based on her ‘little rudder’ comment. Please check your email Martina for more information. ________________________________________ Things are about to get serious here on the blog. I want toRead more

Being the default parent is relentless

being the default parent is relentless - life on wallace

Picture this, if you dare. It’s a Saturday morning and I am dashing about the house wearing only my knickers, still damp from the shower. Why? One of my boys requested paper, pencils and sticky tape. The other parent in our house was going about his business unaware of the happenings around him. You know whatRead more

Fishing at The Basin with kids!

Fishing at the Basin

The big boys got ‘fishing ropes’  for their birthdays and were hanging out to go fishing. We took advantage of the long weekend and headed off to Avalon. While there we hired a boat at Palm Beach and went fishing at the Basin. The Basin is gorgeous, tucked away in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and accessibleRead more

Letter to my future Grandma self

Open letter to my future grandma self

Dear future Grandma self, Congratulations, you’re a Grandma! Your rascal sons have grown into men and are now becoming fathers. What a strange thought. As you write this you can barely imagine those smooth baby cheeks sprouting stubble. Future Grandma self, here’s some important information from 35 year old Claire. Ignore it at your peril.Read more

Picnic at Barangaroo Reserve

picnic at barangaroo reserve

Need a change of scene? Try a picnic at Barangaroo Reserve! It’s a spectacular transformation of one of Sydney’s oldest industrial sites. Recently opened, Barangaroo provides an amazing vantage point for Sydney Harbour. There’s lots of open space for kids, flat paths for strolling (very pram friendly) and has the benefit of gorgeous water viewsRead more

Pre-schoolers and school holidays don’t mix

Pre-schoolers and school holidays don't mix - Life on Wallace

School holidays are here. Before I had kids I figured school holidays were only important once your kids went to school. Not so, I tell you. Pre-schoolers and school holidays don’t mix, they are rough on mum’s of pre-school aged kids. No doubt parents of school kids are muttering ‘just you wait’! But here’s whyRead more