Eldest child starting school = YIPPEE!

eldest child starting school - life on wallace

Is it wrong to be beside yourself with excitement about your eldest child starting school? The biggest lad starts school next year and it’s fair to say that I cannot wait. I might be more enthusiasitc than he is, and he is keen. He’s had kindy orientation recently and chatting to other parents, feelings seem mixed aboutRead more

Solo parenting does not make me a single parent

solo parenting does not made me a single parent

Occasionally, when Mr Wallace is travelling I’ve fallen into the trap of saying ‘I’m practically a single mum’ or ‘I’m a single mum this week’. But who am I kidding? It’s like saying you’re practically a doctor when you are a first year med student. Solo parenting does not make me a single parent. DoingRead more

Lauren’s postnatal depression story

Lauren's postnatal depression story - life on wallace

I’ve recently posted about my experience of my sister, Lauren’s, struggle with postnatal depression. Lauren is a huge advocate of parents speaking more openly and honestly about the challenges of parenting and the need to support parents’ mental health. After all, parenting is tough and perinatal depression can affect anyone. This is Lauren’s postnatal depression story. The babyRead more

My sister had postnatal depression

my sister had postnatal depression - life on wallace

I’ll always remember the day my niece was born. The phone rang one morning as I was doing the dishes. It was my little sister Lauren. She said, with no joy, ‘you have a niece’. The baby wasn’t due for about another four weeks. I panicked, firing off random questions, mostly about whether everyone wasRead more

Driving while distracted by kids

driving while distracted by kids - Life on Wallace

Life changes when you have kids, in so many unpredictable ways! I’d never have predicted how utterly awful my driving would become. I used to be a reasonable driver, but my word it is terrible these days. Driving around with three precious lives in the backseat should make me a more attentive driver. Holy smoke,Read more

Parenting like an FBI hostage negotiator

parenting like an FBI hostage negotiator

Anyone else have battles getting their kids dressed? Here’s how we currently roll. The littlest lad is the most compliant, yet even he wriggles around and squawks a bit. The middle lad is the trickiest, he loves hanging out in his pjs. Every single day he insists that the biggest lad get dressed first. ThenRead more

Three things to do in Townsville with kids

things to do in Townsville with kids

The Wallace Folk recently went on an adventure to Townsville. Why Townsville? Mr Wallace had a work trip which was then cancelled. Our flights were booked and my dearest friend now lives in Townsville so we decided to go anyway. It might not be the most obvious tourist destination, but there are plenty of thingsRead more