The quandary of a street angel, home devil

street angel, home devil

Sometimes I feel like the biggest lad is two different children. One is a charming, delightful street angel. The other is a challenging, disruptive home devil. I’m sure it’s not a calculated thing but some days I am left scratching my head. The street angel On Thursday I collected the biggest lad from school. He wavedRead more

8 ways our marriage has changed in 8 years

8 ways our marriage has changed in 8 years

Hooray, we’ve been married 8 years! Three kids later and our marriage is hardly recognisable. Who are those young people in that photo? And where did that gushing love go? These are the 8 ways our marriage has changed in 8 years, and after three kids! Disclaimer – your marriage probably won’t be as unrecognisable ifRead more

My child is the worst…

my child is the worst parenting competition no parent wants to win

Parenting can sometimes feel like a competition. It starts with innocent questions about the birth, breastfeeding, whether your baby is crawling or sleeping through the night. Then it continues, is your child toilet trained, can they count to 20, know the alphabet? In Kindy it’s the questions about sight words, what’s packed in their lunch box,Read more

The totally useless things I say to my kids

the totally useless things I say to my kids by Life on Wallace

I feel like a fisherman’s wife some days. Always screaming like a banshee at the boys to BE CAREFUL. But lordy I am wasting my breath. They pay absolutely no attention to me. None! They keep on yelling and running/wrestling/spinning/generally being rowdy. Of all the totally useless things I say to my kids ‘Be careful’Read more

Hey hipster, the rules apply to you too!

hey hipster, the rules apply to you too

There’s plenty of hipsters in Sydney. They are easy to spot. Trendy, carefully put together outfits that look effortless, perfectly manicured facial hair, often wearing glasses and riding a bicycle, with a general hip vibe. They hang out at organic, vegan cafes. They shun the mainstream but are generally harmless. Yet some hipsters seem to thinkRead more