The size of my family is none of your business

the size of my family is none of your business

To my surprise, I’m a mum of five. It still feels odd saying that. With five children, I’m a prime target for comments about the size of my family. Often I’m asked, ‘you’re done now?’ or ‘the shop is shut, right?’. Once you have one child, you’re asked when you’re having a second. If youRead more

Dearest baby girls – a letter to the twins

dearest baby girls

I’ve got a confession. At 39 weeks pregnant, and no sign of these babies, my patience is starting to wobble. Mostly because the closer I get to 40 weeks the more serious the induction talks become. I was chatting to my doula about natural ways to kick start labour. I got the usual ‘sex, nippleRead more

Pregnant with twins? Welcome to the worst hangover of your life!

pregnant wth twins first trimester

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins. Josh Billings Who knew that being pregnant with twins was so dramatically different from a singleton? Not me! After having had three sons, I thought I knew most things about pregnancy. Now I know that a twin pregnancy ain’t the same as aRead more

Twins make 7! Life really is like a box of chocolates…

Twins make 7 - Life on Wallace

The universe has thrown us a massive curve ball. I was tossing around the idea of a fourth child. Four kids seemed like a big, yet manageable number. But five, there’s no way I was ever going there. Boy, I was wrong. Twins make 7! That’s right, my fourth pregnancy is TWINS. No, I amRead more

The biggest lad’s 6th birthday interview

6th birthday interview Life on Wallace

Gosh, the biggest lad is 6! Time for another birthday interview. The biggest lad has started school and is really growing up. I’m very proud of how he’s settled into kindy. With the exception of occasionally asking me to do his homework for him, he’s interested in learning and seems to be well liked among hisRead more

The dark side of social media

the dark side of social media cover

Social media is a huge part of modern life. Often it’s a fun space, helping to maintain social connections and providing access to brilliant support networks. While it’s not always easy to see, there is a dark side of social media. When an image of your children is used for sexual gratification, the dark sideRead more

A birthday interview with the middle lad!

birthday interview with the middle lad

July is birthday month here on Wallace. That meant it was time for a fourth birthday interview with the middle lad! Perhaps it’s a middle child thing, but he’s a quirky, creative kid, with a great sense of fun and mischief. He’s also a chatterbox! I’ve got a soft spot for that boy. I doRead more