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

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

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