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

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

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