The only tip you need for toilet training, promise

the only tip you need for toilet training - life on wallace

I don’t profess to be an expert at toilet training. Like most parents, I’m making things up as I go along! Among my tribe of five I’ve got good sleepers and bad sleepers. Great little eaters and extremely fussy eaters. Kids that compromise and others that are stubborn as mules. Now I only have twoRead more

Selling a house with kids, without losing your mind!

Selling a house with kids, without losing your mind!

There are moments that are life changing. One of those moments here on Wallace was finding out we are having twins. All of a sudden, our three bedroom house wouldn’t be big enough for us. It was time to sell. The challenge we faced was selling a house with kids, without totally losing our minds. I’mRead 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 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

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