Driving while distracted by kids

driving while distracted by kids - Life on Wallace

Life changes when you have kids, in so many unpredictable ways! I’d never have predicted how utterly awful my driving would become. I used to be a reasonable driver, but my word it is terrible these days. Driving around with three precious lives in the backseat should make me a more attentive driver. Holy smoke,Read more

Parenting like an FBI hostage negotiator

parenting like an FBI hostage negotiator

Anyone else have battles getting their kids dressed? Here’s how we currently roll. The littlest lad is the most compliant, yet even he wriggles around and squawks a bit. The middle lad is the trickiest, he loves hanging out in his pjs. Every single day he insists that the biggest lad get dressed first. ThenRead more

Being the default parent is relentless

being the default parent is relentless - life on wallace

Picture this, if you dare. It’s a Saturday morning and I am dashing about the house wearing only my knickers, still damp from the shower. Why? One of my boys requested paper, pencils and sticky tape. The other parent in our house was going about his business unaware of the happenings around him. You know whatRead more

Pre-schoolers and school holidays don’t mix

Pre-schoolers and school holidays don't mix - Life on Wallace

School holidays are here. Before I had kids I figured school holidays were only important once your kids went to school. Not so, I tell you. Pre-schoolers and school holidays don’t mix, they are rough on mum’s of pre-school aged kids. No doubt parents of school kids are muttering ‘just you wait’! But here’s whyRead more

A travelling husband is not all bad

10 reasons a travelling husband is not all bad

Recently I’ve been wondering if Mr Wallace has swapped his office job for a role as a travelling salesman. He’s been jetting around the country for work, leaving me to kid wrangle. I bitch and moan about it, partly because it’s hard work when he’s away but mostly because I am jealous. How amazing wouldRead more

We all have our moments!

we all have our moments

When leaving Lauren’s house on Easter Sunday she commented that the biggest lad is such a good boy. To which I wryly replied ‘he has his moments’. Then someone observed, perhaps Lauren, ‘don’t we all’. That comment stuck with me. It really made me think about the expectations parents and other adults place on children.Read more