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

Escape to Everywhere – 7+ simple Book Week costumes

Escape to Everywhere is the 2017 Book Week theme. I’m scrambling to come up with two book week costumes to fit the theme. Why, oh why, do schools give parents such short notice for the costume parade? We sat down in front of the boy’s bookshelf and pulled out books that fit the Escape toRead 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

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 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