I’m going to miss my babies. Why must the baby days be so fleeting?

miss my babies

I’m going to miss my babies when they’re not little babies anymore. I’m trying to soak in all the delicious baby ways but I know that I’ll forget the beautiful sounds and smells. The thought of never having another baby that is mine, all mine, almost breaks my heart. The ache to hold an infantRead more

Sticking up for the little guy – 100+ questions kids have about bullying

100+ questions kids have about bullying

With thanks to Interrelate for providing the book ‘100+ questions kids have about bullying’ for review. These are my own, honest opinions, I have not been paid for this post. Raising kids, it’s a gamble really. You do your best to teach them important values. But how do you know if those lessons are sticking?Read more

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

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┬ábig 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