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

Words totally jumbled by potty mouthed toddlers!

words totally jumbled by potty mouthed toddlers

The words butchered by kids just keep on coming! Last week’s post about toddlers adorably and totally mangling words had a great response. Not only do toddlers jumble up words, they accidentally throw the odd swear word around too. My fabulous readers told me brilliant stories of kid’s swearing. Like the family who were considering calling their unborn son Hunter,Read more

Say, what? 19 words totally jumbled by toddlers!

words jumbled by toddlers

Kids are adorable, right? Ok, perhaps not all of the time, but listening to children’s language develop is amazing. When toddlers mispronounce everyday words it can be truly gorgeous, or outright embarrassing! I asked the lovely Life on Wallace Facebook fans to share the words their toddlers mangle. Here are 19 words totally jumbled by toddlers. This isRead more

School’s back! First day of school photos

first day of school photos

Our biggest lad started Kindergarten this year. He was excited about it and so was I! To mark the beginning of his formal education, we, like all parents, took some happy snaps of his first day. I’d previously been hunting around Pinterest for inspiration for first day of school photos and found ‘first day’ and ‘last day’Read 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