Letter to my future Grandma self

Open letter to my future grandma self

Dear future Grandma self, Congratulations, you’re a Grandma! Your rascal sons have grown into men and are now becoming fathers. What a strange thought. As you write this you can barely imagine those smooth baby cheeks sprouting stubble. Future Grandma self, here’s some important information from 35 year old Claire. Ignore it at your peril.Read 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

Too Busy Sleeping – Book Review

Too Busy Sleeping, Zanni Louise and Anna Pignataro (Little Hare Books, 2015) Too Busy Sleeping is an honest and gentle portrayal of introducing an older child to their newborn sibling. The story unfolds with big sister Eleanor longing to play with her newborn baby brother Reuben. But Reuben is always too busy sleeping. As a familyRead more

Preparing for a Catholic Primary School interview

Catholic Primary School interview - Life on Wallace

I can hardly believe that our biggest lad is five and off to school next year. After much angst, we decided to send him to the local Catholic Primary School. It’s standard practice to require prospective parents and their child to attend an interview before the child is accepted into the school. Not being religious,Read more