In our cottage on Wallace in Sydney, you’ll find our family of five. I’m Claire. I married Mr Wallace* in 2008. Fast forward to 2015 and we have THREE little boys under five. I am well and truly outnumbered. Our life is loud, chaotic and messy.
I once had a legal career with an impressive sounding title. The war stories from my day job made for great dinner party conversation. Now I am in the trenches of parenting three smalls. It is not sexy. It is all consuming. I often feel like I am faking it until I make it. Luckily for everyone involved I have a ferocious love for my little lads. The husband’s a keeper too.
In an attempt to retain some sense of ‘me’, I throw myself in front of my sewing machine. Sewing is a newfound hobby. Occasionally I think perhaps there is some creativity hiding deep inside me. I’m fond of baking, mostly sweet stuff. Mr Wallace blames me for his expanding waistline. I don’t force feed the guy so I plead my innocence! The oven here on Wallace is as hot as hell, I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Life on Wallace, the house rather than the blog, has come with a hefty price tag for two former Tasmanians. We (but which I mean, me) need to reign in spending and attempt to life live more frugally. You’ll read about my attempts to spend less but live well, my sewing projects and my insights into parenting.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear from you.
*not his real name. I’m not perverted enough to start a blog about living on my husband!