FAMILY NIGHT IN: BOSS BABY

FAMILY NIGHT IN: BOSS BABY

When I was 36 weeks pregnant, I was single, a tad bit lonely and dad’s dog had just passed away, so we decided to go get a puppy so I had something to look after before my first born arrived. Now, I was warned by EVERYONE that it was a bad idea, because puppies and babies are so much work, however I didn’t listen, dad got a puppy and here I was taking care of it …and 3 weeks later, a baby girl too.

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TO THE MUM WHO LOST HER SHIT TODAY.

TO THE MUM WHO LOST HER SHIT TODAY.

I lost my shit today. Actually, I do most Mondays. It's not that I don't like Mondays, because I don't have to go to your traditional job, but for anyone sitting at Campos Coffee this morning, I'm sure that they appreciated the fact that they had to go to work. My sincerest apologies for my screaming child who's currently getting his molars, normally a babycino accompanied by a marshmallow keeps him pretty happy, just not today.

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CHOOSE YOUR HARD.

CHOOSE YOUR HARD.

If someone had told me 10 years ago that I'd be a single mum now, my reaction would have been "No way, get fucked", simply because to me back then, I would have thought that I couldn't handle it. From the outside in, depending on your situation and where' you're at in life, we probably all look at the people around us and think "Fuck, I don't know how they do it". I personally have people say it to me all the time, but for me, it's just life. I've taken what has been thrown at me, embraced it and go on with it because that's the only choice that I had.

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WE BOUGHT A ZOO... TICKET + WIN WITH NEXCARE ANIMALS!

WE BOUGHT A ZOO... TICKET + WIN WITH NEXCARE ANIMALS!

I think one of the best parts of being a parent is getting to relive your childhood all over again when you take your kids to do things that you remember at their age. I love all of the old kids TV shows, books, crawling around with just your pants on and of course, the zoo. For so long I had waited for the kids to be at an age where I wasn’t spending a ridiculous amount of money just for them to not remember a thing (they can save that for their 18th).

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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH STUCK ON YOU!

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH STUCK ON YOU!

The holidays are over (wait, what holidays?) and it's that time of year when all of us scramble to have our shit together and make sure that everything for the kids is taken care of being they head back to school, daycare and kindy. As the daughter of a stationery store owner, I have seen first hand how absolutely cray mothers get around this time of year and it's comparable to magpie season - stationery stores turn into war zones and it's on for young and old to make sure you get the last glue stick before they sell out. 

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MANAGING MISBEHAVIOUR WITH TRIPLE P

MANAGING MISBEHAVIOUR WITH TRIPLE P

When I became a mother I knew that eventually I would have a fair amount of karma coming back to bit me on the rear because of the sassy (when I say sassy I mean flat out shithead) teenager that I had been in the past, however little did I know that the sass begins at an early age such as 4, which happens to be the same age as Madi who happens to also be quite the sasspot.

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WHAT IS POSITIVE PARENTING?

WHAT IS POSITIVE PARENTING?

As parents, how often do we stop to give ourselves a big pat on the back for the incredible work that we do? Hardly ever, because ain’t nobody got time for that, we’re parents! Time aside, really have a good think about the last time that you said to yourself “I am a bloody awesome parent”, because if you haven’t lately and you’ve just taken the time to read this, do it now.

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WELCOME TO THE TRIPLE P PARENTING PROGRAM!

WELCOME TO THE TRIPLE P PARENTING PROGRAM!

As parents we sometimes lack confidence and feel as though we are aren’t competent enough to raise a child, but that’s only because we have that inner voice that is telling us that we can’t. But did you ever stop to think that our children may have those same voices running through their head too? Well it’s a reality, however as parents we have the ability to instill specific qualities and traits in our children that will help them grow as confident and competent children. The power is in our hands.

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