It’s a mountain goat!!!

This is what the midwife should have said to us when she passed us our baby. Tables, chairs, couches, roofs, me – it doesn’t matter. If it’s higher than ground level it must be conquered. A simple walk in the park turns into a parkour session. A car journey begins with a Starsky and Hutch-esque […]

Why I encourage my boys to fight.

Physical fights between children, particularly siblings, is normal. Fighting between brothers is a natural and dare-i-say-it healthy occurrence. In our house there is an almost daily punch-on in one form or another. It could start as simply as being breathed upon too heavily while sharing an ipad. Or by copping a rogue footy in the nuts. […]

To dog or not to dog

I’m picking poo off the ground. Clawing and grabbing at the grass. Wondering where it all went wrong. “It’s such hard work” “It’s unrelenting “ “The barking gets worse. It took a year to break one of the bad habits.” “Don’t do it. It’s like another child” This advice from my so called mates. AFTER […]

Sunscreen rage

Waiting to go out. Relaxing by the pool. Standing on the beach. Playing in the park. It can strike anywhere. Sunscreen rage. It’s a bit like ‘Supermarket Rage’ or ‘Restaurant Rage’, it strikes fear into the hearts of parents in hot climates. “Swim gear?”  – “check” “Towel?”  – “check” “Hat?” – “check” “Beach gear?” – […]