I know, it’s totally new information, you didn’t know this before you read it right here, but I’m here to tell you- parenting is really, really, super-duper tough work. You never know if what you are doing is right, are you too strict, too relaxed, to shouty or too quiet? Am I screwing my kids up beyond repair!? Continue reading
Living on a farm is pretty amazing, but I put a call out to my lovely Instagram friends the other day, asking if they had any questions about rural and regional life, and I received a few really great questions. Kelly from Be a Fun Mum asked me about how we foster opportunities for kids with what are sometimes limited resources, which is so relevant to our current life that I couldn’t help but jump on here and answer! Continue reading
Anyone who has a toddler will know how impossible it is to get almost anything done without it being undone right behind you, or having to stop what you are doing because you notice said toddler dancing on the dining room table and you have to rescue him (not that I know for experience…) Continue reading
Some days it’s all I can do to keep my children fed, dressed and myself sane. I don’t know if it’s school holidays, if everyone else just hides it better (especially in public) or if my kids have a special gift, but gosh they can be a handful sometimes! It’s on days like this when I start wondering if I’m a bad Mum? Continue reading
Easter, Easter, Easter! I love an excuse to eat chocolate and spend time with the family, and with it coinciding with school holidays (and my husband on night shift) we’ve been doing a heap of craft and fun activities to keep the kids occupied. I find there are so many things you can do with Easter- from baking to painting and everything in between- these activities are more or less based on things I already had at home, so hopefully it won’t be too hard to have some fun with your kids!
It’s Easter! Which means not only is it my blog-aversary it’s also the time of year the chocolate is everywhere and I have yet another excuse to do some craft with the kids! Continue reading
Something that I have long toyed with is filming videos about our life on the farm, and while I’ve made a few, I’ve never had the confidence to put one online for friends, family and strangers to watch, but I’ve finally bitten the bullet and made a day-in-the-life video. Continue reading
Hunter has just turned 7, and he had his first ever individual party (the boys have birthdays 2.5 weeks apart so normally we combine their parties). This year we decided to start giving a party on alternate years and Hunter was up first. He requested a pokemon themed party as that is what he loves at the moment, and I thought I’d share, not only how it went, but what I did to stay on theme in the hopes that some other poor mother out there can use this to make their lives easier when they try to do the same thing!
There are plenty of adults that dread going to the dentist- myself included. I’m not sure what it is that started my dentist anxiety (maybe how much it costs!?), but I know I don’t want my kids to feel the same. We have been taking the boys to the dentist for a few years- ever since H (at the tender age of 3) broke his front tooth and had to have it removed. I quickly realized that having a stress free dentist visit would come largely down to what I did and how I acted- these are a few of the things I did to help the boys feel comfortable at the dentist. Continue reading