Living with a Fournado

I had a message from the lovely Hannah last week, literally wailing at me about the fact that Lu was mere weeks away from being…

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When your six year old has an attitude problem

Parenting. It doesn’t get any easier, the more you do it, you just seem to face different challenges at each stage. I imagined during the…

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Parenting is not always easy, but it’s not always hard

Yesterday afternoon was hideous.  I mean I know parenting is not easy but this was off the scale hideous. Downright horrible. One of those parenting afternoons…

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Tomorrow I will be better

It’s nighttime now. The boys are in bed, fast asleep.  Eventually.  After an epic battle of wills. My four year olds gangly limbs tucked up…

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He doesn’t get the best of me

A while back I read a wonderful piece that asked “Did I love you enough today?” it truly resonated with me at the time. Then…

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If Parenting was a car journey…

Some liken parenting to a long and winding car journey.  Travelling down the road less travelled and hoping for best. Navigating naptimes, bedtimes, playdates.  The…

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I knew being a mum was going to be hard, but not this hard

I knew having kids would mean there would be difficult days, days where I was frazzled and they were crying.  I knew that it wasn’t…

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