Oh Boy…

Oh Boy…

All of a sudden and for the first time, I feel an affinity with mothers in law the world over, my own included. I can lament the infrequency of their son’s phone calls, I understand their unspoken yet ill-disguised belief that no woman could ever be good enough for their special boy, and I finally … Continue reading

Back to work!

One afternoon last June I found myself watching my kiddliwinks attempt to do handstands onto the couch amid a pile of unfolded washing. On a whim I decided to get out my laptop and write about my nagging sense of dissatisfaction and my hankering to re-enter the paid workforce. I was feeling a bit glum, … Continue reading

Holidays can be fun after all!

Holidays can be fun after all!

I have written before about family holidays, and the fact that for the next five or so years ours will not be relaxing in any way. Zero chance of a sleep in, seemingly continual nappy changes, constant effort… But I now admit I was wrong. Holidays can be awesome. This week we are staying in … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas

Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas

My birthday is on Christmas Eve. It has always been thus, so I’m used to it. Unfortunately I’m also used to having to come up with some kind of friendly platitude every time a call centre operator gasps in horror when I furnish them with my date of birth. But a Christmas Eve birthday isn’t … Continue reading

Community Service Announcement

Community Service Announcement

I seldom have things under control. If you spot someone struggling to carry their screaming toddler away from the bubblers after school pick up, it is probably me. If you hear a harried voice echoing from a few streets away “Quickly get into the car – we’re going to be late!”…. again, I think that … Continue reading

You’re doing such a great job!!

You’re doing such a great job!!

Last Sunday afternoon, I discovered we had very little food in the house. Someone had to duck out and replenish the stocks or we might all starve, and when I offered to quickly nip out on my own Hubby wouldn’t have a bar of it. He likened it to picking up the dog poo and … Continue reading

For Crying Out Loud…

For Crying Out Loud…

I’m not sure when or how it developed, but I have a tendency to well up quite easily. And it’s beginning to get a bit embarrassing… I cry at sad stuff, and in that I’m sure I am not alone. For example, anyone else listening to Brisbane radio station B105 promote their upcoming Royal Children’s … Continue reading

What a Prepostrophe!

What a Prepostrophe!

As far as punctuation goes, my favourite symbol is the exclamation mark! I believe it is no surprise that the exclamation mark has been given pride of place above number 1. I also admire its next-door neighbour, the at symbol. To have had one foot in the grave just a few decades ago and turn that … Continue reading

Less attitude, more gratitude…

Less attitude, more gratitude…

Our children are developing quite a tendency to want more, more, more… I recently took our eldest daughter out to afternoon tea at a local café. Nothing too fancy – a neenish tart and a chocolate milkshake for her, a caramel slice and a cappuccino for me. We played naughts and crosses and talked about … Continue reading