It was about seven in the evening and the light from outside the window had already faded into a deep sunset, sending rays of golden light through the crack in the curtain. I hurried to hide the ending sun, replacing it instead with the dull light from the lamp that sat on Master X’s bedside … More When toddler favours one parent
The nicest part of the day is also the one that I most dread and that is sleep. Our routine is pretty set now with Master X and I having a bath when we get home from work at about five-thirty and then dinner at six. A bit of digesting (and poo time for someone … More Becoming a mum and managing sleep expectations
Headphones in. Speaker loud. I can still hear him screaming from the crack underneath the door as he rains out protests and calls for ‘mumma!!’. This is hard shit and it hasn’t become any easier as Master X has gotten older. Normally I have the patience to either stay with him until he is asleep, … More Go to sleep anxiety
Mr 18 month toddler and I had a delightful afternoon by the pool while on our family baby moon this week on the Gold Coast. By delightful I certainty do not mean relaxing, but more playful and adventurous. It was all fun and games until one of the other kids in the pool was roughly … More Is it ever okay to smack a toddler?
The upcoming baby is prompting me to nest our home. Or perhaps it is more a panic state of the half-way point and realising that we do not have any tables and chairs for us to sit when we bring our bundle home. We headed out to the relatively new Ikea store in Canberra on … More Ikea Ikea I see ya over there. Beautifying the home