Baby Pickle at… Two Years?!?

Baby Pickle at… Two Years?!?

Seriously, a two-year old? How do I have a two-year old? My life is now one big cliche about how quickly kids grow up, but it’s true! You really can’t look at Luella having tea parties with dolls, throwing rugby balls, and helping me stir soup in the kitchen and still see a baby. There’s … Continue reading

Museum Madness

Museum Madness

We just got back from a weekend in Canberra. Why would anyone go to freezing-ass Canberra in June? To go to Questacon, obviously! One of the best purchases our family has ever made has to be our Powerhouse Museum membership. Not because we go often, or even really like it that much (more on this later) but … Continue reading

Number Two

Number Two

It’s a bit of a joke amongst mums that before you’ve even healed from birthing your baby, people are asking you, “So when are you going to have another?” For a long time, I was staunch in my answer of “never”. If I’m feeling a bit cheekier I’ll say “as soon as Jim figures out … Continue reading

Saying Bye Bye to Baba

Saying Bye Bye to Baba

Last Friday was my 33rd Birthday. It was a fairly uneventful one (aren’t they all after having kids?) but I’ll no doubt remember this one. It was the last day I breastfed Luella. I’d been dragging her around all morning in the rain as I had a few appointments and then wanted to get brunch out … Continue reading

Weaning Sucks… Hard

Weaning Sucks… Hard

Today my day began at 2:30am with a lot of tears. Let me back up… all the way to beginning of my breastfeeding journey with Luella. With all the troubles I had in those early days, it came as a big relief that breastfeeding wasn’t really one of them. The worst I ever struggled with … Continue reading

Selling Off My Stash

Selling Off My Stash

I’m very proud to have raised so far $865 for my new venture, Sydney Creative Playground as part of our crowdfunding campaign. With one week left, I now have to raise $285 to hit our “tipping point’ goal of $1150 otherwise we get none of it! Originally we were meant to have an event today … Continue reading

My Little Handful

My Little Handful

My daughter’s not even two yet and I’m already sick of the warnings about what a handful she’s going to be when she’s a teenager. There seems to be this general acceptance that teenagers are the worst and for us parents it’s revenge for the awful things we put our own parents through at that … Continue reading

Help Launch Sydney Creative Playground

Help Launch Sydney Creative Playground

Don’t you love it when the starts align? I feel like this has suddenly happened for me this week – it’s been a big one. On Monday I submitted a grant proposal to the City of Sydney for my new venture. Yesterday I found out that I’ve gotten an art teaching job at an early … Continue reading

The Life-Changing Tower

The Life-Changing Tower

I’m one of those people with a DIY board on Pinterest who’s never actually picked up a hammer to DIY anything. But when I saw this IKEA Hack I thought it was such a great idea… so I put someone else onto it. So my friend’s partner made me (and her) a Learning Tower. What’s … Continue reading