My journal of trial and error and the occasional surprise discovery

Monthly Archives: January 2014

Maternity ward

I wonder how many cases of PND could be avoided by a few simple changes in the way maternity wards are run. I recon the following changes would make such a huge difference. – FEED US BREAKFAST. and not at 8am as visiting hours start when our older kids arrive excited about the baby but […]


“You’re the best mum..” “Shut up”

Sometimes it really pays to listen carefully to what our children are trying to say to us. It also pays to think about what we are going to say before we actually speak. This is particularly hard when they have been particularly frustrating for a particularly long time but it’s a good skill to practice. […]



We had a great morning today. It cost us $4. Yep, that’s right, $4. $2 for Alexis, $2 for William. Corey and I were free. Two hours of fun, minus William’s small tantrum in the middle, for $4. This is not a sponsored post. I just think it’s awesome. We were at this event called […]


Keep your toe nails out of my butt

Alexis… You are my firstborn child and thus you will always have a special place in my heart. I will always love you and most of the time I think you’re a pretty cool kid. Most of the time. You might have noticed mummy is getting a little cranky lately. I’m sorry. My crabbiness is […]