Category: Parenting

DAY 23: Stay-At-Home Mom Guilt is Real (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

In my household, my husband and I have very traditional roles. He earns the money and handles all the bills and administrative nitty gritty, and I look after the kids and the house. He has zero designated chores. I know a lot of husbands may do things like wash the dishes, do the laundry, take

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DAY 20: You Don’t Have to Move to the Suburbs to Have Kids (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

Today was a really hot day in Melbourne so we did the only logical thing- jumped into the pool. I’m so thankful we have a pool at our apartment. It’s a decent size, well maintained by our very dedicated building manager, and totally underutilised. Clearly there aren’t many swimmers in our building and I’m not

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DAY 12: Are You There, God? (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

Today I’m a little mentally tired. Miss 21mo has been sick and clingy for so many days and it has been challenging. My husband has also been tired and grumpy from working and studying so much as his exams looms near. There are no down time for mums though. Mouths need to be fed. Bums need to be

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DAY 11: Miss A’s Kindergarten Graduation (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

Today was Miss A’s kindergarten graduation (for those of you not from Australia, kindergarten here is until 4/5 years old and the foundation year of primary school starts at 5/6 years old). Here she is with her lovely forced smile: What was interesting about seeing a graduation at this age was that the kids really

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DAY 10: New Glasses & Gotcha Days (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

Oh hi. Just me with my new glasses. Frizzy hair and greasy skin. Sick toddler napping on me in the carrier. Just keeping it real, peoples. I really only had to get new glasses because said toddler broke my old pair and the pair I was wearing from two prescriptions ago is now way too high

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DAY 9: Sick Toddler, Storms & Birds (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

Today we got the storm we’ve all been waiting for. I still wouldn’t call it a “10/10” though, at least not in the CBD anyway. There was a disappointing lack of thunder or lightning, but still a good dose of windy rain. It seems the CBD has managed to evade the brunt of the storm but there are

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DAY 8: Storms, Rainbow Clouds & Sibling Jealousy (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

The first thing Miss 4.5 said when she woke up today was: “Is it the first day of summer???” “Yes!” I replied and her face lit up with excitement, probably at the thought of all the fun things you can do in summer like swimming and going to the beach and not having to wear

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DAY 7: Heatwaves, Meltdowns & Storm Forecasts (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

I am wilting in this prolonged heat that Melbourne has been having. The next week is forecast to be a lot cooler though and I’m looking forward to it…minus the deluge of rain and lightning that’s about to hit us over the next few days! I get around by foot and public transport, so non-stop heavy

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DAY 5: Mashed Potatoes, Play Dough & Sick Kids (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

So last night Miss 4.5 asked for mashed potatoes.  Not my pic but you can imagine it Me: “We don’t have any potatoes.” Her: “Aw…I really want mashed potatoes.” Me: “I will get some potatoes at the supermarket tomorrow and I’ll make it for dinner tomorrow.” Today: Her: “Can we have mashed potatoes for dinner

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