Why I can’t be a supermodel and clothes don’t look as nice once you try them on.

Well then, today I am going to surprise you. Today, I am not going to write a really long post.

No.

Today, I am going to let some pictures do the talking for me. Just a little bit. I will talk too but less. Nothing like mixing it up a little eh? And maybe all you rockin’ followers who sigh and say too long when you see my other posts will actually stop by and read! Hurrah! That’s not why I’m doing it but hey, it would be a cool bonus.

So today when I was going to my favourite ever coffee shop I parked at a different end of the street than usual, so I had the absolute pleasure of passing this clothes shop. Look at what I saw in the window. Continue reading

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Thank you for the award love folks!

An award for you!

An award for you!

I don’t know what the protocol is for receiving repeat awards in a short space of time. Do you? I think somewhere along the line here I’ve actually given the award to someone, who has passed it on to someone else and then given it back to me!!! I love ALL awards but I also think at some point if I accept them and pass them on again in the cycle then I’m probably just being greedy. 

SO I want to say a massive thank you to The Urban Paleo Chef and Mummyshymz for both nominating me for the Leibster Award in this past week. You guys rock and I love that you love my blog. I also love your blogs so it’s a nice little mutual admiration society we have going on here.  I’m going to answer the 11 questions from both of you after I say another thank you below.

My next thank you goes to one of my very favourite blogs So Many Right Ways. Continue reading

I love spring but for one teeny thing

This was me this morning!

This was me this morning!

In Australia, Spring is Magpie season. For those of you who don’t know what a magpie is, it is a bird. An evil, evil bird and in Spring I detest the little buggers (they actually aren’t so bad the rest of the year).  They nest in Spring time so they become very protective of their little area of the world at this time of year. It’s the daddy bird that gets all crazy. No one is to be stealing his babies.

Now I get that. I don’t want anyone stealing my babies either but I need to ask, when was the last time a human even stole a magpie baby????? Did we do it in caveman times and they have simply never forgiven us nor forgotten the experience? What is with that overly defensive approach they have going on?

So like I said, Spring = magpies. Spring in Australia starts officially on 1 September and in my experience I’ve found the maggies pretty right on with their scheduling. Except this year. This year the little Continue reading

Things I love about parenting

Tomorrow is another day. But today, today I love it.

Tomorrow is another day. But today, today I love it.

I spend a lot of time talking about the weird things about parenting or the things that I don’t like about parenting. Not because I am a total whiner but because they are the things that are interesting to me. They make me laugh and, most of all, they offered me the most support when I was struggling as a new mum. Those blogs where people actually talked about the crap stuff made me realise I was normal and just like everyone else. That parenting was hard for many, not few.

Posts like that are a dime a dozen though right. Hell, I’ve even done one. Remember the 10 things I wasn’t prepared for as a parent? That’s one of those. So today I thought I’d do something different. Continue reading

Confessions of a new mother

To be honest, I have many confessions as a new mother. Like how I didn’t bond with my baby right away and how I hated breastfeeding and how some days I wish I was back in full time work as that would be waaaaaaay easier than trying to keep my almost 2 year old terror happy and under control. But they aren’t the confessions of this particular post.

This post is about how I have never felt so one dimensional in my life as I did after my baby was born. I had a one track mind and I felt powerless to do anything about it. You can read all the gory details in my guest post over at You and Baby.  That cute little pic of me and my monkey below will zoom you right on over there as soon as you click on it so please, pop in, have a read and give me your thoughts.

me and my monkey

Parenting Challenge of the Moment: Hair Pulling

Ouch!

Ouch!

It’s just a phase. It’s just a phase. It’s just a phase.

This was my mantra last week. Along with thank god he isn’t biting. You gotta look for the silver lining, right? Well that’s mine.

I actually wanted to write this post last week in the midst of the madness but I was so busy running interference with a little hair pulling demon that I didn’t get the chance. And I’m glad about that now as last week all I had was strategies and this week, I have results.  Continue reading

30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 4 + The Way Forward

Yay! I made it!

I feel like I climbed a massive mother of a mountain.

I did it. I made it. I meditated for a minimum of 10 minutes every day for 30 days in a row.

Whooopy fucking doo da is what I just typed and I have no idea why. I just did. So in the interests of being transparent and honest I am going to leave it there. It is ridiculous as I should not be taking the piss out of myself about this. This is a really awesome achievement.  I’m not often that great at sticking to things so the fact that I stuck to this, regardless of the experience, is an achievement in itself.

Yet I’m all whoopy fucking doo da. *sigh*

Some people are hard to please eh? Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award + An Update

lovely blogWell here we are at the end of another busy week. Things have been so crazy around here so if I normally read your posts and comment and have been AWOL then that is why. I wanted to get another post out to you all on Friday but sadly it just didn’t happen. There simply wasn’t enough time.

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Our super cute party favour this weekend

This weekend we had 3 (yes that’s THREE) birthday parties to attend. I swear Monkey has a much better social life than I could ever hope to have. The parties were so much fun. I know some mums don’t go much on going to them all the time but I really enjoy them. Monkey absolutely loves any opportunity to get out and see his friends and it’s also fun for me to catch up with some awesome mummies too. Winning! Today we got a really special party favour from one of out birthday friends. I was so impressed and also immediately fearful about what I could whip up in a couple of weeks time. Sadly, it won’t be this good but maybe another year.

For those of you who don’t know, as well as being a single mum I am also a part time work at home mum and study at home mum and

This is me at the moment

This is me at the moment

then the rest of the time I am a stay at home mum. It’s full on but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Anyway this week the work and study parts have both amped up a bit so I haven’t had the extra time I would like to be blogging. I’ve been thinking about my blogging schedule and have decided that each week I will commit to doing 2 topical posts for you guys (which basically means me banging on about whatever is going on at the time) and then there may be some of the little extras like awards (if I’m lucky enough to receive them) or those awesome postcards that turn up in my mailbox from time to time. Look out for a new one of those this week!

This coming week there will also be Continue reading

I don’t want to live a double life

Living the life I choose

Living the life I choose

A couple of months ago I was invited to a party. It was a local party. I was invited by a girl I’d met only twice to the birthday of a girl I’d met only once. Well, when I say girl I mean female. But girl will do.

It was Monkey’s night with his dad so I was pretty happy to just stay in to be honest. I get 24 hours off per week where the time is just mine and I’m a little bit greedy with it. What I love to do is cook something a little bit fiddly that would normally be too longwinded to make while parenting (ok so sometimes I just order in pizza), catch up on shows/blogs/emails, sleep in, walk along the beach to the coffee shop and generally just hang out on my own. For awhile there I was dating quite a bit so would do a bit of that too but really, I’m totally ok with just hanging out on my own and relaxing.

Anyway that night I was feeling kind of social and decided Continue reading