He’s ready, I’m not …

Duke 1st Day at Care

I'm not going to lie, Duke has pretty much raised himself. The fourth, and final, instalment in my 'from the womb' series simply hasn't needed too much of me. Duke strutted out into the world as if he had always been here, and thinking back, I find it hard to remember a time … [Want to read some more?..]

Why we’re buying a big gift this Christmas (don’t tell the kids!)

One big gift

When I think of last Christmas I don't have fond memories. Look, I mean sure, there was sun, and family, and food ... all of that good stuff - but something happened last Christmas that made me reassess if the memories my children were making at yuletime would have the same … [Want to read some more?..]

Kid’s Room Makeover Post #1: How to build a room that grows with your child

Kids room makeover

Super AMart were kind enough to gift me the beds, stools, storage and lamps for this room makeover. This is not a sponsored post otherwise. Images by Pixelgarden Design. Growing up, my bedroom was always a hodgepodge of bits and pieces that had been handed down from … [Want to read some more?..]

Kid’s Room Makeover Post #2: Siblings sharing a room? Here’s how to make that work

Kids room makeover

Super AMart were kind enough to gift me the beds, stools, storage and lamps for this room makeover. This is not s sponsored post otherwise. Images by Pixelgarden Design. When you have two very different personalities sharing one space, it can be tricky to style it without … [Want to read some more?..]

Kid’s Room Makeover Post #3: Storage solutions for kids’ rooms

Kids room storage

Super AMart were kind enough to gift me the beds, stools, storage and lamps for this room makeover. This is not a sponsored post otherwise. Images by Pixelgarden Design. Kids amass a lot of stuff. A LOT. Keeping that stuff in any kind of order sometimes feels like an … [Want to read some more?..]

You can NOT beat the morning

Dirty table top with knocked over glass of milk, large messy puddle of milk

Today was the day that I realised that I will never, ever beat the morning. The morning always wins. Always. Yesterday the morning didn't just win, it kicked my arse. Complete domination. I had to be out of the door early to get one kid to an excursion, which meant dropping … [Want to read some more?..]