MAY LONG WEEKEND – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

MAY LONG WEEKEND - 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

This may long weekend marked my 1 year blogging anniversary! When I started my blog I was so nervous and if I am being honest self-conscious and intimidated. Another new blogger amongst the million others out there. What makes me different? The real difference is that there is no one else out there who is me! So that’s a start. But my main reason to start my blog was to keep my family and friends who spread far and wide up to date. And to have a space where I talk about pretty much everything and anything that I love or want to vent about or get emotional on and maybe along the way others can relate or join in on life’s highs and lo’s and the every day’s of motherhood! You can read my very first post here if you like! At least the weather has been amazing this year! But Joe was away, all long weekend at a bucks. I am ashamed to admit that I was dreading it. The kids and I are always together monday to friday. To say we are all equally excited to have daddy home with us on weekends is probably an understatement. We usually go out […]

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PACKING SIMPLE FOR TODDLERS WHEN FLYING

Packing simple for toddlers when flying

We are certainly not seasoned travellers when it comes to travelling with toddlers. We have done plenty of travelling prior to kids and man do I miss those days! But when we do travel with our kids we tend to do the long long long (feels like eternity) haul flights. I am sure there are longer flights than Calgary to Sydney but that total of 18+hours of travel time (in air and layovers) is long enough! My main tip would be to keep the on board bag simple! The first time I travelled with Noah I was actually pregnant with him, so that doesn’t count. It was nice though, I had 3 whole seats to myself and I literally slept the entire time. Shortest flight of my life. However as Murphy’s law goes, the chances of having 1 free seat let alone 3 next to you, when you are travelling with babies or children is slim to none. My first solo trip with Noah to Australia was when he was 11 months. I was very lucky enough to have a spare seat next to me and then there was a lady at the window who was lovely and even offered help […]

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9 RULES THAT CHANGED AFTER BABY NUMBER 2

9 RULES THAT CHANGED AFTER BABY NUMBER 2

When I was pregnant with Noah we, like all first time parents, had no idea what to expect. We went into parenthood with no preconceived notion in terms of routine and parenting style. I read a couple of books on pregnancy and the first year, we also did a 6 week newborn parenting class but that was the extent. For us, I think going in open-minded worked. Once Siena came into the picture it was easy to adjust and add her into Noah’s routine. Of course it was no easy transition and thank god for my mum staying with us for a few weeks. But, we knew what worked in the past and what didn’t. All babies are different, ours were like chalk and cheese. Siena napped and slept amazing, Noah did not. Noah was not a good sleeper, I would ask what newborns are, but I have heard the contrary from some lucky parents! If he wasn’t sleeping on us then he was wake every hour, the only thing consoling him was boob. Back then I had absolutely no clue that he was using me as a dummy, I actually thought he was feeding for 3 hours straight! Seriously […]

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IT’S NOT ALWAYS RAINBOWS AND BUTTERFLIES

IT'S NOT ALWAYS RAINBOWS AND BUTTERFLIES

I am going to make a slight contradiction to an older blog post I wrote, called Motherhood, for your reference if you have not already read it. But I am ok with that because that’s life and that’s motherhood, well parenthood. Lots of peaks and valleys. I am drinking wine on a week night, not my norm but a little insight into my last few days (weeks?). And to be honest, I totally get why people drink during the week, if you have kids, like, dah. Now, it goes without saying I love my kids, I love them with all my heart, they have given me a purpose I never knew I had, they are my everything, my world, my life. But sometimes, just sometimes they can really make being a mum questionable. (Note: see my above devotion to my children!). I know as mothers we don’t want to take for granted the fact that we are able to have children in the first place. We brought them into this world, it’s our job to keep it together and take the positive parenting approach to raising them. But on the other hand I think it’s okay to complain because my god it can […]

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EASTER LONG WEEKEND 2017

EASTER LONG WEEKEND 2017

Thank god for long weekends! 😉 This weekend was an exciting one. Mostly because the easter bunny came and me and the kids ate heaps of chocolate. Probably too much, I actually feel sick…The weather was undecided, it was rainy, snowy and sunny over the 3 days. I know I talk about the weather a lot, but I really need spring to ‘spring’ already! Friday was a lazy day. We played at the park and went for a walk to the cafe for a much needed coffee.         On Saturday Joe and I got away and were child free! It was amazing. I love those monsters but god it’s nice to eat in a restaurant without having to chase down an over excited 3 year old who is always closely followed by his little sister who just wants to do what he’s doing. Its exhausting. As most parents would know. So we actually got to eat in peace and didn’t have to inhale our food. But the best part, we went car shopping! We are upgrading my crossover for a bigger SUV. I seriously cannot wait! Even though we spent most of the day at the dealership it […]

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MOTHERHOOD

MOTHERHOOD

I have been a mother for 3 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days. It doesn’t really sound like a long time and if you were to use that time frame for anything else it wouldn’t seem long. But as a mother it is a long time. A life time. 3 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days I have been responsible for a little person. 100% completely responsible for another life. That is just unreal! Then we added another one to the mix, 13 months after the first. I have two little people who rely on me for everything (and their father, obviously). Their whole lives revolve around me. Saying that out loud puts so much into perspective. Some days are so good. We all wake in happy moods. Meals are eaten with little fuss, the kids actually listen to me, we play inside, we play outside and Noah is gentle with Siena. Lots of kisses and cuddles are exchanged, we play games, read books and make crafts. I am able to workout without interruptions, we get some household chores done and I can cook dinner without meltdowns. And then some days I just want space. I don’t want little […]

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