HUNTER’S 8TH BIRTHDAY 4 February 2019 in Birthdays, Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Hunter's progress, Uncategorized

My little boy turns 8 years old! He’d been planning his Pokemon birthday party for ages.. drawing up his own guest list, helping with the DIY invitations we made, figuring out the party favours, and packing them all. It made party planning waaaay easier for me,...

HI, MY NAME IS JYNX 30 January 2019 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE

I’m still reeling a bit from Hunter’s revelation today. He suddenly turned to me and said, “Mummy, if you were a Pokemon, you’d be Jynx.” Having ZERO IDEA as to what he was talking about (because I really can’t understand this whole Pokemon craze), I gave a noncommittal shrug and replied, “Mmmm.. OK. Why?”...

One day, they grew up. 16 January 2019 in Carter, Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Uncategorized

This is Monday 7:15am. They trot into school, eager to see their friends again, without a backward glance at me.  And part of me feels wistful. They may love me, but they don’t need me, not like they used to.  There’s really something to...

THINGS MY KIDS SAY: My soul is screaming 13 January 2019 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Uncategorized

We took the kids on a rainforest walk the other day, back when we were in Australia. It was a beautiful walk, in perfectly balmy 25 Celsius weather. Sunlight dappled through the tree leaves, we could hear the flowing water in the river near us, and...

LITTLE MISS FOMO 7 January 2019 in Chloe, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Uncategorized

Chloe has an intense need to be part of… everything. Little Miss Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO). So I was out the back, doing the laundry. She was playing around at my legs, as usual, “helping” me out. Not wanting her to be in...