Fear driven parenting. The modern phenomenon.

I’ll be honest, I’m not actually sure if fear is a modern phenomenon that drives our parenting, however, I do feel that the way we parent is essentially fear driven and this is exacerbated through technology. Never before have we been compared to complete strangers across the world in a way that we are today. [...]

Review of the SmarTrike STR7

Unfortunately for us we only discovered the magic of the SmartTrike on baby #4. This magical invention would have served us well for all of our babies. The quality is a lot better than another brand we had bought for our second (which was subsequently used for 2 months because it was too hard to [...]

Travelling with kids. Tips for keeping them alive and you sane.

We recently did a round road trip from Adelaide to Noosa. With 4 kids under 6. In a minivan (with a roof rack just to add coolness). In 2 weeks. Dan and I prepared for the worst and do you know what? It actually turned out to be one of our most amazing holidays. I [...]

Let’s Talk Periods. And Boob Jobs.

This is a topic that I still find I ask my friends and anyone that has had a baby. Periods. Contraception. What the hell has happened to my cycles and what contraception’s are the best and possibly which surgeon is the best?! You would think I would know this stuff inside out given my body [...]

The many seasons of parenthood

So yesterday was a terrible day. It started with me coming into a lounge room that had literally been painted with weetbix and blueberries. I screamed so loudly that I was sure the neighbours would have called the police. The thing is Scout became upset and remorseful. Margot could not have given a shit. Seriously [...]