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The Bicycle Seat That I REFUSE To Use!

Don't fall off your couch, bicycle, throne (no judgement), pool lounger - or wherever you are reading this post from.... I, Emily have taken the time to sit down to my much neglected blog and say HELLO POSSUMS! We've spent the past few hours in … [Read More...]

Why My Family Is A Dysfunctional (Yet Awesome) Team

This post is brought to you by Bupa Australia I like to think of my family as a team. Sure it’s quite a dysfunctional one with lots of infighting, … [Read More...]

9 Skills You Must Possess To Survive As A Parent

Written in collaboration with Upskilled Taking a roast out of the oven without burning my thumb is not a skill I possess. But I do have a fabulously … [Read More...]

Why You MUST Return To Dreamworld Despite The Recent Tragedy

It's time everyone returned to Dreamworld, the Gold Coast theme park where four people died in tragic circumstances in October. My three children went today and I didn't have any reservations at all. In fact I was thrilled to be able to support it … [Read More...]

A No-Craft Christmas Scavenger Hunt Kids Love

Because of my dislike of all things crafty, there's no toilet roll angels or glitter-soaked baubles in my joint at Christmas time. So you might think my kids get a bum deal, but this is far from true. Instead each day in the lead-up to Xmas my … [Read More...]

When Emotions Are Running High

Nothing says 'emotions are running high' at Christmas like a frumpy woman crying into her dim sims at the local shopping centre. This was me over the weekend when the kids and I left a hung-over dad at home and visited the library to return an … [Read More...]

The Ugly Truth About Working From Home

I've been working from home for seven years now, and when I wrote this post in October 2012 I was knee-deep in kids. Much has changed since then, but not the parts about what it's like to work from home! So for your reading pleasure, the ugly … [Read More...]

Is Your Child School Ready?

I have not one single doubt that my child is ready to start school, not just because he's the youngest of three but because he'll be nearly 5-and-a-half when he starts! But if you're sending your first-born, a child with learning difficulties or … [Read More...]

21 Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers That Don’t Suck

As kids zombie drag themselves through the last few days of school, we parents get to fret about what to buy teachers this Christmas. Not just for having an enviable amount of patience, sanity and tolerance - I mean come on - 25 kids to parent? … [Read More...]

Wheels haven’t fallen off, they’ve exploded!

At the all-girls boarding school I attended at the end of the year we all turned feral. We picked fights, started mistrusting each other and generally turned into nasty bitches. Except me of course I was a complete angel - oh look! A flying … [Read More...]

A Book To Help Children Realise That ‘Even Mummy Cries’ + Giveaway

When I lose all composure and cry out of sheer frustration, I'm sure my children wonder what on earth is going on with me. I can see their little faces riddled with concern about my behaviour. Usually I'm quick to reassure them that I'm just tired … [Read More...]

Was The Grass Greener?

I was tidying up my office a little bit last night and came across so many things from the life I lived years ago. An obituary, a handwritten card from a friend who has now passed away and then a surprising photo of myself just after I skydived. … [Read More...]

Adulting – it’s overrated

As I was chasing my 5yo down the hallway with the TV remote, fearing he was about to flush it, I thought.... Adulting - it's SO overrated. Then last night when I had to get up at 2am (for the fourth time this week) to convince one of my … [Read More...]