How this stay-at-home mum stays sane and has fun one day at a time.

  • Colour Me Happy: Educational Colours Review

    November rain is not only an amazing Guns N’ Roses song, but also a bit of a bugger in New Zealand when summer is supposed to be on its way. I faced a rainy November day…

  • Wine’o’clock Just Got Cooler

    It’s 5pm somewhere and you’ve had a long day with the kids. You decide it’s wine-o-clock and a cold glass of the good stuff would be simply wonderful right now.…

  • Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls of Joy

    There are so many balls on the internet. Everywhere you turn you’ll see big ones, small ones, chocolate ones. Yet, despite the millions of recipes for energy balls online,…

  • Going Clean – April 8th

    I bought these books online when I decided to do my 60 day clean eating challenge. Oh the excitement when the first one ‘The Clean Eating Cookbook & Diet’ arrived…

  • Kiwi Mummy Blogs review – Bouncing Buddies…

    Lucky arrived at our house on a Friday afternoon, just in time to keep the kids entertained over the weekend. He is plastic, fantastic and we love him dearly. Sweet lil’ Lucky…

  • Chocolate-Free Easter Gift Ideas

    This year I’m leaving the great chocolate buy-up to the grandparents, and buying non-chocolate gifts for the kids, with a fun Easter twist. Here are some of my ideas so far,…

  • Facebook, I need my life back please!

    Forgive me for the cliché, but I often wonder why my life feels so busy when I live in modern times full of machines which make life easier than ever. I think about generations…

  • A whole day at home

    Yesterday was day three of an intensive toilet training programme we were trying with Annie. We failed miserably, after spending a whole weekend at home trying to get her to wee…

  • Sneak a Peek Baby Monitor for Cars (Giveaway closed)

    My babies aren’t babies any more, but that doesn’t stop me looking back with regret on a few things I should have bought back when they were. Like a new Portacot, because I…

  • Help me do it myself

    I recently joined a boot camp which meets at the crack of dawn at Cornwall Park. Honestly guys, we’re squatting before the sun even comes up! The first time I drove home from…

  • Making cheap cushions look choice

    Have you seen the price of cushions? What are they made of, gold? They’re like duvet covers – simple to make yet stupidly expensive. Any idiot can make a cushion cover and…

  • Inspector Gadget

    Did you emerge from the fog of the festive season with a couple of extra kilograms hanging around like a bad smell? I did and I’m horrified. After months of trying so hard to…

  • Ah, the sweetness

  • Why you shouldn’t take “before” shots

    I took some “before” shots in my  underwear. What could possibly go wrong? I’ve done a few diets in my time, but I’ve never fallen into the big trap that is the taking…

  • It’s in the bag

    I can’t stop thinking about Batman. No, not in THAT way, you dirty bird. My almost three-year-old is super obsessed with Batman and since I’m his mum, I’m forced to be…

  • Adios, winter woollies!

    Looking for a way to store all your winter guff and make way for the fun summer stuff? Those sucky little Space Bag thingies will do just the trick, says this self-confessed…

  • The old couple

    Changing lanes at Spaghetti Junction, I glanced at the car behind me and saw an old couple sharing a laugh. They looked relaxed and happy and I thought about how nice it must be…

  • L is for love

    One of my favourite ways to decorate our home is to make my own framed art, which I think is more personal and certainly more affordable. Recently I found the most adorable book…

  • Who’s in the Wiggles house?

    I love The Wiggles. I really do. Those multi-coloured enthusiastic groovers and shakers have given my little guy hours of entertainment on car rides. However, they came on as we…

  • Terrific Tumblr alert

    I’ve just discovered the best Tumblr. If you are a parent and you haven’t giggled your way through It’s Like They Know Us, check it out. Sarcasm at its best I…

    My day…

    5am – I awake, most mornings, to a howling sound, so loud and haunting that I jump out of bed and hurtle towards Annie’s room, sure…