Parenting Truth:

Being a parent can feel constricting. I certainly felt like I couldn't even leave the room without my kid screaming.

So I started to get smart: baby goes in the washing basket, that way there's no chance of them "falling over" and no chance of them not knowing where I was.

I'd drag this washing basket around with me everywhere ... until, that is, she learned to crawl ......
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yesterday at 21:11. Facebook
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yesterday at 17:14. Facebook
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yesterday at 06:07. Facebook
Do you ever go out and everything that could go wrong does?

Had a big family gathering this afternoon and this kid fell over multiple times and scraped his arm, leg and elbow. He was already feeling miserable so the falls didn't help. Then he jammed his finger in a farm gate. PLUS my 5 year old fell over too and once that happens that's the end of that.

Ended up having to leave early....
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02/18/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
A lot of parents are complaining about the way schools are "interfering" ... here's my thoughts and feelings about the situation.

Tell me what you think? Be kind though!

My View On School Food Rules

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02/18/2017 at 04:26. Facebook
I'm off to a wonderful birthday party tonight for my friend Lisa (Owl & Monkey) and the theme is "dress in the era you were born"

Don't think anyone is going to be expecting Beetlejuice ❤

What are you guys up to?
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02/17/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
Accurate

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02/17/2017 at 06:33. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 02:54. Facebook
Sometimes when I don't know what to do with the kids, I take them to Bunnings and lock them in the playground.

I then get a coffee and check Facebook knowing that the only thing that will go wrong is that they're going to fight ...
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02/16/2017 at 23:27. Facebook
I had a bit of a cr*p week this week, but I still try and look back at the things I enjoyed ...

Lunches, chocolate, and a cute photo of Ronan at Specsavers New Zealand are just a few of my favourite things.

What have you enjoyed about this week?

Friday Favourites: The One With The Bad Food

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02/16/2017 at 20:27. Facebook
Yesterday Phil and I went to a parent-teacher meeting, so that we could find out how Chloe's been doing during her first few weeks at school.

The teacher asked Chloe, in front of us, "Do you eat all of your dinner", to which Chloe replied "YES!"

She then asked "what's your favourite thing for dinner"

And my freaking child said "McDonald's!"

OMFG

And THEN the teacher asked "But Mum doesn't...
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02/16/2017 at 17:27. Facebook
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02/16/2017 at 02:33. Facebook
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02/15/2017 at 21:11. Facebook
I really outdid myself with afternoon tea yesterday!

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02/15/2017 at 17:24. Facebook
It's not Magic Mike, but it is magic and it will keep the kids entertained

Magic Coloured Milk | Happy Mum Happy Child

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02/15/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
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Happy Mum Happy Child
02/14/2017 at 21:22. Facebook
Last night when I was very upset, I let the kids play on devices so I could get dinner ready.

They wanted to sit next to each other but also wanted to kill each other at the same time. So I had to put a washing basket between them to stop World War 3
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02/14/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
Need a lactation recipe? Or perhaps just a really delicious cookie recipe? Check this out then!

23 Lactation Recipes | Happy Mum Happy Child

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02/14/2017 at 06:27. Facebook
Pretty sure I had an anxiety attack today at the swimming pools ...

My Anxiety & Swimming | Happy Mum Happy Child

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