Just Give In To It!

Just Give In To It!

A Mum friend recently asked me what my best piece of advice was for parents. At first I laughed because the actual thought of anyone asking me for parenting advice is comical. I’m not a perfect mother. I swear too much, my house is upside down, I’ve windows that...
I’m Still Cool…Right?

I’m Still Cool…Right?

I thought I was the cool dad. I’m still relatively young (shut up, you pre-40’s people!) and my youth doesn’t seem that far in the past. So I’m still relevant, still in touch with the kids, right? Nope. Despite having several years advantage over a lot of my...
Good Cop / Bad Cop

Good Cop / Bad Cop

A few days on lock down due to the recent weather led to a lot of time in direct company with the kids, but also to a fair amount of reflection. I realised that my kids can be shits at times. But that’s OK, because I can be a shit too, and I’m better at it...
We All Need A Break From The Old Routine

We All Need A Break From The Old Routine

Last week was one of those weeks that felt relentlessly long, difficult and exhausting. My three kids were waking up far too early; I was actually close to tears one morning (yes, I am dramatic). My three year old was dragging me out of bed when it was still dark, I...
I Have a Favourite Child

I Have a Favourite Child

I feel like I didn’t really know the true capacity of my heart until I had children. Of course I loved my parents and my sister (most of the time). I’d even been in love once or twice before the kids came along. Oh the memories! But the love for a child is like no...
When Being A Multiple Mam Is Hard

When Being A Multiple Mam Is Hard

It literally started for me when I made my first trip to the NICU unit to see my newborn twins. My husband wheeled me into a little room off NICU where our few-hours-old boy and girl lay in separate incubators. Who do I go to look at first? Whose little finger do I...