My Family

On Mother’s Day I managed to get this snap taken with my boys. Took us a few turns (rogue hand, stupid face…)! I look at this photo and can’t even believe they are so big. My eldest is 14. He is 1cm taller than me already! He makes me stand back-to-back often so we can check and last week he got me in height. I’m...

Brought to you by Optus. As a mother of three boys (one in high school), I am pretty passionate about the role of digital media in their lives. My mum always says to me, “thank god this wasn’t around when you were at school because you would have driven me mad…” and I probably would have too! I love technology and I...

Brought to you by Bupa Travel Insurance.Do you find traveling with kids easy or painful?! Most people find it overwhelming and too hard! I have 3 wild boys and nothing is smooth sailing with my lot, but we still do manage to go places together. We don’t fly very often, but we do head out on car trips as much as we...

If you follow Rugby League you would have heard about the disgraceful behaviour by some fans after a wrong decision was given by the referees during the Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs game on Friday. I was watching… In short, Souths were awarded a late penalty after the video ref’s reviewed some footage of a late tackle by a...

Summer is well and truly here at our place. I know this because we’ve all gone cricket mad. Actually I think we’re loving cricket this year more than we love footy (did I just say that!?). My husband is coaching the under 13s team this year and he’s loving it! I think he’s reliving his youth. He’s gone all...

I found this little saying on Instagram the other night and I shared it over there. Lots of you loved it too. Mostly, I’d rather be at home than anywhere else in the world. I am a Cancerian, so I am very much a homebody. My husband and I both still get homesick all the time. Anyone who knows us will laugh at that...

I don’t know about your house, but in ours we’re a bunch of prudes. Yep, we don’t talk about “rude parts” too often and there is no swearing or silly talk. I know! That’s why I say we’re a bunch of prudes! I think I’ve wanted my house to run this way for all these years because I clearly have 3 boys who will suddenly turn...

My biggest boy (he’s 12 and a half) got a makeover in his bedroom this week. Here’s a video with me pulling it together (hospital corners please)! And here’s the final result (for now!). I am always changing and fiddling with things… We’re doing very simple walls in this room. He doesn’t want too much fuss and I...

At the top of our street is a hill and some bush with great walking tracks through them. Every few days (when it’s not hot because I HATE snakes!), we take a quick wander through. This week we’ve been a couple of times and I took my camera along… Bear is busting to get going!We took the remote control car along...

Hi there! Just popping in for a quick hello… The sun has been shining around here, and it makes life seem so much more brighter. The dreariness of Winter is so boring. Sometimes I can smell a tiny hint of Spring in the air. This week has been magnificent, but still pretty cold in the mornings with -3! Monday I went to...

This little fluff ball entered our house this week! Oh boy, he is adorable. We’ve named him Bear. He’s a Spoodle (cocker spaniel/poodle). He’s 8 weeks old and only about 10cm high – the photos make him look bigger, but really he’s just so tiny. Today we took a few photos and my boys have even set up his own Instagram...

This is how I spend every single weekend. Saturday and Sunday. They play Rugby League (preferred sport by me!) and AFL. Plus the eldest has rep thrown in there. I never ever miss a game (unless I am away!). I love it more than them I think. Footy is very social too. Some of my favourite Mum’s are the games and...

I have 3 boys and they are wild and funny and free. And I’ve allowed them to be! We play a lot of sport. Rugby League, AFL, touch footy, cricket and whatever else they ask for. I will never say no to sport! Afterall, that’s what I need to do with my boys – keep them active, keep them moving… I don’t want them...

This parenting gig isn’t easy is it? Nobody warned me that you’d be riding their highs and lows like they are your own. Nobody mentioned that you start a new personal journey when they start to grow up. I am living in the moment and I’m living in their emotions. When they do something good, I’m feeling it. When they...

Happy 9th Birthday to my gorgeous and sweet middle kid, Tex! Surely he’s older than 9, he seems like he’s been here forever! 😉 Yesterday we had a birthday party at a laser zone place, and today all he’s asked for is Taco’s for dinner 🙂 Love this little kid! X

This week was a bit of a blur… kids activities have had me running from one thing to the next. You know when you can’t really remember the days, but you just know they’ve been busy? I said to my husband last night “this time last week we were on a cruise ship!” Couldn’t believe it was a week ago. Time flies! I have a 12...

Happy 12th Birthday to my gorgeous, happy, smoochy, sporty kid – Cruise! I can’t believe that today I have a 12 year old kid in my house. 🙂 Today is going to be such a fun day! We have some things planned with our footy club over lunch and then this afternoon we’re braving the public pool with 35 kids (boys and...

You all know I have 3 of the little dudes, but I’ve noticed things are changing around here… They’re growing up… derrr of course they are, but with that comes a whole new world for me! I’m losing my coolness. Big time. She’s slowly slipping away… Cruise is turning 12 in 2 weeks and he’s sucked the coolness right outta...

Hiya! Long time no see… where have the days gone? We’re racing towards the finish line (aka back to school!)… We normally head to Narooma every year for a little holiday. We’ve been going for about 6 years I think. Usually it’s around Christmas time, but this year we headed down there for the Australia Day weekend...

Morning! So the New Year celebrations are over and I’ve returned home to start thinking about the year ahead… We’ve just had 3 nights away camping. Not glamping, but serious camping. Not sure I really loved it though! It was dusty and windy and there was no water, electricity, toilets or showers so it was pretty rough!...

It was a lovely Christmas Day at my house yesterday. I had 30-something people for lunch and everyone chipped in and helped, so it went smoothly! We even managed to get a family photo… it’s not often we get those! My brother has been overseas for almost 2 years so it was good to see him. Some of my cousins...

My boys finish up school next Tuesday so the reports, photos and work books start to overflow from their school bags… I was reflecting on how this year has been for them. It’s been a good one that I want to remember. I’m proud of them. Each year I usually have one child who doesn’t really love their teacher, but this...

My weekends always start with “what can we do today?” The answer “nothing” is almost like a swear word. The look of horror that comes over their faces is hilarious and there is never any rest in our house. So, of course we HAD to go fishing yesterday. Plus I couldn’t get out of this one, I was long overdue, so I sucked it...

This has been the majority of what my school holidays looked like… They’re great kids, but geez it’s been busy. I’m tired and I’m done and I’m broke! One more day, and I can get back to working, cleaning and routine. Bring it on! 😉 How were your holidays?

A few weeks ago I was alerted to competition on Facebook where Escape Travel was searching for a blogger to take a few family holidays and write about it. It looked pretty good and very exciting, so one afternoon I decided to enter… It didn’t take me long to come up with the answers… it was really easy writing about my...

I have never really been a member of a committee. I am not sure why? Maybe it’s because I am usually time poor… that’s what most of us say isn’t it? But I guess you need to find something you’re passionate about before signing on to be a committee member? I am always happy to help out at the School Fete, speak at an...

Can we pause time? My babies are no longer babies… Cruise is 11 + a half, Chevy will be 7 next week and Tex is 8 and a half. I am feeling old and don’t know where the years have gone. I worry that we’re always racing through life and we’ll forget to savour the little memories. I think this is why I blog – so I can...

Morning! How was your weekend? If you stalk follow me on Instagram you’ll see that my weekend was consumed by football! It was a rather busy (and freezing) weekend… Saturday was spent at a carnival for rugby league. My boys played like little superstars (I was freezing and numb by the time I got home!). If you’ve...

Morning! Thanks for stopping by today… Yesterday my boys and I headed out for a big walk/ride. I put on my backpack with filled with drinks, my camera and the keys. It was a lovely sunny day, but freezing! It didn’t take long to warm up though. We headed down to Lake Albert then across to the bike jumps and home again....

If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you will know I have 3 boys. So, there is not a lot of pink in this house! And because I have 3 boys, I find it hard to come up with 3 different boy designs. I wanted them all to have different looking rooms and rooms that suit their personality. I am a big believer in having...

Ever heard a song that is just wrong, but it’s so catchy? 2 weeks ago I downloaded a bunch of new songs to my iphone. I am a real Top-40 sucker and love new music. My kids and I pump out all the new tunes in the car when we’re driving to and from school. I downloaded a song by DJ Havana Brown called Big Banana. I...

1. 2 x holes in the wall 2. 1 x hole in a friend’s wall 3. Lost 3 x good cricket balls 4. Carpets need shampooing 5. 100 x dishwasher tablets are gone 6. The toilet has been over-powered by that urine smell 7. 1 x pump bottle of sunscreen has been used 8. Maccas saw us every second day for slushies or 30 cent cones...