We took our son to get his haircut. He is 4 years old and hasn't been to the hairdresser for a long time. For the past 2 years he has been growing his hair out "like Dad" because he wanted to be like his Dad. We went through all the stages of hair growth; that … Continue reading We took our Son to get his Haircut
Dear Son, We are moving house. In the 9 years since you were born, you and I have shared 13 different addresses. We have lived with family, friends and on our own and every time we have moved, I have watched your expression change from disappointment to acceptance as you put on a brave face … Continue reading Dear Son, We are moving house.
This is my husband. He arrived home a couple of hours ago. Its 2.53pm. He works FIFO (fly in, fly out) He started work at 6 o'clock last night and worked through until he boarded a plane at 9 this morning. After his flight he drove over … Continue reading FIFO Myth Busting – what I think about some of the sh*t people say.
I've spoken before about the loss of identity that comes with parenting. Its a strange phenomenon. On one hand you become so much more than you were before, you become someone you never imagined you could be. You do things you didn't know you were capable of. You become so strong and so resilient and … Continue reading Finding your thing.
"I am not the fun parent. I’m the every day, the mundane, the emotional labour drudge. I’m grateful for it, but I’m exhausted by it. There is very little that is exciting about me, because I’m always here." Its my day off today. The little one is in daycare while the older one is in … Continue reading I’m the “everyday” – so days with Mum will never compare to days with Dad.