Choo-Choo-Choo, Pie Turns Two.

It was the birthday party that ended with the birthday boy in the emergency department. I thought he’d be at least 15 before that happened!! More on that later, let’s start at the beginning… The prep.I’m usually pretty organised when it comes to planning the boys’ birthday parties, but with the outbreak of COVID19, we […]

Staying at home. But not at home. Our interstate lockdown during the COVID19 pandemic.

Lockdown in our bayside Melbourne townhouse. With 2 VERY high energy boys. And only a small courtyard. With no kindergarten. Or playgrounds. With our local beaches closed. And chilly Melbourne weather. It would not have been fun. And there’s no guarantee I wouldn’t have sold one of them on eBay (with contactless pick up, of […]

DIY Toy Shelf.

Our toy shelf was getting a bit cramped so we decided it was time to build another one for the other side of the boys’ playroom. And by that of course I mean, I decided it was time for daddy to build another one. I can never bring myself to spend a lot of money […]

Pie’s toddler room.

I think there’s a certain moment in your child’s life that every mama will remember – the moment you look at your baby and realise they’re not a baby anymore. They’ve suddenly morphed into this little person, no longer an infant entirely dependent on you, but an independent child capable of doing so much more […]

Road tripping Australia. Part 4 – The Byron Bay detour.

So how did we end up detouring from Western Australia to Byron Bay? Well it went a little something like this. Michael – Why don’t we detour 3,500kms and spend 10 days in Byron Bay?Me – Ok, lets do that.. *Thinks to self – “He’s clearly forgotten how much shopping I did last time we […]

Road tripping Australia. Part 3 – The Nullarbor drama.

The Nullarbor. The name “Nullarbor” literally means “no trees”. And it’s pretty accurate. This giant stretch of arid land stretches 1100km wide across South Australia and Western Australia and is more or less the only way to reach Perth from the East without detouring 3000km or taking some pretty serious 4WD tracks. I’ve heard it […]

Road tripping Australia. Part 2 – The Eyre & Yorke Peninsulas.

If I thought South Australia’s beaches were beautiful during the first part of this trip, well these two peninsulas certainly blew my expectations! I had thought we’d be waiting for Western Australia before we hit the turquoise water and fine white sand, but I was wrong! Honestly, South Australia’s pristine beaches may just be this […]

Road tripping Australia. Part 1 – Limestone Coast, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

So this was supposed to be a Melbourne to Perth return road trip, but due to the devastating bushfires that Australia experienced this summer, we had to change plans mid-trip. I’ll get to that, but for now let’s start at the beginning… About a year ago, I had this crazy idea that we should buy […]

How we gently sleep trained Archie Pie.

I’ve had a huge response to our blog on sleep school and a lot of questions about the method we’ve used to gently sleep train Archie Pie, so rather than repeating myself a thousand times, I thought I’d do this post outlining the steps we used to go from co-sleeping and breastfeeding to sleep (and […]

Diary of a sleep school dropout.

So we did it. That thing I said we’d never do. Archer and I went to sleep school! Flynn was always a great sleeper. He took a dummy from just a few days old and easily settled himself off to sleep with it. He’d nap for 4 hours most mornings and an hour again in […]