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The Super Whites
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Winter solstice.
Winter solstice.

This is a blog post that could have been all about how perfect our family is, what a brilliant Mum I am and how Ron and I are so good at parenting. Instead it’s the truth. Parenting has been a challenge recently. We were all horribly sick for a week a month ago and everything […]

Milestones of a different nature – goodbye nummies.
Milestones of a different nature - goodbye nummies.

We have had lots of milestones in the White house over the last few months, first day at school, first sports awards, first wobbly tooth and first visit from the toothfairy followed very quickly by the second visit from the toothfairy! Mostly they have been positive and happy milestones, although a little tinged with emotion, […]

Angel.
Angel.

This time of year is fraught with emotion as it is. Now throw in a rare astrological event and an end of year preschool Christmas concert and its all too much to cope with. Amy is not herself, she sobbed desperately when we left her at preschool after her concert and this afternoon when I […]

Oh wow.

I had actually managed to forget about one of the very worst side-effects of saying goodbye to my parents after each visit. Somehow I have been able to completely block out the desperateness that is two small children who miss their Gogga and Packet. Phew, its exhausting. Stella had another EPIC tantrum this morning after […]

Life lessons.
Life lessons.

I learnt a valuable parenting lesson yesterday, when I was least expecting to. A series of events meant that all four of us were in the car together last night, on our way home, in a rush so I could get to bootcamp, when the car blew up. Ok, ok so it wasn’t nearly so […]

Feed me……

Things my children have eaten today in no particular order: a raw crumpet a bowl of nutrigrain with milk a whole mango a banana a bowl of yogurt a packet of instant noodles a whole punnet of strawberries half a bag of bacon cheese ball (crisp/chip type things) two strawberry milks a piece of cheese […]

These things.
These things.

I have been preoccupied with a few things this week, nothing serious, just stuff that I can’t seem to work through and get past. When I feel anxious I know that the best thing for me to do is shut the lid on my laptop and spend more time with my family. And so thats […]

A better day.
A better day.

My soundtrack for the day has been Coldplay’s latest single Every Teardrop is a waterfall…. its wonderful, takes me right back to the good old days of early Coldplay and my life in London, meeting Ron, moving in together, sunny afternoons on Clapham Common, warm summer nights at The Sun, pints of beer. Happiness. Its […]

After.
After.

After last week’s post about THE SHOES, I got an email from my Mum which really got me thinking. There has been lots of sadness and negativity around lately, lots of bad things happening to good people and in particular some close friends of my Mum’s. A friend had a hip replacement and then a […]

Stop and smile

One of my favourite bloggers, Kate at Picklebums, wrote an excellent post recently about how to stop yelling at your kids. Go over here to her blog and read. Then come back. Ok? Are you back now? Her post really resonated with me. I never used to be a yeller. I don’t remember ever really having to […]

Mortification
Mortification

Ron was still feeling rough on Monday morning when he woke up, 4th day of the virus. He went straight back to bed and I made a Dr’s app for the earliest time available, Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning comes around, mad rush to get us all out of the house before 8.15am to get Ron […]

Same, same but different.
Same, same but different.

The main thing that Ron and I took away from the 45 minute assessment we had with the speech pathologist last Tuesday, was that although we have two daughters, we need to parent them as though we had one ape and one donkey. (Don’t make me tell you which daughter is which!) It was an […]

Taking the next step
Taking the next step

With all the excitement and build-up to the #AusBlogCon2011, I neglected to update the blog about Stella’s hearing test on Friday. It comes as no suprise that she passed with flying colours. Her hearing system is working perfectly, her middle ear is fully functional and there is absolutely no cause for concern with the amount […]

Grown-up dilemmas
Grown-up dilemmas

Last week was a hardcore parenting week. Amy is back to throwing massive hissy fits whenever I say no and Stella has decided to traumatise me by ingesting money and burning up with a 40 degree temperatue. Parenting right now feels like the same battle, different day, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat. I have lots of […]

Talking about talking
Talking about talking

Stella is now 22 months old and still not talking. It is probably a good time to provide the back story for the sake of record keeping. I have only mentioned Stella’s speech a few times on the blog, back when she was 9 months old and Amy started preschool for the first time I […]

Food.
Food.

Still talking food. Please tell me friends, how do you get your children to eat an adventurous and varied diet? Seriously. How often do you cook mushrooms? I don’t like raw mushrooms but I love cooked mushrooms, but even so, no mushrooms on my meal plan for the last few months. So why am I […]

Parenting – added bonus
Parenting - added bonus

There are many things about parenting that I didn’t anticipate, the fact that child vomit and wee and poo is not nearly as retch-inducing as I thought it would be, the fact that sleep is something a person can actually manage without and that even though my life is more different that I had capacity […]

What a difference a year makes

Do you remember this day last year? When my little girl went off to preschool for the first time? I do. I can’t believe a whole year has past. Amy has been looking forward to returning to preschool. Its been a strange transition for her, just last week we saw two of her friends who […]

Milestones – proud parents

Today was a very special day. Amy performed in her first ever dance concert. She did two dances in her group of girls and boys aged 3-5 and she was a star! It was an emotional milestone for me, this morning I had to do her hair up in pony tails with curls and the […]

Splish, splash

Recently a friend in the UK asked me about swimming lessons for my girls (Hi Carol! *waves*) which was perfect timing because the girls just started a term of lessons two weeks ago. My friend was asking about water safety here in Oz and teaching children to swim. I have an opinion about this, but […]

Family antics

Its Ron’s birthday this weekend and we are going to go away for the night, just us four. Ron’s uncle has a caravan down the coast in a lovely, secluded beachside town. I am looking forward to playing on the beach with the girls and sharing a bottle or two of red wine with Ron […]

Once a week?

Maybe I should aim to post once a week, that way I won’t be disappointed! I cannot explain to you how busy I am right now, its been such an incredible week. A photoshoot last Friday, another this Monday and then I spent Tuesday and Wednesday doing a workshop with seven other photographers under the […]

Should I? Shouldn’t I?

I already posted this on facebook but can I actually do this to my girls? On facebook the comments were mixed, some say absolutely NO. Others say its adorable, of course I can. I am conflicted, I really, really want to dress my girls in these outfits but I can’t bring myself to and I […]

Park life

The girls and I have been waiting for a new playground to open up near Ron’s work in Parramatta for what feels like months now! Finally the day we have been anticipating, the park is open. First thing that annoys me is the only parking is ticketed. Hmmm. I know these Parramatta rangers, they are […]

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