Parenting archive

I became a parent in November 2009 and, as the cliché goes, my world turned upside down. PHP posts turned to pregnancy, midnight gaming turned to midnight (and 1am, and 2am, and ...) feeds. Here lies documented tales of poop, boobs, toddler tantrums and the nitty gritty that goes with being Mum.

Beware of the Tomato Ketchup!

Having had my root canal done on Monday to try and fix my dodgy tooth, I’ve been sticking to soft foods all week to give it chance to settle properly. Decidedly hungry I got the bag of frozen chips out the freezer, and happened upon some onion rings too. I stuck the chips in the… read more →

Photo Friday: Happiness Is…

When I received the photo friday ‘happiness is…’ email this morning, immediately I thought of my niece eating the fondant out of her Cadbury’s Creme Egg yesterday. It made her happy, and it made me grin like a complete prat (I do that a lot ’round my niece). Anyway, as her parents don’t agree with… read more →

My Darling Niece

I didn’t go into work today because I wasn’t feeling great and instead, spent most of the day munching on dry toast to get over the sicky feeling in my tummy. Anyway, come this afternoon I was feeling a bit better so decided to pop to the shop and drop some CDs in for my… read more →

A Mixed Bag

It’ll come as no surprise to most of you that Dooce’s recent entry on potty training immediately made me think of my niece. She has, over the past few weeks, started down the road of learning to poop in her potty (Charlie, that is, not Dooce/Heather). It is quite early, from what I’ve heard, but… read more →

Happy Birthday Charlie

It’s my niece’s birthday today. Hardly feels like yesterday that I was scooping Charlotte up in my arms and watching as she opened her tiny eyes and looked at me for the first time, and yet there she was today ripping gift wrap off her hundreds of presents and chasing people around with her fairy… read more →

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!

I’m home. Well, actually, that’s a lie, I’m at work and I’ve finished for the day so I have nothing better to do for the next hour until Karl finishes and picks me up. That’s not the point.. The holiday was good. A nice break away from things — from silly whingy people, the Internet… read more →

Fucking Farce!

Talk about a cock-up. Excuse my profanities.. I’m incredibly pissed off. While Karl and I don’t usually do anything for Valentines Day (meh, just another day to me) we decided to do the 20 minute drive to the local supermarket to pick up a bottle of wine and some quick grub (and some chocolate, for… read more →

Jem Wants a Job

It’s been a while since I updated you all on what’s going on in my life therefore I figured I might as well post… I quit my voluntary job on Friday — the one I’ve been doing since they stopped paying me in September. What with job searching and ‘stuff’ I’ve not had the time… read more →

Birthday Business

I had a nice birthday weekend. :) It was arranged for my Dad to come and visit me, in secret. Unfortunately that meant he had to see my siblings too, who spent a large portion of the weekend shouting and screaming in competition with each other. It’s still illegal to kill off siblings. Damn! I… read more →