I miss working outside the home

There, I said it. Yeah yeah, I’m a poster girl for work at home mums, running the community and all that shit. I am supposed to be helping mums stay at home and work etc etc. But it’s not what I wanted, it’s not what I see as a solution long term. When I read… read more →

Bla bla bla

This weekend marks the first of a 6 week break for summer and since Izz went down to 3 day term-time only nursery this means that I’ll actually have to parent two children full time for more than a few days. Oh, and do my share of the housework and build my web empire at… read more →

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The costs of budgeting

In my moan about selling on eBay I touched upon something important I’ve discovered about budgeting: the time spent planning and plotting a budget is not always outweighed by money saved. Things have been pretty hectic here lately. You know, the usual stuff: a 1 year old, 3 year old, household chores and trying to… read more →

Risk

A couple of weeks ago I watched a bloke put his daughter / granddaughter, who is the same age as Isabel, in the front passenger seat of his car & drive off. No booster seat, no car seat. I think he only put the seatbelt on her because I was staring in disbelief (he didn’t… read more →

Funny

…how I spend most days with a million and one things to write about, and when I get 5 minutes to write them down my head empties and all I can think to write about is a single solitary “bugger.”… read more →

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One thing after another

I’m taking a moment to moan. “What’s new?” I hear you cry! I know, I know, so much for the ‘Acknowledge one positive from every day’ goal in 13 things for 2013 (and I still haven’t told you what I decided to do for #13!) Must fix the tiny text on that post. And the… read more →

Free Our Kids project

I’ve been watching the Free Our Kids project with some interest over the past few weeks and my feelings are a mixture of ‘hoorah’ (for the effort) and a smug ‘so what?!’ I don’t mean to be smug, really. I am genuinely interested in what Harriet is trying to do, but overwhelmingly I feel like… read more →

Comfort Shopping

I realised yesterday that I’ve been comfort spending over the past few weeks. It’s somewhat ironic that a shopping hater would reach out to shopping to fill a gap where my sanity once was, but I guess it’s easy to click your mouse button a few times when you compare it packing a toddler and… read more →

Demotivated

I know I’ve been a right miserable bugger lately and I promise that this will pass soon and I will be back to my normal … oh wait, no, that’s right, I’ve always been a miserable bugger :p So what’s my moan about today? I just need to ramble on about how demotivated I am… read more →