Category Archives: Mothers

A picture is worth a hundred words 

  
My nephew is back!! We are so happy to have him home, we have all missed him so much, but no one has missed him more than my sister. 
After 4 months being overseas visiting the other half of his family he has finally returned. 

I just love these photos that I snapped of the two of them at the airport, every time I look at them it warms my heart and puts an instant smile on my face. 

   
   

That Sugar App

  
I discovered a cool little App called “That Sugar App” that tells you how many teaspoons of sugar there are in a particular food or snack or drink by simply scanning the barcode!!

This free App is a great way to monitor your daily sugar intake and very handy for pre packaged school snacks, it helps to take the guess work out of what to pack in your kids lunch boxes by disclosing just how much sugar content each item contains.

Words parents should never use 

So turns out I am too old to use certain words – who would have thought?? But according to my teenage son – who by the way knows absolutely everything – there are just some words that old parents such as myself should never use because and I quote “they are young words and you are old”
These words include : Hectic, Cool, Dude and Dog – what the??
Apparently all these words and many others, do not mean the same thing to teenagers that they mean to us old or older folk!! 

It’s hard because on the outside I may not look like a teenager anymore but somewhere deep inside I still remember what it was like being one and at times I even feel like I did when I was one. Thank goodness I now have teenagers to remind me that my young days are long gone!! 

My mum is the best!!! 

  
It’s official I have the worlds greatest mum!!! My parents came in to see me at work today bearing yummy gifts.
A delicious split pea soup that my mum had made with her own home made croutons!! Yummm 

Not only was she thoughtful enough to bring it in to work for me, but she also brought me a spoon in case we didn’t have one at work and salt and pepper in little satchels!! Awwwww 

Perfect lunch for a cold winters day filled with delicious home made goodness and packed with love as only a mother can. 

 

The last time

  
I was reminded of this beautiful poem today when I hugged and kissed my son at soccer. He had been to a sleepover at his friends since Friday night (first time he has stayed somewhere else for two nights – aside from the grandparents or school camp) and I had missed him so much. It occurred to me that this would probably be the last time that he would want me to hug and kiss him in public – he is growing up quickly, at his age, his brother would have been horrified at that sort of public display in front of his friends – that’s why I guess I’m feeling a little melancholy.

The last time 

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, 

you will never be the same.

You might long for the person you were before, 

When you have freedom and time,

And nothing in particular to worry about.

You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,

And days will run into days that are exactly the same,

Full of feedings and burping,

Nappy changes and crying,

Whining and fighting,

Naps or a lack of naps,

It might seem like a never-ending cycle.
But don’t forget …

There is a last time for everything.

There will come a time when you will feed

your baby for the very last time.

They will fall asleep on you after a long day

And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.
One day you will carry them on your hip then set them down,

And never pick them up that way again.

You will scrub their hair in the bath one night

And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.

They will hold your hand to cross the road,

Then never reach for it again.

They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,

And it will be the last night you ever wake to this.
One afternoon you will sing “the wheels on the bus”

and do all the actions,

Then never sing them that song again.

They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,

The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.

You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.

They will run to you with arms raised for the very last time.
The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time

Until there are no more times.

And even then, it will take you a while to realise.
So while you are living in these times,

remember there are only so many of them

and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them.

For one last time.
-Author Unknown-

The miracle of life 

The miracle of life is just mind blowing!! Today I got to meet the newest members of our family two beautiful precious little princess, so perfect in every way. It brought back memories of my own children. It seems so long ago now that they were this little, this sweet and this peaceful.

Anyone who has teenagers will tell you that being a parent can be very very challenging at times, and it is so easy to forget that this self centred, self absorbed, grumpy person was once a tiny bundle of joy.
Today I had a flashback of when my babies were newborns, and it was lovely and sweet and for the teeniest tiniest moment I felt a little clucky.
   
 

Mums are awesome!! 

The new ducted heating system is making us all happy.  The house is finally beautiful and warm. The unit is quiet and efficient almost perfect!  I say almost, because for some reason Madelyn’s room is still cold. There does not seem to be any air coming up through the duct in her floor.

 I called the little man last week to ask him to come out and have a look and he said he would, so today I called again to see how he got on. Apparently he hasn’t been out and is not planning to either.  In his opinion, the bedrooms do not need to be too warm and I quote “haven’t I already paid enough?”  What the??? He said that if they go under the house to check for a squashed or blocked vent it could cause damage and will no doubt cost us. But wouldn’t you think that for just under $4000 you should have heating in every room in the house?

But I was not up to fighting today, I didn’t have the energy or the willpower,  lucky for me my mum was, and she called him and gave him a piece of her mind. So now tomorrow the little man is coming to have a look and hopefully rectify the problem.
Mum’s are awesome they are a one man/ woman army and my mum is the best.
Thanks mummy xx