Everyday happiness. No big thing.

Finding your tiny moments of happy

“But Mummy doesn’t laugh.” I don't even remember the context of the conversation that my eight year old was having with her Dad when I overheard the words but they stung and they've been replaying themselves over and over in my head in the days since. It's not that I can't see her … [Read more...]

What are you failing at right now?

What do you feel like you are completely failing at right now? How do you plan to overcome the obstacles in your way? Join the conversation.

And what are you going to do about it? I am pretty sure that most of us have other mothers that we are totally jealous of look in amazement at because they so totally have their act together in a way that we just don't. It might be the mum with the totally clean house or the one who throws … [Read more...]

Tweet Yourself! A Giveaway for US Readers


Today I am excited to share a fabulous giveaway! I've teamed up with a group of awesome bloggers to offer a big thank you to my US based readers. Here are the sure to read through and enter, it's such a fabulous prize! How often do you hear people say,  “You need take time for … [Read more...]

Celebrating Motherhood

Motherhood ft

This post is sponsored by BIG W. Motherhood. Isn’t it funny how one word can mean so many different things to different people, with our own personal definition shaped by our own experiences – of being mothered and, for many, of being a mother. I recently asked some of my fabulous blogging mum … [Read more...]

15 Mother’s Day Gifts Preschoolers Can Make

Mothers Day Gifts Preschoolers Can Make as featured at Childhood 101

Following on from the first Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make gift guide for toddlers, this collection of ideas is suitable for the slightly older preschooler group - or children aged around 3-5 years. Of course, this recommendation is a guide only so feel free to look through the listed suggestion … [Read more...]

11 Mother’s Day Gifts to Make with Toddlers

Mothers Day Gifts to Make With Toddlers featured on Childhood 101

One of the things I love about being a mother is the gorgeous little handwritten notes and handmade gifts my girls present me with, at anytime of year. However, with Mother's Day just around the corner I know many Childhood 101 readers will be looking for inspiration for gifts to make with the small … [Read more...]

Quotes on Motherhood

Motherhood Quotes Jane Seymour

I've been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. About the reality of what type of mother I am and what type of mother I would ultimately like to be, for as much as I know my girls love me just the way I am, there is no denying that I am most definitely a work in progress. As I often find, there … [Read more...]

Our Day in Pictures: Settling Into Life With Two Children


This post is by regular contributor Kylie Gardner of Octavia and Vicky. Our days are full and busy - and that's how we like them! Like most children, Pebble has a lot of energy to burn. She does not tolerate staying still for too long and boredom is the enemy. She will play on her own for little … [Read more...]