• health

    No more excuses! Eek!

    image I have a confession to make. For a few years now, I’ve been making excuses. Excuses for not exercising enough. Well, it was more like one big excuse made up of lots of little ones. In a nutshell, it went like this: I’d be so much more awesome at this if I had a treadmill.  It was this one obstacle that I liked to believe was the reason for not being active enough and not losing enough weight to feel truly healthy. Except, now I have a treadmill. Yep. I found a second hand one on Gumtree (the online trading post – kind of like Australia’s Craigslist for those not…

  • just some thoughts,  travel,  Uncategorized

    Sydney is only a day away.

    Somebody. Pinch me. Tomorrow, I will be in Sydney. For a few nights. Child free. And while I’ve been very excited about it, and feeling a little guilty about not feeling guilty (haha), I think my nervous stomach (blergh) has betrayed me. This will be the longest I’ve ever left the Little Mister for. It’s not a super long time (not even a week – four nights), but it’s new to us. Of course, he will be fine with his dad. This could actually be quite good for the both of us. Still, it’s weird. The best thing that could happen is that I have a great time and miss…

  • health,  milestones,  Uncategorized,  What We've Been Up To

    Leaving him at day care and finding myself.

    Oh hey, here I am trying to pretend that taking selfies comes naturally…oh the awkwardness!   This week marked the Little Mister’s second time at day care.The first time (last week) I put him in for just a half day to ease him in gently. He was so excited when we got there. He wanted to run off and play and he remembered it from the time we’d come to suss it out and sign him up (he’d been allowed to mingle while I talked to the staff and filled out paperwork). He was asking the carers (he calls them his teachers) if he could go play in the cars…

  • travel,  Uncategorized

    Camping 2015: A-maze-balls.

      While we were away camping earlier this month, Mr Unprepared’s dream finally came true. He’d waited 3 years and finally, it happened. We visited a maze. Yep. He’d been going on and on and on about it for years, but it had never worked out. Something always stopped us from going. The weather, time limitations, you name it haha. He was probably starting to lose hope, poor guy! This time around, we were lucky enough to squeeze it in on our last day. My dad decided to come along, while my mum opted to sit in a comfy seat in the maze’s cafe and read the paper – not…

  • just some thoughts,  Parenting

    Starting day care for the first time – the what ifs and the possibilities.

    image The Little Mister starts day care for the first time this week and while I’ve been excited at the thought of free time (ha – let’s see how long that lasts with the possibility of casual work and all the tasks that pile up each week), I am starting to get really nervous! Despite the fact that he is SO ready and I know he’s going to thoroughly enjoy being the little social butterfly that he is, I am still freaking out a little….because I’m me. We’re sending him once a week (with the possibility of twice by the end of the year), to help him prepare for 3…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  milestones

    Upside Down…and the Little Mister’s moving day.

    This post was inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x About the photo: We-ell. There’s not much to this one. I literally took a selfie upside down. But then my phone corrected it. So I had to rotate it. I wasn’t actually upside down, because no-one wants to see that. Also, I’m sure you would have known that because my hair doesn’t work against gravity that well. I am not one of those people who looks attractive while upside down (not to mention ALL the filters because I look very plain and tired today). You don’t need to see my cheeks eating my eyes. Nom nom…

  • travel

    Day 1: Singapore.

    For the next while, I will be blogging as much as I can about our recent trip to Singapore, South Korea and Japan. I can’t guarantee everything will be in order or that it will always make sense, but I’ll do my best! If there is anything you’d like to know more about, feel free to ask questions!   Getting to see Singapore was very exciting for me as I had never been outside of the Changi airport before. We were stopping overnight both ways to break up the flights and to avoid taking the Little Mister long haul all at once. It counted as a connecting flight so we…

  • Little Mister,  milestones,  Uncategorized

    Underrated toddler milestones.

    I have to be honest. All ‘terrible twos’ jokes aside, I have really enjoyed the Little Mister’s toddlerhood so far (key words so far…don’t want to jinx it). It’s a fun age where a little person can suddenly explore the world like they never could before. There is so much wonder and curiosity. There are new ways to communicate and express feelings. The start of understanding yours. Saying funny things. Learning new ways to move. Dancing so freely. They’re still so little that almost everything they do is cute. Just like babyhood, there are rapid changes and milestones galore. There are the usual ones, like first steps and the first time…

  • just some thoughts,  Uncategorized,  updates,  What We've Been Up To

    It’s getting real.

    image So it’s really happening. The flights were booked and paid for yesterday. This means that in roughly 3 months’ time, we are headed to both South Korea and Japan. With my parents, my brother and a two and a half year old. What could possibly go wrong? *hyperventilates* This is really exciting and it’s a trip we have talked about doing for years, but we never managed to get our timing right as a bigger family group. You see, my brother and I were adopted (separately – 3 years apart) as babies from Korea, and despite showing little to no interest in where we were born for most of…

  • just some thoughts,  Parenting,  Uncategorized

    A letter to myself BC (Before Child).

    Pic Dear Kez Before Kids, Future Kez here – Kez with Kid. Reporting from 2014 as a mother of a very gorgeous, active and bright 2 old. See, even as you’re reading this letter, you’re thinking, “How do you know your kid is gorgeous and bright? That’s a little bit up yourself. When I have kids, I’m not going to describe my kid like that. It’s probably just a normal sh*tty kid. You’re just one of those mothers who’s gotten sucked into thinking that your child is the best ever. Yuck.” Well, I’ve got news for you. You will be biased as f*ck once you have your own child. I’m…