• getting silly

    I hope you won’t think less of me.

    Look. I have a confession. I know it will probably change the way you think of me forever, but I just have to come clean. I’ve tried to make it right many times throughout my adult life, but it just hasn’t come together as I’d hoped. I DON’T LIKE CURRY. pic Yep. I’ll let that sink in. I don’t like curry. I don’t like the flavour and I don’t like it when it’s really spicy. Even if it’s kind of mild, I will be all like, “WTF? This is MILD? Yeah. Right. More like BURNS ME HOT.” I don’t like red curry, yellow curry, green curry or any other coloured…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  milestones,  Uncategorized

    A piece of cake?

    pic When I planned the Little Mister’s 2nd birthday party, I did not have many big ideas. I just wanted a simple family gathering at our house. I didn’t feel the need to pay hundreds of dollars on catering or decorations. I didn’t want to spend hundreds of hours making some kind of Pinterest fantasy come true. I’ve always considered myself to be pretty bullish*t immune when it comes to this stuff and as my husband and I had exhausted ourselves providing a ridiculous (although successful) sit down meal for the Little Mister’s 1st birthday party, we decided to take it easy this year (we never want to see that…

  • health,  Uncategorized

    Falling off the wagon.

    So, remember that time when I was all like, “Look at me, guys! I’m getting all fit and losing weight and stuff!” ? I was exercising like a demon – daily! I was counting my calories and my husband was joining in. It was going great guns! Throw in the passing of my beloved grandfather, Easter, a trip interstate (where you’re eating socially a lot), an injury and a few other breaks to the usual routine…well, suddenly every day┬ábecomes ‘cheat day’! Basically, I am confessing to the fact that I have fallen off the good eating + exercise bandwagon. Hard. I still weigh just under 3kg less than I did…

  • getting silly,  Uncategorized

    Kez’s Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe (hrmm).

    Pic So, every year my husband and I do the same old dance around what the 14th of February means to us. We bitch and whine about how it’s a big, icky pink and red mess of commercialism at its best, but then we look at each other (usually always at the last minute) with raised eyebrows…could we? Should we? Would it be so bad? Thing is, I’m not one of those chicks who says, “Don’t worry about it this year…you don’t have to get me anything” and then gets mad when their partner doesn’t get them anything. I’m seriously non-plussed about the whole thing. I just read the disgusting…

  • helping others,  just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    It was just one of those days.

    Pic Do you ever have “one of those” days? The ones where strange things keep happening and you start to take it all a little personally? As a parent, I have those days on and off all the time. The exact same events could play out on any given day and you can laugh it off and think, “Well, that was hilarious! Carry on, then!” and on another day those same events can feel like utter crap, making you doubt everything you believed about yourself as a parent. A couple of weeks ago I noticed on my twitter and facebook feeds that other baby mamas like myself were struggling from…

  • health

    A reality check and my weight loss non-plan plan.

    Pic OK, so I’ve been procrastinating about writing this post for a bit too long now. You see, I didn’t want to put it out there, because then I might have to actually become accountable or make some sort of plan…but, dammit, I am going to say it out loud (figuratively speaking) right here! I, my friends, have put on a leeetle too much weight this winter and I am going to have to do something about it. There. I said it. I have this (weirdly specific) scary weight of 63.8kg and I am slowly (but all too steadily) approaching it. It’s a long story but that’s the most I’ve…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister,  milestones,  Uncategorized

    It’s messy and it’s moving!

    Pic: My house after a meal with the Little Mister So the Little Mister is almost eight and a half months old. Where the hell has that time gone? How can each day be so long, but the weeks (and months) so short? Each time he reaches a new milestone I feel torn between grieving the gorgeous little baby ways he’s moved on from and shouting to the rooftops about how amazed and impressed I am with how he is growing and developing before my very eyes! This seems to be a crazy time of his little life! He’s developing so fast it’s all a blur! He’s less like an…

  • getting silly,  pregnancy,  updates

    Reporting from a fresh produce aisle near you.

    Pic I don’t know why, but one day some time in the past some lady, man or lady man decided that the perfect way to describe a growing foetus would be to compare the size or weight of all future human babies with fruit and vege. I personally have found it quite odd. Is there anyone else out there who questions this? Or am I just an annoying question asking punk? Perhaps it’s all designed to make us pregnant ladies (and our unlucky partners, friends and relatives) feel like it must be something healthy and nutritious(?) we’re cooking away in our biological ovens. You know, it’s all so pure and…

  • getting silly

    Bear Grylls – Hot or Not?

    Look. At some point while hanging out with your girlfriends, the topic of Bear Grylls‘ levels of attractiveness is going to come up. Or is that just me and my friends? …Anyhow, the question is: Does he turn you on red hot *bow chicka wow wow*, or leave you cold *brrrr*? I personally can see both sides of the argument. Let me dissect this issue further for you: Bear Grylls is Hot Because: He has that Caveman Appeal. He takes us back to the days when the most important characteristics of a man were his survival instincts and his ability to hunt and gather. And nothing says hunter gatherer like…