• Happy List,  Uncategorized

    The Happy List #10

      It’s that time of the week again! Yep, the time when I get to list the things that made me happy this past week – a reminder to appreciate the little things. It also gets me in a positive frame of mind before starting a new week. Here goes… Beautiful weather This is definitely at the top of my list. Yesterday, we had an uncharacteristically beautiful winter’s day. We’re not just talking sunshine. We’re talking 24 degrees (Celsius), no cold bite to the breeze and summer vibes. Blue skies. A buzz in the air, like it was making everyone collectively happy. Oh, I wish I could have bottled it.…

  • Happy List

    The Happy List #9

      The time has come to think about the stuff that made me happy in the past week. Things are getting slightly better around here. I had a week where I fought off my old frenemy anxiety (haaaave you met Patrice?), but I think I’m starting to come out the other side. The Little Mister hasn’t been sick all week (probably jinxing it yet again but what the hell). It’s August. I’m starting to see light at the end of this wintery tunnel. A Saturday sleep in This never happens. In fact, I technically didn’t sleep in, but I love having the ability to get up on my own terms…

  • updates

    I’ve moved…kind of.

      image source Hey, everybody. It’s been quite the week for this little old blog here. Guess what?! We’re self hosted now, y’all. If you have no idea what I’m on about, don’t worry. That kind of makes two of us. Trust me. I have learnt some things this week, I tell ya. Basically, it means this space is all mine now. ALL MINE. Mu ha ha. Who knows what further mischief I can get up to now? I hope it’s not too much trouble to ask you all to make sure that you are subscribing to… http://awesomelyunprepared.com  and that the links you have for me are all up to date!…

  • just some thoughts,  milestones,  Parenting

    No dummy.

    So it happened. Yesterday morning. He coughed and it fell in the toilet. And that was that. Yep. After months of wondering when the right time would be to tackle the Little Mister’s giving up of the dummy/pacifier/binky/soother (whatever you know it as), fate sorted it out for me quick smart. The Little Mister is 3 years and 4 months old(ish). He has had a dummy for sleep time for most of his life. Until he got all of his teeth (May last year), he had one whenever he really needed one because it helped soothe his gums somehow. He hasn’t regularly had a dummy when we’re out and about since…

  • 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…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  milestones,  Parenting

    I don’t like…trying to reason with an almost 3 year old.

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x When the Little Mister was younger, I thought I was totally prepared for the Terrible Twos. He has sure had his moments in the past year, but I had heard all about the threenager phase. People warned me that it’s much much worse than the Terrible Twos. I have been bracing myself. Don’t even tell me about the f*cking fours because I am so not even ready for that to go down! The Terrible Twos really weren’t that unkind to us. I’d call them the mildly difficult sometimes but mostly really really cute twos (I…

  • 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…

  • just some thoughts,  milestones,  Uncategorized

    How I feel about 30.

    image Yesterday I turned 30. I know I’m supposed to laugh nervously and say, “Oooh scary!” But I’m not scared. Or joke about it being the somethingth anniversary of my 21st or mumble my age like I’m embarrassed. But I’m not embarrassed. I’m excited. The 30 year old me is a better me. A wiser me. A stronger me. I have a looooong way to go and I hope I keep learning, changing and improving for the rest of my (hopefully) long life, but I have never felt as sure of myself in my life as I do in present day. I feel like I can welcome my 30s feeling more…