The hands that rock the cradle

My absolute worst - when they fall asleep in the car. Then you have the quandary of waking them upon arrival when you transfer them inside. Or you can drive around for an hour letting them sleep while you fall asleep at the wheel.

So much has been written about how to get kids and toddlers to sleep (Yes, I admit I’ve read and even followed Save our Sleep!), what parents get up to when the kids have finally gone to sleep (my mentors and compatriots, who wrote Cocktails at Naptime are the first ones that spring to my mind).

There’s also a bit of braver, but rare literature out there on how difficult it is getting the kids/babies to sleep (Go the F to Sleep is one of my favourites).  But I am yet to find anything written about the delicate time bracket starting just from the moment the kids/babies have just fallen asleep to the moment they wake up on their own. Until this post of mine, of course! Continue reading

How abstinence paid off (in the end)

The Real Housewife of Sydney getting some REAL birthday love from these gorgeous Aussie Bum models that just happened to be on the Channel Seven set on the same morning as me! Now that's some birthday luck!

I always knew that I wanted to wait until I got married before I “did the deed” but I was never really quite sure if it was the wisest choice or best decision I’ve ever made in my life.

Especially, after seven years of marriage I often wonder how my life might have been different had I decided not to “wait”.

Well, after today, I can clearly say that abstinence was well and truly worth it.  But not from the ‘long-lasting relationship’ or ‘moral code’ perspective.  No, rather abstinence was my golden ticket to getting on TV Continue reading