Being Brave Part 2 (Subtext ‘How not to be a Cocky B*stard)

Everyday bravery is underrated. Not the selfless acts of death-defying super-powered bravery (which are clearly amazing and miraculous) but the simple self-imposed challenges of life every day. These things are underrated: Caring for a newborn; simultaneously amazing and terrifying. Managing a toddler; requiring the patience of a saint and the strategy of a giant multinational…

Body Conscious-sskerchew!

So true and typical, almost immediately after raving about how wonderful and amazing the human body is almost the entire family came down with a megavirus. A full school week of cancellations, coughs, colds, sneezes, wheezes and all round grievances. We are officially a big bunch of misery-guts. And so much for our active lifestyle!…

Being Brave

I heard myself encouraging my biggest mini mule (now 6) to ride his bike down a steep curve on the skate park recently. I was doing my best to reassure him that he would be fine, he could do it, he was doing really well. He ultimately backed off from the precipice and chose to…

New Year, New Blog

Happy New Year! Apologies for the blogapathy, I have been deep in the cosy hibernating recesses of team Babymule’s winter think tank (no it’s not the hot tub). But finally I’ve emerged all pink and rosy and beaming with fresh happy thoughts (ok maybe it is the hot tub), and ready for the forthcoming year.…