It’s a Hard Knock Life

Being a single parent is bloody tough. At times it is lonely, exhausting, depressing and downright thankless. But at the end of every day when I finally make it to bed, I find myself reflecting on my day and smiling. With every new thing my son learns, every accomplishment, be it little or big, every … Continue reading It’s a Hard Knock Life


Co-Parenting: My First Time Alone

For the first time in 2.5 years I am having kid free time. It is a really bittersweet experience. Oakland has never gone to day care or overnight stays with people, so to suddenly find myself alone is so bizarre. I had my first Oakland-less night recently and it went a bit like this: In … Continue reading Co-Parenting: My First Time Alone

The Truth About Santa Claus

Now that all the stress, anxiety, frustration and craziness of Christmas is over, let me tell you a little story about Santa Claus. Every parent knows that it is tradition to get the annual and obligatory 'Santa photo' at your local shopping centre. Every parent also knows that you will line up for hours, pay … Continue reading The Truth About Santa Claus

Another Typical Shituation

Firstly, I would like to make a public apology to any parent who attended Toddler Sense today alongside Oakland and who had to witness him full force feral and pantless. Secondly, I'd further like to apologise to anyone who may have stepped in his shit as they walked through the car park, and I know … Continue reading Another Typical Shituation