iBlog Friday is our weekly roundup of Aussie bloggers. These writers will take us through all the highlights and lowlights of their parenting adventure this past week including losing kids at the shops, finding them at a wedding and the sad reason some parents light an extra candle at their children's birthday parties.
A few minutes in, the kids didn’t seem to care about the change of location or the absence of miniature steam engines. The birthday boy spent most of the afternoon whooping about the house with his friends, dressed in his brand new Woody cowboy outfit (which he also slept in that night and wore the next day, with a fresh pair of underwear, of course).
This near-catastrophe-turned-great-success got me thinking: why do we worry so much about planning for kids birthday parties these days? What is the purpose of a birthday party, really, and who is it for?
Read the rest of Bec's post here.
My friend has just been promoted at work, however, did not receive the appropriate monetary compensation in conjunction with her new position.
We were talking about possible scenarios that could play out to rectify this obvious oversight. She told me about a book she had just read where the author stated that more women needed to Lean In. She was asking me if I thought she should Lean In. I told her, "Absolutely".
Read the rest of Sam's post here.
I lose things all the time…my shoes, my hairbrush, my phone, my keys…but not my kids. I’ve never lost my kids…well…not until last week. I’m always on hyper-alert when I go out with my eldest, he’s super independent. Always has been. At his second birthday he had the entire group of extended family and friends in shock as he took off on his new three-wheeler to go investigate the local oval without so much as looking over his shoulder to see where we were. He’s never been attached to the other end of an apron string. He’s never fretted. He just gets about his business and if he wants to go check something out, he does so - with or without his parents tagging along.
Read the rest of Kellie's post here.
Initially, we wanted to get married outside in a park somewhere but in the end, we decided to do both the ceremony and reception at the hall, with our 80 guests sitting down at their tables throughout.
Maya and my nephew, Kiran, led the bridal party with great enthusiasm, though not very much coordination. In fact, the whole ceremony was so full of children, it was a bit like getting married amongst a bunch of particular raucous monkeys at the zoo.