Lice comb

Get Ready for Lice Season!

Scratch, scratch. You have seen this graphic and now your head is itching. But come on, Super-Mom, you KNOW that in a few weeks, you’re going to be scratching for real. Have you forgotten the pain and suffering of Head Lice Season? Or maybe it’s your child’s first year at “big school”, so you haven’t…

too much laundry

I Am Totally Overwhelmed With Laundry

How my bra manages to find itself all over the house, I don’t know. Probably because I am so sick of wearing it, I just fling it off as soon as the kids go to bed. Not in s sexy way. This morning, I finally found it hanging off the oven handle, like some limp,…

East Coast Mum makes slime

This morning, we made slime!

This morning, we made slime, using this excellent slime recipe, consisting of: 1 teaspoon borax 1.5 cups water 1 4 oz. bottle of white glue 8 drops food colouring You will also need some plastic baggies, and a couple of bowls. This slime recipe beats the pants off our last attempt at home-chemistry, when we…

East Coast Mum baby sleep training 10 month old

How We Trained Our 10-month Old NOT To Sleep

My baby was born wired for sleep. But, somehow my husband and I managed to train him out of it.  In fact, we’ve been training our baby NOT to sleep all summer. Now, at 10 months old, his sleep habits are affecting the whole family.  Translation: I’m half-dead, and we are all ready to kill…

Shouting at Kids

I hate myself for shouting at my kids.

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” The other day, a guest in our home  (our parish priest, as it happens) raised his voice to my 5 year-old daughter and her cousin, who were quite literally tearing up the place during an official baptism preparation visit. “It’s very NOISY in here”,…