I love your blog, thanks for letting me include your post in my carnival. It gave it an international flavour! I’m sitting here on the other side of the world from you, planning a trip to Australia next year with similar aged children to yours (7, 5, 3), so if you have any itinerary ideas, I’d love to hear them. I visited Australia almost twenty years ago (God it makes me feel old when I say that) and loved WA, so plan to go there again, and we’ll fly into Sydney from NZ, but other than that we don’t have plans and I’m not sure where the best places are for small kids. Lonely Planet’s not much help with children. Thanks
You are hilarious and I love your writing. Please tell me you’re writing a book. If you are, please get out your manuscript and finish it now. And then send me a complimentary copy which I will rave about on my blog.
have you thought about publishing your posts in a book? i have only read a few posts but have laughed out aloud each time. you are a great writer, so witty. so truthful.
keep up the hilarious work, i love it!
You are the only other living person I’ve heard admit to laughing until you sob. It’s happened to me. Usually in totally inappropriate situations: after posting a leaflet though a letter box and being bitten by a dog on the other side, or when it happened on a cramped plane to Italy (the person sitting next to me was clearly terrified).
On this basis alone, I’m sure I will become a devoted follower!
Thank gaaaaaaaaaaaaawd, an honest mum. I was banished from my ”Mothers Group” for daring to utter a few times that this motherhood thing aint all it’s cracked up to be. I also had the hide to mention that marriage and parenthood dont settle nicely into place once baby arrives, that I was shit tired, and when I get the rare chance I throw the kid at hubby with glee and go drinking with the girls. Apparently they were all perfect, with perfect kids and husbands and couldnt put up with my uncouth mouthings off. Ahh well, stuff em :)
Loving the blog, keep it up….. the Wii fit instructor musing today had me spluttering my stolen from toddler Nesquik Chocolate milk everywhere!
Hi NDM, I love your blog!! Please come visit me at sunnymommy.com, I have a crappier version of a wordpress blog that is not as shiny and jougy as yours but I still think we could be soulmates! xx sunnymommy, sydney
This is the blog I’ve been looking for since my nice, simple, eat-when-you’re-hungry-sleep-who-needs-it life was turned upside-down with the arrival of my darling offspring (or is it offsprung if there’s just one of them?), who, while I love her immensely, has changed my life so much that I only just discovered… well, actually, no, you don’t need to know that.
Where was I? Umm…
This is a wonderful, laugh out loud read, and I cannot wait to read your nest post. Well, actually, your *next* post. Unless, of course, you write about a nest, which you might, and then I’ll love reading that too.
First off Happy Belated Birthday…So many drinking blogs…all with a different twist…next time on your hangover try midol and gatorade it puts everything back in balance. You will keep the pancakes down! Enjoy your year of 40 it is a great time!
I absolutely love this. Not sure how I stumbled across your blog – but geez it’s cracking me up. I have 2 rugrats… ages 2 & 3mths. I need more women like you in my life – I have forwarded on several of your posts to my few like minded mothering friends – telling them that I really feel I need to sit down, drink a fair bit too much & exchange tit for tat with the likes of the NDM. Big Fan. Ever in Perth – give us a hoy. My blog is much more NOICE in its focus.. but what goes on in my head is very much like what goes onto your keyboard.. Love your work. Come check my gig out: http://www.bepositivelyhappy.com Cheers, Rach
I’m new (but not shiny) to this blogging stuff – anyhow, just stumbled across yours and am loving the life parallels. I especially love the Gallery of Domestic Godlessness. Looking forward to catching up on more of your posts!
I am 40 years past the early motherhood stage, but still remember with great fondness the afternoon drinking sessions with two other young mums as a highlight of my week at that time. We three friends seemed to be the only renegade mums in an otherwise tame circle, but what we laughed at then were all the sorts of things you blog so beautifully about. Now one of those friends is dead and I’m wiping my early-dementia-suffering husband’s bum. Even so, laughter still works for us in the tougher moments. Good luck to you in all the hilarious (and not so funny) times to come.
Not quite at Chartreuse’s stage but almost. it’s a refreshing read. one can reflect on how little things change and feel suitably smug that ‘progress’ remains a beaten-up bicycle sold as a brand-new bmw. here in less ‘civilised’ and ‘liberated’ countries with tremendously high unemployment and accompanying poverty, mothering duties can be translaed into management of staff in the form of one fulltime ‘babysitter’ per offspring. assuming the mother has more money than babies.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! i stumbled across your blog this morning and you have made me laugh so much (needed this more than you would realise). I can’t wait to sit down in my next “spare” moment and read through your past posts – Thanks for your blog and writing with such humour and honesty. Well done! Carolyn x