Monday, 25 June 2012


As a mum of four it is inevitable that there will be one day of the week that is just crazy busy! For me it;s Mondays! So I thought I would share with you a blow by blow account of a typical Monday in my house!

5:00am - Rise & Shine!!! Have coffee with husband and pack his lunch!

5:15am - Shower.

5:25am - Husband leaves & I make school lunch for my daughter, kinder lunch and snack for my other daughter, 2 snack boxes of food for the day for my other daughter and son to snack on during the day as I find it saves me time through out the day.

5:40am - Dishes & start the daily loads of washing.

6:00am - Breakfast for me in peace!

6:30am - My son normally wakes up and I dress him and give him his breakfast.

6:45am - My other children wake up and have breakfast.

7:00am - First load of washing goes into the dryer.

7:30am - The girls get dressed

7:45am - Hair! This is a challenge depending on moods of the girls at the time!

8:00am - Pack school/kinder bags, sign notes, sign reader folder etc

8:10am - Shoes, beanies, jackets.

8:15am - We set off on the 2 and a bit walk to Kinder

8:30am - Kinder drop off

8:45am - School drop off

9:00am - Quick play in the park on the way home for my daughter and son.

9:45am - Arrive home, hang washing on line/dryer, get food out for dinner.

10:00am - Start the daily baking. Put the baby down for a nap. Set my daughter up with some craft or she helps to cook.

10:50am - Madly clean the kitchen

11:15am -Leave the house for Kindy-Gym.

11:30am - 12:30pm - Kindy-Gym for my youngest two which they love!

1:15pm - Kinder pick up

1:30pm - Lunch

1:45pm - Vacc, mop, general tidy of the house. Check emails.

2:15pm -  Prepare dinner.

3:15pm - Leave the house for school pick up

3:30pm - School pick-up

3:45pm - Arrive home and have afternoon tea

4:15pm - Leave house for Basketball

4:30pm - 5:30pm - Basketball

5:45pm - Arrive home from Basketball, organize dinner. Husband has arrived home :-)

6:00pm - Dinner.

6:30pm - Baths

6:45pm - Bed for baby, stories and readers for the girls.

7:15pm - Kids sleeping! YAY!

7:20pm - Clean up after dinner. Dishes, clean out school bags etc.

7:45pm - Husband leaves for indoor cricket & I set myself up for some serious clothes folding in front of the TV.

9:00pm - Shower

9:15pm - Organize clothes for tomorrow (husband arrives home)

9:30pm - Emails & Uni, I do all my reading and note taking at night!

12:00am - Bed time! & get up and start again tomorrow!!!!

I have to say as busy as I am with 4 kids and a Law degree I wouldn't change a thing! There is never a dull moment that's for sure and I certainly think that being a mum is the best job in the world!!!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Are we too litigous?

Tonight I have been sitting here madly typing out my Torts notes for the week while my munchkins are tucked up in bed in an effort to not get behind in the first week back of the semester when one of the discussion questions for this week really grabbed my attention.

Do you think that people are becoming too litigous?

Well um duh! Of course we are! Australia is not considered the second most litigous country in the world for nothing! Every five minutes some random is suing someone over what seems like nothing. The very second we get hurt or are injured WHAM! Who can we sue?

I think the focal point of the question should be WHY????? How did we get this way.

Well we do have this ridiculous obsession with America and doing all things "American!" but personally I think its because we are a welfare dependent society. We are breeding generation after generation of money-suckers who suck every dollar of government coffers yet still want more.

Australia - the land of the free................ I think not!

More like the land of the dole bludger!!!!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hey! Hey! Hey! Long time between drinks people!

it's been a few weeks since my last post. Super busy with exams etc BUT good news being that I passed my classes and got that one step closer to that coveted piece of paper. Not long to go now! & wow what a lot happens in the world over the space of a few weeks. The world it seems has launched an attack on Chrissie Swan's parenting skills and after a fourth inquest its now officially on record that "the dingo took the baby". A massive contrast from Chrissie to Azaria Chaimberlain BUT as a mum and to a lesser extent a law student, some fairly major developments. It is honestly beyond me how we as a society can be so critical of individuals who we don't know, and situations in which we don't know all the facts and circumstances. What ever happened to "judge not lest ye be judged"? Now I am not a religious person at all but apparently the greater population of Australia...... no, actually make that the World seems to hold the belief that they have some divine right to judge all! Perhaps we all need to take a good hard look in the mirror.