10 Simple Table Centrepieces for the Home

10 Simple Table Centrepieces

People often say the heart of a home is the kitchen. While I somewhat agree, I think the true heart of the home is the dining table. After all, this is where we all gather to eat, drink, talk about our day and catch up with family and friends. For the first time in my […]

Valentine’s Day Crafts: True Love Toddler Art


As some of you may know, Master Two loves to paint. Thank goodness his painting skills have somewhat improved since this photo was taken! Last week he experimented with various tools and textures to paint with and had a great time. I thought it would be nice to follow up his textured painting experience with his […]

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Love Heart Bunting

Valentine's Day Crafts l Love Heart Bunting

Valentine’s Day has never been a big thing in my household. Well, speaking from my husband’s perspective that is. He believes it is too commercialised (which it is) and this takes away from the sentiment of the day. I must admit, he may not be the most romantic person but he does try. A few […]

Why I Suck as a Step Parent – An Open Letter

Why I Suck as a Step Parent: An Open Letter l mum-bo-jumbo.com

Dear World, I have a confession to make. I really suck as a step parent. Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t always sucked and have done a relatively good job on the most part however a recent pivotal event made me realise just how much I have sucked at being a step parent lately. […]

New Year’s Eve Games for all the Family

As 2014 closes in, it is time to start to think about how to spend New Year’s Eve with my family. With a toddler in tow, going out to a party or even the fireworks, as much as I would like to, it won’t work for us. That makes things difficult when we also have […]

The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Teenagers

The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Teenagers mum-bo-jumbo.com

Setting boundaries with my 16 year old step daughter has been instrumental to our relationship and more importantly, to her as she develops into a young woman. My step daughter came to live with us permanently a little over three years ago. This was before I had biological children of my own. Little did I […]

My Husband Calls Me Moody – It’s Not What You Think!

My Husband Calls Me Moody but not for Reasons You Think

Most husbands call their better half Love, Babe, Darling or Sweetheart but my husband calls me Moody. As much as you might think you know why, it actually isn’t for the obvious reason…however I can’t deny that I don’t have moments of moodiness because lets face it, who doesn’t? I often get puzzled looks from […]

I am a Ninja Mum by Night

Ninja Mum by Night

  When you become a parent, you soon learn the things that work in your house and the things that don’t work. Parenting is a balancing act rife with trial and error. At the end of the day, the only right way to be a parent is the way that suits you, your family and […]

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