Author Archives: Hartsyard

Hartsyard proudly belongs to the Newtown locals, a gang of Enmore and Newtown restaurants that band together once a year to run a stall at the Newtown Festival. All profits made go straight to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. Last year we sent them a cheque for over $10K that helps fund a First Response Officer, who’s […]

On Sunday all 5 of us went to a cafe for lunch. Me, Gregory, Q, The Mitz and Kit. In short, it was a total farking debacle and confirmed that my Personal Parenting Policy (PPP) of not taking my own children to a cafe is correct. I don’t have many PPP’s. That, pick your battles […]

Edie’s daycare had a ‘meet the families night’ tonight so we could connect with the carers of the kids our child actually hangs out with when they’re there. Don’t they know the rules for children after the first? They don’t have any of their own friends.  They’re just friends with the younger siblings of their […]

Last night Gregory came home from work and I skipped out for a quick gallop around the Bay Run. Well…in my mind it was going to be a quick gallop, in reality it was more of a slow plod because I’m 38, had my third kid 15 weeks ago and my hips and knees are […]

Recently I put a call out to fellow child-wranglers to see if anyone had any advice on how to parent our three year-old who cares not a whit for consequences, threats, ultimatums, bribes or danger and only does things if it truly suits her to do so. The Mitz. Edie May Llewellyn. AKA Gregory The Second.  […]

Q started year one last week and spent much of her time praying to Jesus she’d get a teacher with ‘kind eyes’. I did tell her that I sure hoped Jesus had more pressing matters to attend to than her year one class placement, but turns out she got the teacher with kind eyes which, […]

Q starts year one tomorrow and I have to say, thank the Good Lord of Education because it may have taken 6 weeks, but on Saturday I finally cracked. All day long the girls did one dumb thing after another which caused me to threaten to take away every single thing they have ever or […]

This blog is closed because the milk bar is open. A few weeks ago now I really surprised myself by giving birth to a boy. Kit Phillip Llewellyn was born in the early hours of Saturday 5th of November and it’s been on like Donkey Kong ever since. I’m going to take a brief hiatus […]

I am due to give birth to our third friend in 5 short days, which really just means I’m TOTALLY OVER IT AND WANT THE BABY TO COME TODAY. It has been a long 40 weeks. Being pregnant when you already own two friends is a slightly different experience to being pregnant with one when […]

Edie’s daycare is opposite a school, so if there’s no parking outside the centre, you can often get spots in the school drop-off zone which ends at 9am. This is perfect timing for us as Edie has never made it to daycare before then in her life, but on this particular day it was actually […]