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Holidays with Kids – FOR the kids vs FOR the family

Boy are we learning our lesson.

Not that I’m not UNHAPPY we came on our very first family holiday (note that while we have travelled extensively as a family, both throughout Australia and the world, we’ve never just set up camp in the one spot to relax and enjoy it, thus the newly embraced “holiday” status), but just that, well:

– we chose a place that had tons of kid-friendly stuff to do;
– we wanted to be close to the myriad of theme parks, especially seeing as our family passes expired this week; and
– Trudging from theme park to themepark and then keeping the kids occupied in a tiny cabin even if it is surrounded by kid-friendly stuff is just plain EXHAUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mama Mia.

We’ve already decided to do a post-holiday debrief with suggestions for improvements for next time. My list is already growing:

– an actual, bonafide, awesome kids club that can take them for more than half an hour.
– warmer weather.
– somewhere that can help us parents relax, not just the kids.

Oh and I’ve scrawled ‘alcohol’ somewhere in there too.

Wish you were here!


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Your Questions Answered! Installment #1

Alrighty, as promised, it’s the all-new question time! It’s the first one now, so brace yourself: here we go! Dear, darling Comic Mummy reader Isabel asks: …when something breaks why does it take so long to heal? Ah indeed. There are several points to ponder here. 1. This was not the kinda question I wasContinue Reading

Eva Cassidy and Me

There’s a whole long story about my connection to Eva Cassidy, not the least of which is that she’s an absolute dead ringer for my real mother, who passed away when I was just a little tike Anyhoo, will go into more detail on that another time, namely when I’m not on holidays with theContinue Reading

Introducing the All-New “Question Time!”

Here at Comic Mummy headquarters, I’ve decided that we’re gonna introduce a little tradition known as “Question Time”. Because what am I, if not modeled on Parliament? *Note to self: last sentence = strange. But I can’t do it with you! No, I’m not talking to the person next to you, I’m talking to YOU,Continue Reading

Say Goodbye to The Big Red PM & the Big Red Cast!

This week, at the exact moment that Australia was shedding its current Prime Minister, (well, okay, the exact half-hour bracket, but now who’s being picky), my littlest bundle of comicness – otherwise known as Cassidy – was shedding its current full-leg cast. I know, poetry in motion. But wait, there’s more! A follow-up x-ray showedContinue Reading

How Limited Time Can IMPROVE Your Productivity Part II

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” Lucille Ball I’ve always loved this quote, but only just this morning discovered that the voice behind it was: a) a woman; b) a mother; and c) a woman and mother in COMEDY! I can practically feel the fairy-dust a-spilling! (Do be carefulContinue Reading

Stomach Bugs: THE MUSICAL!

Coming soon to a theatre near you! Forgive me, this is the only way I can deal with the grossness that’s been today. Fa-la-la-la-la! Will be back tomorrow with an actual read-able post! xx Until then: look, a monkey! *Image courtesy of scragz

Housework: How to Deal with It When You’ve Got Better Shizz to Do!

Over at Kelly Rae’s e-course, there’s quite a bit of discussion going on amongst the participants on how the heck you stay on top of the housework thang AND carve out a creative career when you’ve got those little pint-sized wonders known as children. Which has prompted me to drink share the following: 1. YOUContinue Reading

I Heart Donna Heart’s Art

Now THERE’s a Doctor Seuss Title if ever I saw one! Greeting my much-loved comments thread this morning was this nugget of inspiration from Comic Mummy friend, Donna: “…Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. “I write only when inspiration strikes,” he replied. “Fortunately itContinue Reading

Inspiring Place of the Week!

I had to share this, namely because it is just completely freaking rockin. I swear, if we ever have to deal with the lemon of being forced to downsize in a most dramatic way, then this will almost certainly be our lemonade. Ah… *Image courtesy of Daniel’s WoodLand. (If only they could ship to Australia!Continue Reading