Stay at home mums lack culture and lifetime experiences…

Recently I was accused of not having any culture by a friend who posted an image on her Facebook timeline of a strange meal as I happened to ask what it was she was eating.  I was told however, that I don’t get out much or have enough cultural experiences (mind you this came from a young single lady about to embark on […]

Married couples celebrating Valentines Day!……….Say What???

There are No Excuses for missing Valentines Day even if married and have been so for many years.  Upon discussing the very idea with my dear friend Pam who blogs at My Jewellery Box/Thyroid Living; she made a very important observation and has a guide for all those couples that may have been together for almost a lifetime. […]

What to do during the Mid Year WINTER School Holidays?

Our mid year school holidays are here; the WINTER HOLIDAYS, those that are filled with days of frost, rain and wind. Days that need to be spent in doors and out of the cold. A well deserved break is something every mother looks forward too; however if you have to stay indoors for days on end […]

Loch Sport, VIC ~ large family accomodation

No Excuses spent a weeks holiday away (with another family of 10) in this quiet little town of Loch Sport amongst the seagulls, black swans, wandering echidna and roaming local kangaroos. This lovely 5 bedroom accommodation known as The Boat House has stunning views of Lake Victoria. It was comfortable (just like home) and roomy with enough beds […]

Preparing for a weeks holiday

Holidaying away with a large family requires lots of planning, preparation and packing. This upcoming weekend, the No Excuses household are heading off for a week away with another large sized family ~ there will be 9 of us and 10 of them.   We are going to share a holiday house and of course need to […]

My “TIME OUT” Hobart ~ Tasmania trip

My “TIME OUT” Hobart ~ Tasmania trip

Those that have been following the blog (and possibly the facebook page too) may have read recently that I was fortunate enough to tag along with hubby on one of his business trips.  This being the first time EVER in 14 years of our marriage! You can read about my excitement here in the Time out! How often […]

Time out! How often do mothers get to do this?

Time out! How often do mothers get to do this?

Parents (and in particular) mothers need some time out once in a while. I am not talking about hiding in the bedroom or bathroom (although the bathroom hiding never works does it…..they still find you in there “mum…………….mum…………mum”, we can’t even……*$%*@ in peace can we). Nor do I mean a day of shopping (not the […]

I’ve sent them ‘packing’

All week I have been secretly looking forward to an upcoming event….not very big mind you, but in the eyes of a mother with SEVEN kids, it is indeed magical. Hubby is taking 5 out of my 7 kids (and a friend of my 7 yr old boy) camping  for 4 days.

A Day at Werribee Zoo

A Day at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo is a must (even if you have to travel over an hour to get there).

“How many more hours to go dad”?

“How many more hours to go dad”?

“On the road again, I just can’t wait to get on the road again”….Willie Nelson obviously never travelled with children when he wrote this song…. If you haven’t had a chance to read the previous post ~ Part 1 ~ “Are we there yet”, please do so before you continue below.  

“Are we there yet”?

“Are we there yet”?

Travelling long distances with kids has its moments of enjoyment, but for the most part it can be classed as pure exhaustion, frustration and total agony. Over the week and a half (2012 Easter holidays), my family took an epic never ending journeydrive across two Australian states. Part 1 of our journey started out from the SE Gippsland […]



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