No more mess underfoot while driving

You no longer have a baby in the house, nor need to use those baby nappy sacks (rubbish bags) any more?  Well guess what, here is a simple idea which may make you go out and buy some more again! Baby nappy sacks/bags are actually quite strong and can hold quite a bit (I managed […]

The next stage – teens driving me crazy!

For years I have been dealing with dirty nappies, crying babies and toddlers, the terrible two’s and troublesome three’s, night feeds and sleepless nights.   Then the school years began and life became more hectic with many appointments, including school excursions, sports carnivals, meetings, parent/teacher interviews, school concerts and rehearsals,  other sporting commitments along with after school training, swimming, music or […]

Where are my keys?

Losing your keys would have to be one of the most annoying things to happen, especially when you need to be out the door in a flash or trying to get back inside in a hurry.   Throwing them inside your handbag is often a nightmare waiting to happen. For one thing they are never […]

The prang I never had!

Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable This is a tough one for me; if I was to answer this as a child, the list would be huge.   Nothing worries me too much these days, those that know me would probably honestly say that “nothing fazes her”. Grizzly critters, crawling bugs, spiders, insects etc do not frighten […]

A little bit more about ~ The Face behind No Excuses!

A little bit more about ~ The Face behind No Excuses!

It’s been a little quiet on the blog right?  So I thought I might join in with BLOG EVERY DAY IN MAY CHALLENGE.  Day 1 was on Wednesday; however better late then never right? So here it goes…… The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… […]

Driving accessories and that unorganised mess

Driving accessories and that unorganised mess

Keeping the car clean and tidy on the inside is a constant battle (especially with lots of kids and a huge space to clean – see our Toyota Hi Ace). Here you will see the view from the drivers seat.  Our model of Hi Ace did not come with a middle console or storage compartment. […]

Wild and erratic driving

Wild and erratic driving

Those of you with large families and drive a mini-van or mini-bus (which ever you wish to call it); will relate to this I am sure. When ever there is gale forced winds, children (and animals too) tend to play up big time. They are rowdy, psycho, loud, full of energy and just constantly on the […]

Kids and technology

Kids and technology

If by chance you enjoyed reading my last two posts on our driving holiday with the kids, you may have realised (or perhaps not) that I did not mention any electronic ‘entertainment’ within both those posts.   The children did not have any iPods, MP3 players, Nitendo DS; DVD players (though a DVD player or two […]

“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 […]

Becoming a bus driver…..

Becoming a bus driver…..

One of my blog readers asked me the following question: “Hi, I was wondering (when you have time) if you could do a blog on choosing a car for the large family and how you have found this process through the years. Thank you”   So here it goes……



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