Author: Lou Kenny

Lou Kenny

About the Author:

Lou lives in Brisbane with her husband, toddler, two idiot dogs and an unsettling feeling that she left her straightener on. She's trying to balance the demands of being a working mother with her true love of just wanting to watch weird television by herself. Lou drives badly, saves poorly and laughs loudly.
Three things I wish someone had told me in that first year

First year with baby – 3 things I wish I knew

21.03.2017  

Find solace with three simple tips to get you through the first year with baby.

More baby change facilities please

More baby change facilities please

09.03.2017  

Stand up for more baby change facilties.

Expectations on children to show affection in public - is it okay?

Expectations on children to show affection in public

08.02.2017  

Its tricky navigating social niceties. Lou speaks out about placing expectations on children to show affection to people they may not feel comfortable around.

Great Dad? Stop congratulating my husband for parenting

Great Dad? Stop congratulating my husband for parenting

29.01.2017  

This blogger doesn’t tread lightly when she discusses what makes a great Dad.

How to have a fun New Year's Eve as a parent

How to have a fun New Year’s Eve as a parent

29.12.2016  

Mix it up this New Year’s Eve. Three tips to guarantee fun for you and the kids (or at the very least give you a laugh).

How to host the perfect Christmas lunch

How to host the perfect Christmas lunch

18.12.2016  

Need to find some perspective in your festive preparations? Read on for a funny take on how to host the perfect Xmas lunch or dinner.

Budget Christmas presents

Do you need cheap Christmas presents?

04.12.2016  

Christmas shopping already getting you down? Get back on track with funny hints for cheap Christmas presents.

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

16.11.2016  

Take a light-hearted approach to packing your hospital bag.

Childbirth & going with the flow

Going with the flow – tips for pregnancy and childbirth

11.11.2016  

For one mumma, going with the flow meant shrugging off mean comments about her size during pregnancy and appreciating that a natural birth isn’t always possible.

Bikini line challenges

Bikini line challenges

04.11.2016  

When you get no warning you are about to have a baby, what do you think about? For Lou it was her bikini line that was lets just say a little overgrown.

Family outing

Family outing – is there merit in planning the day?

14.10.2016  

Are your family outings planned? Don’t worry if yours isn’t, it can open the door to lighthearted fun including dinosaur milkshakes and tickling strangers.

Antenatal class 101

Antenatal class 101

08.10.2016  

‘Open cervix, open mind’ … it’s all in Antenatal Class 101.

Childcare calamity

Childcare calamity

30.09.2016  

Ever had a childcare calamity? Lou makes a desperate plea to save her from being ‘that mother’ at childcare.

unwanted parenting advice

Advice Schmadvice

24.09.2016  

Three questions to ask before giving out Mummy advice.

Time - wasting and wanting

Time – wasting & wanting

15.09.2016  

Feeling time poor? Good news, you are bound to feel better knowing that your busy day didn’t involve stepping in dog poo, going braless and crying in the office toilet.

Parenting styles: no more metaphors

Parenting styles: no more metaphors

09.09.2016  

Enough with the parenting style metaphors. There are no neat boxes that we, or our children fit into. Join Lou for her insightful review on the latest offering to hit the shelves.

Passive aggression: survival tips for mothers

Passive aggression: survival tips for mothers

01.09.2016  

Lou hits the spot again. This time she takes on the passive aggressives who undermine parent’s self-belief.

keeping the spark alive

Keeping the spark alive

26.08.2016  

Keeping the spark alive – a witty look at the unrealistic suggestions on how to keep your relationship alive once you have children and a few more achievable ideas

Driving me crazy

Driving me crazy

19.08.2016  

Driving with a toddler? Don’t feel bad if car journeys drive you crazy. You’re not alone.

Parenting: did I miss a class?

Parenting: did I miss a class?

12.08.2016  

Lou reminds us that we all bring different parenting styles to the table, and that’s absolutely okay.

Co-Sleeping? More like co-partying!

Co-Sleeping? More like co-partying!

05.08.2016  

Need a judgement free zone on co-sleeping? Read on for Lou’s hilarious take on this topic.

Toddler tantrums for the time-poor parent

Toddler tantrums for the time-poor parent

29.07.2016  

Toddler tantrums for the time-poor parent. A humorous blog with ideas on monopolising tantrums to your advantage. Yes tantrums may have a positive.

Facebook ... we need a break

Facebook … we need a break

21.07.2016  

Need a reason to break up with Facebook? Read on.

New friendships, no thanks!

New friendships, no thanks!

24.06.2016  

Want to laugh out loud? Lou’s friendship dilemma is a must-read.

It gets easier

It gets easier …

06.06.2016  

Need a quick pick-me-up? Read on for a highly amusing (and a little bit naughty) take on the parenting catch-cry, IT GETS EASIER.

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