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An eclectic husband, a 12 yo prodigy film maker Son and gifted "mad scientist" Daughter.

A mother's journey through the eccentric adventures of her Aussie family in Manhattan.

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The Mills Family live in Harlem, New York overlooking Central Park. The King, pictured above left, decreed it so.

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Quite the cast of characters.

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A Mother Life is about raising great people, then hanging on for dear life while they launch.

All the Cool Kids Play Chess

By |April 17th, 2014

I can announce it now, I’ve been holding it in for a while, Miss Gremlin is going to Chess Nationals in Dallas next month. She was selected along with 9 other students from her school to compete against children from around the country. It’s a pretty big deal. (more…)

Sometimes He Amazes Even ME!

By |April 15th, 2014

Some days you just have to step away and shake your head. Those days when everything goes wrong, the pressure is mounting and there’s no relief in sight. (more…)

The Big Egg Hunt in NY

By |April 14th, 2014

Yesterday when we were out we found all these easter egg statues down in Battery Park. They were pretty cool but then we noticed they had a QR code.  After scanning it, the King discovered there is an easter egg hunt all over New York called The Big Egg Hunt New York. (more…)

He Loves to Cook, therefore He’s a Keeper.

By |April 9th, 2014

The King loves to cook, which is great because I really don’t. Well no that’s not true, I just don’t like the pressure of cooking dinner every night. I know that sounds whiny but it becomes a chore (more…)

In a Boat on a River….

By |April 8th, 2014

I got talking to someone recently about the Crocodile Hunter, it was probably in an interview I did, and it reminded me of an adventure we had just before we left Australia. So I thought I’d share it in case you ever get to go. Because you know you want to… (more…)

Here Comes The Sun

By |April 6th, 2014

photo (27)Sitting in the sunshine with the warmth of the rays on my skin, I feel an awakening. A renewal of spirit.  It’s incredible how the sun and outdoors lifts your spirits.

This winter has been hard. A snow storm nearly every week bringing double digit inches of snow to blanket the ground, trapping us in our fully appointed stiflingly warm cubes of urban living. (more…)

Australia ~ Wanna Go?

By |April 3rd, 2014

australiaIt’s almost travel time, well, I mean start planning to book time. Summer is a mere 12 weeks away, summer break, end of school, time to get the hell outta Dodge!

Time to go home for an accent refresher and taste of the life we left behind. (more…)

The Sleep Deprived…

By |April 2nd, 2014

Today I’m over guest posting at my friend Starr’s blog The Insomniac’s Dream. Now as the name might suggest, she’s got a sleeping problem. Sometimes I have a sleeping problem too. My sleeping problem, however is slightly different…. (more…)

When Will We Ever Agree on Vaccines-They’re Important

By |March 30th, 2014

This last week saw another outbreak, this time measles, another controversy, more antivaxers speaking out. Sprucking their pseudo science and non factual mantra about vaccines. (more…)

Timtam Slam- It’s a Vlog day!

By |March 26th, 2014

Happy Hump Day peeps, I’m home with a sick child….AGAIN and every time I try to get a run at work and the creativity starts, she needs something. *facepalm* (more…)