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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.

How to Tell If Your Cleaner Does a Good Job

By |April 24th, 2014

So you’ve hired a cleaner, you finally decided that a) you hate housework and b) you don’t have time to do all those jobs.

But how do you now if you’ve hired a good one? Cleaning is fairly standard, right? You mop, dust, vacuum scrub and tidy. (more…)

The Well travelled Teddy Bear

By |April 22nd, 2014

When the kids were babies they both received Teddy bears from a place in Australia called the Teddy bear shop. It’s sort of like Build-a-Bear except you don’t build them. They are ready made with names given but these bears come with birth certificates and passports. (more…)

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…)