Thursday, September 29, 2011

Honey joy - Kill joy!

I always pride myself as being a mum that can keep on top of the kid’s homework. Mind you Lakeisha is in Kindy so how hard should it be?? Trying to get the weekly homework task completed with a 3 month old baby and a 3 year old to look after as well is Difficult with a capital D! I have no idea how we’ll cope when she reaches high school as the home work is killing me!

Last week in Week 9 she was supposed to find a favourite art work and describe it to the class but I got the weeks mixed up (we get notification in advance to help us plan- or maybe it’s just to confuse us) and I accidentally helped her do homework for week 10. It’s okay as the sweet best friend who she’s been in trouble for fighting with twice this week – apparently both at fault) lent her one of her favourite pieces of art – Phew!

But week 10 was to make a favourite recipe, and write down the ingredients and instructions – so there I was in week 9 with lots and lots of rocky road……………..

10 kilos later…………….

Tonight I sat down to eat our dinner and somehow mistakenly chewed a hot chilli in our stir fry that I thought was a capsicum. In a dash to quench the pain I quickly downed my soft drink. Only to realise when I’d finished it that I’d served myself a very liberal nip of vodka in my coca cola tonight in a normal glass (my excuse was that we are budgeting so I may as well use the vodka in the cupboard as it’s cheaper than buying wine or cider) and I had accidentally just downed it in 5 seconds. Oops!!

Feeling very happy with Mack and Bella in bed Lakeisha and I tackled the homework and decided to make honey joys which we’ve never done before. The instructions said to bake for 10 mins in a 150 degree oven. 5 minutes later I could smell burning and lo and behold the tips of the cornflakes were charcoal.

I have never contemplated drink driving in my life but the thought crossed my mind when I realised we’d run out of cornflakes. The look on Lakeisha’s face was enough to make any mother feel like caterpillar poo!

Trying not to have a meltdown in front of Lakeisha and assuring her it was all just fine I called out for Mark to rescue me – and yes he did!

He painstakingly picked out the burnt flakes, re-arranged the leftovers and then we placed them in the warm over with the controls turned off to re-melt them!

OMG! I love him!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I'm streamlining my life and work so that it can merge together and achieve better work life balance. Mack is now only waking once in the night so life is a little easier, although Bella has developed into the most amazing DIVA ever and Lakeisha seems to be fighting a lot with her best friend so it balances out!

That means that this blog will now cover La Bella, Mumpreneur Online, my training and communications consultancy work and Watson family life. Wow! Rather than running 3 blogs I'm now running one!! I'm setting up a central website but it will link to the other main websites so don't worry you can still visit La Bella and Mumpreneur Online websites directly.

The last few weeks have been completely crazy while I sort this out and I have to thank my very patient team members and friends who have coped with me nutting all of this out and probably driving them crazy.

Corporate Princess is now the umbrella for my other businesses and although they sit separately they all have a central tagline which is to be both practical and pretty. Pretty in helping people and programs to look good and be successful but also in the terminology of being 'pretty' helpful!

I'll also weave in the Watson family life and how we all cope and hold it together in a crazy life with a corporate princess at the helm!!

Now that I have myself sorted we're off to Queensland for the October school holidays. All 7 of us! Yep me, hubbie, the 3 kids, Grandma and Jenny (our lovely new au pair).

My challenge for today is to write a training program on understanding workplace behaviour for Acorn, pack La Bella orders, start drafting the newsletter, order new business cards and start thinking about the new website, organise paper work for Bella's surgery in November, take Lakeisha to piano lessons and help Lakeisha with her homework which is to bake 25 of her favourite 'dish' to take to class tomorrow (she writes out the recipe). On top of that my Nanna has been taken to hospital with heart pain - but somehow we will get it all done and everyone will still feel loved at the end!

It somehow seems easier than yesterday's challenge which was to find a new suit that caters for my extra baby weight and doesn't make me still look pregnant and then go off to 3 business meetings (all with men). It's been 3 months but I can't really use Mack as an excuse around Christmas - or can I?

Watch this space!