My eldest child and beautiful only daughter turned 10 in February. Amongst feeling a sense of grief about where did that time go, I also took time to pause and reflect on the many lessons I’ve learned in this past decade. I wrote a blog to share my reflections, I’d love to hear your thoughts. […]
SOS From a Neurotic Mum!
How do you balance care for your children and concern for their welfare, whilst protecting your own sanity and needs? Last night I slept on my 14 month olds bedroom floor. I had a terrible sleep the night before due to a nuisance urinary tract infection, so with some antibiotics onboard, I was looking forward […]
Maintaining a Relationship With Your Partner Outside of the Kids
It can be done! What does your household look like after the kids go to bed each night? On a standard night if you peeked through our windows, you’d see me collapsed on the couch in my favourite (but ugly) pink dressing gown, ugg boots on, mobile in hand (likely mindlessly scrolling) with some form […]
My Child Has Taught Me Some Valuable Life Lessons
We were enjoying a much needed summer break at a beach shack south of Perth, with a gorgeous view of the ocean from all aspects. It was 11pm and we heard the tell-tale ‘bark’ coming from our son’s room. Instantly, I felt the anxiety grip my body and my heart began to race. I met […]
Helping to Find Me Again After Children
I was standing in the bathroom one morning, putting wax in my five year old’s hair as he regaled me with a tale about who was fastest in the running race yesterday, whilst the eight year old stood by with her hairbrush, advising me that I was the only thing standing between her and finishing […]
I’m an Allergy Mum – Hear me Roar!
Food. Its arguably the fabric that holds communities together. Food is used for so much more than nutrition and fuelling the body. It used for enjoyment; many families gather over food, its used to say I love you, at rituals and ceremonies, cultural gatherings, even for compassionate means. It is ubiquitous. Now imagine that food, […]