Hello 1am

Let's face it. No mum really knows what she's doing.


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When I was pregnant with my boys, I craved birth stories. I watched birth shows on tv, read other people's birth recounts. It was like a drug to me!  So if you're a bit weird like me, here are four... Continue Reading →

The village

I had the most amazing day today. My cousin and her partner and sweet little baby are visiting from Switzerland.  All our extended family met up at a local park and we spent hours chatting and hanging out. It was... Continue Reading →

Alone time ruined

Do you ever get time to yourself? Like without any children or friends or partners?  I did today. It was lovely. Took myself to the movies.  But then when the movie was over and I was at the shops running... Continue Reading →


This is healthy. This is developing a zest for life again. This is real. Red faced, puffed, exhausted. But happy!  Social media can portray women exercising with a face full of make-up, brand name workout gear and not a drop... Continue Reading →


It's finally returning! After close to a year of inactivity, depression, anxiety, super low self esteem and eating my emotions, I'm finally gaining control.  I'm in charge of this life I've been given. No one else. Nobody has the right... Continue Reading →

My life

Very personal post ahead.  There's an Ed Sheeran song that is getting to me at the moment. It's called "Save Myself". And there are two lines that really touch me on a very personal level.  Firstly: 'Human beings are destined... Continue Reading →

Finding courageĀ 

So I'm a bit slow to come to the party but tonight I watched Moana for the first time.  Seriously, apart from the Lion King, this is the best children's movie. Ever.  Perhaps because I relate to Moana. The ocean... Continue Reading →

Social media

Social media is a bit of a weird thing. It enables us to peek into the window of the lives of others.  But we can only see what they allow us to see.  Some people use social media to boost... Continue Reading →


I need to dream.  For me it's important to have a dream to work towards. Because without dreams I can start to feel my soul shrivel. I need something to look forward to. I need to hope for something. I... Continue Reading →

Too busy?

Here comes another sleep deprived post.  My eyeballs are burning from lack of sleep. My muscles are aching from not enough rest. Yet I'm wondering why I can't do it all? As a young girl and teenager I reckon I... Continue Reading →

Can’t sleep

Well. Here I am. It's 1:27am and I can't sleep. All the males in the house are sleeping soundly and here I am. Wide awake.  Rubbish.  So my mind wanders at this time of night. So much so that I... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday!

Happy 1st birthday to Hello 1am!! It's been a whole year since I decided to jump into the deep end and begin writing. Publicly.  It is quite a daunting thing to put my thoughts and emotions down for everyone to... Continue Reading →

Rock bottom

A few days ago I hit my rock bottom, health wise.  I am aware I'm about 20kg overweight.  I am aware I have no core strength.  I am aware the arches in my feet are collapsing and need attention.  I... Continue Reading →


How do you identify yourself? Is it through a name? A place? A community of people? A colour? In today's society the world is shrinking fast with plane travel and the internet. And so many different cultures are meeting and... Continue Reading →

A moment in time

Yesterday I had a moment.  I was rushing around trying to wash up, get the veggies chopped to put in the oven and making sure the crackling was crackly enough on the roast pork as I had friends coming over. ... Continue Reading →

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