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

Butterfly

A friend shared this photo on Facebook and it really got me thinking. About six months ago I hit my health rock bottom. I was tired. So tired. All the time. Often so tired that looking at the washing up... Continue Reading →

An open letter…

An open letter to my daughter, who was never conceived. I often wonder about you. I always thought I would be your mummy and we would have the most beautiful bond. My own mother said that having a daughter is... Continue Reading →

Body image

I've been contemplating posting this photo but after what happened this week I decided that now is the time. A few weeks ago I was getting ready for my littlest to get to swimming lessons. I still go in the... Continue Reading →

Think of them first

So lately I've been in a few situations where people in my life are going through a tough time, or a very busy time or a stressful time. And their behaviour has changed. It is very easy to immediately think... Continue Reading →

Happy moment

I just had the most overwhelming feeling of happiness and gratitude and thankfulness. Here I am. Sitting in my house. My house that doesn't leak, that is warm in winter and cool in summer. My house that is a home... Continue Reading →

Start the conversation

I have recently joined a Facebook support group for women who suffered Birth Trauma. I am amazed at how many horrific stories are out there yet people feel scared/ashamed/unwilling to talk. Birth trauma is real. It needs to be spoken... Continue Reading →

A wee bit of advice

To new mums and mums to be.... I would like to impart some of the wisdom I have acquired over the past nine years of my parenting journey. Your baby will not come with an instruction manual. You can read... Continue Reading →

Breaking point

It's been a while but I had another public crying session. A combination of sleep dep, stress related to a few different things, living with a person with additional needs, a teething toddler and monthly hormones. This morning they broke... Continue Reading →

Relationships

So I realised something last night. I always have the best ideas late at night when I'm supposed to be going to sleep. Anyway, I realised that life is supported by, surrounded by and relies upon relationships. Not just with... Continue Reading →

Forever changed

Those first few weeks after having a baby are when a woman is at one of her most vulnerable times. We are changed forever after this. Like seriously changed. You can't go back from that shit! You can see it... Continue Reading →

Why I'm lucky to be a parent of a child with ADHD I can use many parenting skills on a daily basis. Skills such as patience, negotiating, calming, patience, deep breathing, organising, cleaning, patience, humility, compassion, problem solving, detective skills... Continue Reading →

Love

You want to know one of the most amazing things about being a parent? When other people love and enjoy your kids as much as you do. A dear family friend was holidaying with us up at Shoal Bay, along... Continue Reading →

Summer holidays

Four little boys enjoying the Australian summertime. Summer holidays are always special. I love spending time with my family and helping to make memories we will talk about in the years to come. Holidaying with children can be tough. Routines... Continue Reading →

Change

So I've been thinking a lot lately. Our little red brick house has become too small for the six humans and one dog that now inhabit it. I have been looking at real estate up on the Central Coast and... Continue Reading →

Beauty

Is there someone you would like to say this to?!!! Beauty really does come from within. You can be good looking from an objective point of view, but unless a person has inner beauty, then their outer beauty fades. In... Continue Reading →

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