Hello 1am

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

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 →


So I was chatting with a friend from high school today. We are catching up next week after probably close to 17 years!! I can't wait!  Anyway the concept of 'normal' came up. As in trying to be normal.  And... Continue Reading →


This morning I cried. Over goddamn marshmallows.  You know when sometimes the tiniest little thing pushes you over the edge? Well today it was bloody pink and white marshmallows! The day began far too early, as it usually does. On... Continue Reading →

My baby

His little hand will only get bigger. These baby years are ever so fleeting and I am soaking up those chubby little thighs and soft sweet cheeks and toothless grins. Because before I know it he will be walking and... Continue Reading →

Life as a child with ADHD. (From a parent’s perspective)

Please don't get frustrated with me. I didn't mean to lose my socks again.  Please don't get angry with me. I know I push your buttons and push the boundaries but I never want to push you away.  Please don't... Continue Reading →

Bad back

So this is the face of an unattractive sleep deprived mother of four with a very dodgy back. I've had a flare up since #squirt was in hospital. Possibly a combination of sitting in crappy hospital chairs holding bubs, plus... Continue Reading →

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