• milestones,  Uncategorized

    1 year of parenting. What I didn’t expect.

    In another week, I will have been a parent for a whole entire year. It’s nuts. I have no idea what’s happened. Seriously, what just happened?? In some ways it feels like it’s been a decade, and in other ways it feels like it’s been, oh…about 30 seconds. Blink and you miss it. That kind of feeling. I just don’t understand how it’s actually possible to fit that much craziness into only a year! 12 months of everything from taking a brand new baby home from hospital, to watching him grow and develop into an almost toddler and worrying about every little thing in between! So in the spirit of…

  • just some thoughts,  updates

    An open letter to my mothers’ group.

    As we (all too rapidly) approach the Little Mister’s first birthday, I have a few posts planned to celebrate not only him, but my first year of parenthood. This is the first one – an open letter to my mothers’ group (I used an apostrophe because it’s totally ours as well as us being a sum of mothers in the plural sense – don’t know why I felt the need to explain…).  Pic   Dearest Mothers’ Group, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year of parenthood and almost a year of knowing you ladies. I remember being nervous when I received the letter from the hospital inviting me to…

  • just some thoughts,  labour experience,  Uncategorized

    Some honest reflection one week out of hospital.

    Pic Look, I am going to toot my own horn here (or whatever that expression is). I am going to risk sounding full of myself but I am damn proud of how I’ve handled my crazy pregnancy and labour experiences. I’ve learnt so much about what I am capable of both mentally and physically, which sounds funny because a lot of things didn’t go right. It doesn’t mean that there weren’t moments I felt like my body had let me or the Little Mister down, but there were a lot of things my body did right. They say you should talk about your birth experience – especially if things went…

  • just some thoughts

    Modern Day Etiquette: What advice would YOU give?

    There is nothing more exciting than receiving a parcel in the mail. Especially when it’s a surprise! As I was sitting on the toilet going about my business yesterday, my husband called out. “There’s a package for you! Are you expecting anything?!” I then quizzed him through the door (we’re married – get over it). “Whose handwriting is it in? Is it from Australia? Did I order something online and forget about it?” “I don’t know. Should I open it for you?” came the reply. “OK…but be careful. It could be a bomb or anthrax or something. I might have made some enemies.” So anyway, fast forward a few minutes…