• getting silly,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Thought orphans.

      pic So basically, this post is about all the things that are too long to tweet, and may be too boring to put on Facebook. Wow, I’m really not selling this. So…this post is about all the little things in my brain that aren’t probably long enough to have their own blog posts. Poor little thought orphans. Nowhere to go. Don’t worry, little thought orphans. I’ll give you a home. You can all live together in this one poor excuse for a blog post. It’s not much, but I’m here for you, little buddies. Time to move out of my brain and out into the world. BUT… maybe they’re…

  • Inspiration,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Sorting out Friday’s feelings.

    pic Sometimes the weirdest things can give me icky feelings. I can start to feel insecure or negative and I have to fight to pull myself out of a ‘mood’. Sometimes I get the urge to ‘do something’ about it. I may feel the need to vent to someone or ask someone what’s going on with them (when really it’s what’s going on with me). Luckily I often fight that urge and I realise that if I just let it sit and if I just sort through it, the feelings dissipate. It’s how I sort out the ‘real’ problems from the ‘imagined’ ones. It doesn’t mean there isn’t something wrong,…

  • health,  just some thoughts,  labour experience,  Uncategorized

    Don’t bother having a birth ‘plan’.

    I honestly don’t know why they call them that. The fact is, you can’t PLAN your birth process. Even if you have a wonderful labour, you didn’t plan it. It was just a wonderful surprise to know that you were able to have a relatively good experience! To suggest that we can plan childbirth just seems like bollocks to me. Big sweaty ones. It says we’re in control of the process. I’m sorry, but while that thought is nice and sometimes keeps us sane, it just isn’t true. My advice to first time pregnant mums is to throw out any notion that you are in charge and that everything will…

  • guest post

    A friendship from two perspectives.

    pic Today I bring to you a weird documentation of a friendship that has stood the test of time, written from both of our perspectives. It’s been about 16 years (I probably got that wrong because I’m sh*t at maths). I’ll go first… Kez Unprepared I met Ash (who now comes complete with new blog¬†which she totally does not update enough despite showing great promise) in high school. We kept each other company in home room. We made bad jokes and I supported Ash’s love of TV presenter Ray Martin (with the unmoving hair), out of pity because I felt like she needed to not be so weird and alone.…

  • Inspiration,  Uncategorized

    10 things that make me very happy.

    pic 1. Making it through a tough day and still feeling strong. Today has been the mother of all days. Nothing particularly ridiculous has happened, but it was tiring. I forgot to pack the stroller back into the car before setting off to Toddler Jam (an hour of toddler filled chaos dancing and singing). That was fine, but the Little Mister ¬†showed distinct signs of conjunctivitis DURING THE SESSION (and was getting grumpier by the minute) so we had to high tail it out of there. To a pharmacy. Who told us that we would need a prescription for the special eye drops because of the Little Mister’s tender age.…

  • just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    The thing I’m most afraid of.

    Last night, I was trying to gather some thoughts together for today’s blog post. I wanted to list my greatest fears and I was not exactly coming up with much. All I could think of is my fear of spiders. Especially the ones with the big, bulbous, black bodies and hairy legs. Oh, holy sh*t they freak me out. I can’t even bring myself to show you guys a picture of exactly what I mean, because that would involve finding a picture and looking at the picture. I can’t even. I thought about how I have a fear of being rejected or misrepresented. I get really angsty when someone has…

  • Inspiration,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    So…what do you do?

    pic Yep. It’s a question that we are asked constantly. It is also a question we ask others. It’s the standard small talk topic when we meet somebody new. We seem to define ourselves by what we do for paid work…or what we’re studying/training to be. As a stay at home mum, this question can be an interesting one to answer. And by ‘interesting’, I mean ‘awkward’. I don’t have paid work, so I have to define myself by much more than that. It’s hard to do. We’ve been socialised to believe that our self worth comes from our job title. How we use our qualifications. At times it has…

  • getting silly,  Uncategorized

    Things that make me uncomfortable.

    pic A lot of things make me uncomfortable. Budget airline seating. Running. Too much ice cream. Holding the not so Little Mister in one arm for five minutes while trying to pay for something at the shops. Anybody else’s pillows except for mine. Kneeling beside the bath each evening, trying to be close enough to make sure the Little Mister doesn’t fall over and sustain an injury (or overdose on the consumption of a random bubble bath brand that you found in the cupboard because he ran out of his normal type and you couldn’t be effed going to the shops that day – parenting fail win). I mean, those…

  • milestones

    The story of my life. In 250 words.

    pic I was born in 1984. In South Korea. Adopted at 5 months old to Australia. Yep, I became “Aussie, mate.” Seriously. I don’t like spicy food and I’m sh*t at using chopsticks. I was a little bit smart. I got promoted to one day a week in grade 1, when I was supposed to be in Pre-Primary. My parents kept me with kids my own age so I would develop socially at the right pace. I was a difficult teen. All about grunge, punk rock and rebellion. At home after school and on weekends, of course. At school and in society, I was really probably too scared to be…

  • Inspiration,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Hump Day Hell Yeahs.

    It’s Wednesday. Hump day. I’ve decided that while conquering Monday-itis with great inspirational posts (well they inspire me because I wrote them for me at least haha), it’s hump day that really requires a self inflicted kick up the backside. By then I know if I’m in the right mindset or not. By Wednesday, I know if I’m being a Negative Nancy or a Positive Peggy. So I dub today’s (and any subsequent) posts Hump Day Hell Yeahs. Because all the other corny inspirational days are taken. Trust me. I googled that sh*t. There’s Motivational Monday, Midweek Motivation, every variation of TGI Friday (TFIF included). So anyway, enough of my…