• just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    From one burnt out mother to…herself.

    OK, so I’m feeling the need for some Monday motivation again. In light of my last blog post about my grandfather’s passing, I am feeling a little very burnt out and overwhelmed (to be honest I already was feeling a little worn out before it happened). I need some inpiration to get me through the next few weeks. We were already feeling pretty busy and under the pump – throw in a loss and the need to suddenly pick everything up and head off on an interstate trip and it all gets a bit crazy! I have so much to do in very little time (or money), with very little…

  • Uncategorized,  updates

    Pinning at life. Well, before I ‘pin out of control.

    Pic Hmm. I usually try to blog at least once a week, but I must admit I’ve been preoccupied. I’m feeling that honeymoon phase of the new year where you try to put all of your resolutions into action all at once and it’s too early to be disappointed in myself! It’s great! I mean, check in with me by say, March, and I’ll let you know if all has been abandoned, but so far so good! I have a confession. When Pinterest started to get all like a big deal and shiz, I just kind of pathetically signed up, pinned a couple of things and promptly lost (p)interest. I’m…

  • getting silly

    How to run the perfect household (yes this is a joke post).

    Pic I find that all households (especially those with children inhabiting them) benefit from some good organisational systems. As the perfect housewife *cough splutter* I am about to share with you my amazing, foolproof secrets to success. I am not even going to charge you for accepting my life changing advice! WHAT A DEAL!! Let me start by saying that there are so many ways in which you can make your inner domestic goddess shine, despite having a busy lifestyle. I know this is controversial, but did you know that I can show you how to train your offspring from the age of 1 to assist you in your daily…

  • helping others,  just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    It was just one of those days.

    Pic Do you ever have “one of those” days? The ones where strange things keep happening and you start to take it all a little personally? As a parent, I have those days on and off all the time. The exact same events could play out on any given day and you can laugh it off and think, “Well, that was hilarious! Carry on, then!” and on another day those same events can feel like utter crap, making you doubt everything you believed about yourself as a parent. A couple of weeks ago I noticed on my twitter and facebook feeds that other baby mamas like myself were struggling from…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    It’s not just my voice.

    Pic Note: This post is quite emotionally revealing and has been difficult for me to write (it’s taken a few weeks), but I felt it was important to express because I am sure I’m not the only new mum going through it. All my life I’ve been a very strong minded (some may be reckless enough to accuse me of being stubborn) person. I’ve always known what I’ve wanted and how I feel about certain issues. Which is mostly a good character trait to have, and occasionally I learn the hard way. Luckily I do usually learn pretty well from my mistakes, but I like that I am passionate about…

  • just some thoughts,  Uncategorized,  updates

    It has to happen sooner or later.

    Pic: Those are just cordial, right? I have to wake up in the morning, you know. Last week I went out for dinner with The Girls. It was a nice, casual mid week meal, with lots of chatterboxes sitting all around the one table at a local fish and chips joint. Of course we’d rearranged the long tables so we could all see each other and therefore maximise the amount of different conversations we could participate in all at the one time (there are a healthy number of us). The guys just wouldn’t understand haha. I was in such a good mood and the baby was at home sleeping, with…

  • just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Remember back in the days when we used to sleep?

    Pic All my life I’ve been a good sleeper. Apart from a bit of the “I’m Scared of Monsters” childhood period and the “Teenage Angst is Eating me up Inside” period, I’ve done fairly well. I loved my eight hours of sleep a night and thrived on the occasions I could get ten! A bad night? Six hours. It was enough to make me a little bit homicidal. A night out on the town? Look, I’d need the usual eight, plus a few more to get me less…drunk and grumpy. Oh how things change! At the moment, we’re dealing with the Little Mister’s recovery from his four month old immunisation…

  • pregnancy,  Uncategorized

    I used to think “nesting” was a myth.

    Pic Seriously. I thought nesting was just some excuse for already crazy clean freaks/domestic goddesses to get their OCD on during pregnancy. I thought there was little to no chance that I would ever succumb to such a thing. We’re talking about a lady who thinks using a “just add water” muffin mix counts as baking (and is oddly proud of this). Someone who thinks scrapbooking and crafts are lame-o. That doing dishes is optional (or only a requirement if something’s gonna stink or there aren’t any clean forks left or visitors are coming – even then, meh). Same goes for ironing. Let’s face it, I am not by any…

  • just some thoughts,  marriage,  Uncategorized

    Getting hitched: Does it change anything?

    Pic: Her life would never be the same again – or would it? Last weekend I was honoured to witness one of my best friends trying on the dress that she will be walking down the aisle in. Let me tell you, I am so excited for her it may as well be me 🙂 A quick conversation came up in the carpark (where all dodgy business is discussed) about the changes that marriage brings. My friend’s grandmother suggested that it can be a massive lifestyle change, but the younger ones (my fellow bridesmaids) suggested that these days as a lot of people live with their partners before marriage, perhaps…