Pregnancy number two – all-day nausea, exhaustion, lies and deception. Can you tell I’m not yet loving it?!

My toddler will be two tomorrow and I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant with baby number two. I'm going to be honest, I did not enjoy pregnancy first time around and I'm definitely not loving it yet this time either. In fact, number 18 on my list of things I learnt during pregnancy is the reason I was … Continue reading Pregnancy number two – all-day nausea, exhaustion, lies and deception. Can you tell I’m not yet loving it?!

How to be unflappable – learning from my Mum

My Mum rocks. I have learnt so much from her. Both through her intentional parenting of me and her unintentional passing on of wisdom. One of the biggest things I’ve learnt from her is how to calmly handle any situation. I asked my husband what he thought I’d learnt from my Mum and his first … Continue reading How to be unflappable – learning from my Mum

Indian Takeaway / Night In – I Date

Ok, so we copped out on our I date slightly. The plan was to pop down the road, armed with recipes, to the Exotic Superstore (it's amazing!) and buy the ingredients to make an Indian feast. Often our dates revolve around food, and we love cooking so we were looking forward to it. However, when … Continue reading Indian Takeaway / Night In – I Date

Did I really just say that out loud?

Since becoming a parent I've found myself say all sorts of things I never thought I would. Most recently we were out for lunch and I found myself saying, "please don't post your chicken through the table". I thought to myself, how bizarre that would sound out of context?! A friend of mine told me the … Continue reading Did I really just say that out loud?

The struggle of letting our kids gain independence, even when they might get hurt.

Figuring out how to equip my kid to be ready for the world and how to handle tough situations is something I think about a lot (in fact I've previously blogged about it here). But, in reality, the step of actually letting them off into the world is a whole lot harder! My previous blog … Continue reading The struggle of letting our kids gain independence, even when they might get hurt.

Mama Bear over-protectiveness – a judgemental mummy confession

Yesterday I went to a splash park with my husband and kid. I've worked more than my hours already this week so I seized the opportunity to take some time to frolic in the sun. However, even though it was really warm in the sunshine the water was still freezing! My kid loves it so … Continue reading Mama Bear over-protectiveness – a judgemental mummy confession