Chubby arms and legs Gummy grins Carrying my babies Breastfeeding When they look up at you and stare while you breastfeed and when they smile at you and momentarily forget about feeding. Crawling Giggles Bubbly bath time The big smile when they see you after a nap or in the morning Tiny clothes Tiny feet … More What I miss…
This is one of my favourite photos of me and my eldest daughter. She just looks so itty bitty and sweet. She really was a little doll and just the cutest little button. This photo does not accurately depict the day on which it was taken though, and so I thought I would share the … More Behind the smiley photo
Grief is confronting. If you have a friend who is going through or has gone through a loss of any kind, you know it can be scary and challenging to know how to respond. One thing I have noticed is that many people simply do not know how to deal with a grieving person. The … More Supporting a grieving friend.
With two children in school (one entering year four and the other year one) I have picked up some tips and tricks along the way that I feel, should be shared with others on this journey. Hopefully, some of these will make the transition to school life a little easier for you and your children. … More Girlfriends guide to…starting school!
I adore my tattoo. I have waited so many years to find a tattoo that I knew I would love forever. I thought about it on and off over the years, but I could never think of anything important enough to have permanently etched on my body. Then some stinky shit entered my families life … More Got ink?
Like most children, Frida and Pip were pretty desperate for a pet. With a small backyard, a dog wasn’t really an option and so we wanted a pet that was small, easy to care for and could spend most of it’s time outside. At the time, rabbits seemed like a really obvious choice. Small, can … More Feral little fluff balls.
In my experience, babies and children will use one of two sources of comfort. They will either discover the thumb or take to the dummy. Of course, not all children will take to one of these but many do. I had one of each and there have been benefits and drawbacks to both, but ultimately, … More It sucks either way.
I am lucky to have two children with no allergies. Pip, my six-year-old has an intolerance to gluten but it is very mild. When Pip was 10 months old, I gave her some dinner. It was homemade meatballs; she hadn’t had them before but loved them. I wasn’t sure how much actually made it into … More Allergies
Keep going. Just keep swimming. Don’t give up. I am so tired of pushing forward all the time. When will it become easier and when will I just feel relaxed and happy again? I should be happy, I adore my girls and I have a good life. I just miss the days when I didn’t … More I’m tired.
When my eldest daughter was around four years old, we started noticing her urine was a strange colour. At first it was dark yellow, but over several days it became darker and darker and, in the end, it was dark rust coloured brown, almost red. Of course, I was concerned, it seemed odd. I thought … More Just tell me she will be alright.