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.
I never thought I would write. I have always loved children and babies and I seem to have a natural connection to young children which they generally respond positively to. I adore making those connections and having fun with them. Initially I always thought I would become a primary school teacher. I loved the idea … More The writer within?
The rise of the keyboard mummy shamer “I hope you don’t think I am a bad mother for asking this….” “Please be kind in your responses” “This will sound stupid but…” Sound familiar? They will appear as a disclaimer on most potentially dividing facebook posts from various parenting or mothering pages and forums. I always … More A handy guide to not being a troll.
I had a birth plan. It was beautiful. I was going to have dimmed lights, music playing and skin on skin contact as soon as possible. My “plan” was to be very mobile during labour and eventually, I would deliver on all fours because I figured gravity might help the process. I was scared, but … More Birth is to parenting what your wedding day is to marriage.
Every now and then I think that my daughters are so incredibly lucky to be growing up in a time of opportunity and when women are able to speak up for themselves and demand equality without major repercussions. They can do almost anything and a lot of exciting and wonderful things are happening in the … More #metoo the children’s edition.