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.
Every time I hear the term ‘Baby Brain’ it really irritates me. It has long been used as an excuse for a whole range of things. If you Google “baby brain” you will be met with several search results around what it is, whether it is real and possible scientific proof it exists. I don’t … More Baby brain?
If you are a woman who is pregnant at the moment, you are likely to be feeling nervous and anxious about the health and wellbeing of you and your unborn baby. Pregnant women and new parents are already vulnerable to anxiety and depression, and the current COVID-19 situation has made things even more stressful as … More Help is there if you need it.
You are too young to know it yet, but you are so incredibly lucky to be growing up with so much opportunity and choice for women. We still have to fight but there are some incredibly brave women standing up and making their voices heard and working hard to create a better future for you. … More A letter to my daughters.
There is a period of grieving for some parents, mostly mothers, which occurs when your youngest grows up and then ultimately starts school. I began to notice it when my youngest turned four and I started seeing the endings of several things. I have to admit I have felt incredibly sad at times, and I … More Who is ‘me’ after children?
Every day I am learning new things and just when I think I am starting to get the hang of it all, a new age and phase of parenting begins. I feel as though it is getting harder, rather than easier as my kids grow older however there are plenty of things I am more … More What I have learnt in eight years of parenting.
I have tried to change my attitude toward my period. Really I have. I have listened to podcasts and read articles on learning to understand each phase of your cycle better and how to manage the less than enjoyable symptoms by avoiding caffeine, eating better and drinking lots of water. At the end of the … More Stop telling me to embrace my periods.
I have a tattoo. I really enjoy the fact that I can write that now. It is tiny, but so very meaningful and special to me. There are many things I doubt about myself and question whether I am doing right or wrong, but one thing I am certain of is the fact that … More A few things about me.
* Note that this is only my experience. Everyone has a different birth story and all of them are miraculous and beautiful and unforgettable. For anyone nervous about birth, whether it ends up being vaginal or via c-section, you can just see my smile in this photo and the way my baby is staring at … More Girlfriends guide to labour and birth.
Look at her. Not a care in the world. Here I am on my wedding day, floating on a boat on Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the background. A well earned champagne and probably the first substantial piece of food I had eaten all day in my hands. I was … More One day you will get excited about a multi cooker.