A letter to my midwife

Firstly, thank you. Words alone cannot express the gratitude I have for you.  You’re a Midwife, a Mum, and a damn good friend. You made me see a strength in me that I didn’t know I had. A strength I didn’t even know was possible. You reassured me that everything was going to be OK…

Birth Story – Lily Luca

20.04.2017 | 3.43am | 8lb5oz – Lily Luca Bemrose I kept going to start this blog post and simply don’t know where to start because it all happened so quickly. I wrote about Baxter’s and had trouble remembering all the details so figured I’d get onto Lily’s sooner rather than later. For the days/nights leading…

A word from Grandma

Jess asked me to write about how it felt to become a grandma for the first time.  I was honoured to be asked to write this for her (and you all). From the moment we knew we were going to be grandparents, both Kevin (Dad) and I were excited and instantly got how our friends…

Hospital Bag Essentials – take 2

Right, I’ve had sooooo many people messaging me on various platforms asking me for my updated hospital bag essentials list. I did use my initial list as a starting point as well, it was a bloody good list! Similar to last time, I’ve packed and unpacked the bags (yes, bags) several times. This is mainly…

The Mum Tag

One of my awesome followers has a YouTube Channel and a friend of hers made up a Mum Tag, it’s all about being raw and honest about motherhood (and we all know I have that down pat). Describe your day as a mum today in one word. Hectic. What’s the most challenging part about connecting…

#TrollFreeDay

Today is #TrollFreeDay. With the way the digital world is rapidly growing, online bullying is on the rise and I am all too familiar with this as somebody who puts their life out there. Kidspot Australia shared a video this morning feat some fellow mummy bloggers and a few AU favs of mine such as Sophia…

34 week bumpdate (#2)

K so, I’ve been extremely shit with keeping up the pregnancy updates with this second pregnancy. I wasn’t that great with Baxter either even though that was what started this blog off. 34 weeks and 2 days today, 5 weeks 5 days remaining. H O L Y – S H I T. This pregnancy has…

Five big little lies about parenting

There are so many little lies you’ll be told coming into this whole parenting gig. These little lies turn out to be BIG Little Lies! So to celebrate the launch of SKY premiering the new HBO drama “Big Little Lies” on SoHo and NEON, they’ve and asked me for my top five Big Little Lies…

Squad down, I repeat, squad down.

In one of my recent posts I made a big hoo-hah about the fact it’s a new year but ya’ll are gonna get the same old me and that I wasn’t going to make ridiculous goals that I know I have zero intention of fulfilling. Instead, I am embracing all the changes coming this year…

Hey mama, you’re doing just fine.

To the mum tapping her brakes at the lights, we’ve all been there. To the mum struggling to carry her newborn while her toddler is having a tantrum, I feel for you. To the mum rocking her shopping trolley while the person in front faffs about with no regard or awareness that your baby is…

A night at the Bolton Hotel

The week before Christmas, Reuben and I were lucky enough to have a baby-free evening at the Bolton Hotel in Wellington. I haven’t had many nights away from Baxter but knew we both needed it. Not only does having a baby change your life in many amazing ways, it changes your relationship too and both…

Second time around – what I’d do differently

Second time round I am going into this whole experience with so much more knowledge than when I was pregnant with Baxter and well, knowledge is power – right? I will not allow myself to feel bullied, judged or pressured into anything. I’ll have my tin of formula in my hospital bag if I’m having…