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…

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…

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…

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…

I’m a shouty mum

Yesterday Reuben informed me that I’m a shouty mum. I honestly didn’t even realize until he said it. When Baxter isn’t listening, my immediate reaction is to raise my voice assuming that will get his attention. It doesn’t. He generally laughs at me now and to be frank, I’ve brought it on myself. Seeing the…

27 weeks and a wee life update

Reuben said to me last night “you need some new content”. The sad thing is, he’s right. Life has been so insanely busy as of late that I really haven’t set aside time to blog as much as I would have liked. I’ll be honest, I’ve set aside NO time. As I’m sure you’ve been…

New year! Same old me

I am usually one of those people who post a big New Years status saying ‘new year, new me’ blah blah you know the ones. And as I write this I’m thinking to myself, this kind of IS one of those posts (haha, awkward). I guess it’s coming from a different angle.. bear with me….