Number One

It's almost impossible to convey the absolute shift in the very essence of yourself that comes when having your first child isn't it? That first child, number one, who changed everything. What can you ever say to your first child that would let them know all that they have done to/for you? I always … [Read more...]

It takes two: Sharing your pregnancy & baby experience with a friend or loved one

A sponsored post for Bupa I don’t know if you have been lucky enough to share a pregnancy or been due around the same time as a friend or family member, but there is certainly something very special about it. When I fell pregnant with Daisy, my bestie from High School (and bridesmaid and … [Read more...]

An adventure to the beautiful Maldives

I am here as a (very lucky) guest of Club Med Kani and was flown here by Scoot Airways. This trip was organised by Sam & David from the Good Funny Smart Collective. When you get asked if you would like to take a trip to the Maldives to check out one of their resorts and an affordable way … [Read more...]

Full Maggie update: 2 years 1 month

At 2 years and 1 month, Maggie is expert at drinking milkshakes and baby cinos. She's very busy, all day, every day and quite frankly is so cute I sometimes want to squish her until her head pops off. That's weird I know. M'lady likes to take to the couch of an afternoon with her dummy … [Read more...]

Maggie is 2 years old!

Another whole year has passed. That sweet little baby girl, is now a little girl. A 2 year old girl. My how a year flies by. There's so much to say, and then nothing much at all. Rob said it to me today while we were watching her run about in the Autumn sunshine, free as a bird, happy as a … [Read more...]

Just not right now…

This week has not been the best around here. Maggie has hit the terrible twos a week early and with the passion of one thousand fiery suns. Whilst a few weeks ago she would answer "Of course!" to questions, she now says no 23,000 times a day. She's doing that arched back thing when you try and put … [Read more...]

Maggie gets her first hair cut

Just in case I wasn't sure that Maggie is actually no longer a baby (the arrival of tiny Dorothy has made that SO obvious now) this morning we really sealed the deal. Maggie got her first hair cut. The mullet was off the charts so we needed to straighten it up and thicken up what was there. … [Read more...]

Welcome Miss Dorothy May Mitchell!

I've been a nervous wreck waiting on the arrival of Lucy's baby. It's been such a wait, and when you find out someone is preggers from the very beginning, well it seems like a VERY long wait indeed. There were plenty of false starts, but FINALLY yesterday afternoon one Miss Dorothy May Mitchell … [Read more...]

Maggie is 23 months old!

Um, someone will be turning two next month. No more baby. No more liddle person. Just this BIG, adorable, BUSY little lady. Who is now 23 months old. It's also occurred to me that I forgot to do a monthly update last month on her (because: well busyness and getting ready for NY and perhaps … [Read more...]

A letter to Lucy before her 2nd baby

Dear Lucy, Today we celebrated a little baby shower for you, because apparently you are going to have another baby. Real soon. I might even miss it which I am entirely NOT ok with. It was a small gathering with just a few friends at Mum's place on a cool autumnal day. The smell of … [Read more...]

Two

Two is a pretty cute age. Sure, there's tantrums and all the bits that go with it. But it's mostly sweet little people emerging with sentences and words and playing and innocence and joy. As for these two? Well. It's an absolute joy to have them here, growing up together. Two peas in a pod. … [Read more...]

Maggie is 21 months old!

Where does a month go?! I'm with you Mags. It's entirely NOT Ok that you will be 2 in just 3 months time. But despite all the protest and crankiness that we feel about the situation, here we are Miss 21 months old. Full of new words, an obsession with her older sister, a love for the dummy … [Read more...]

10 things parenting has taught me

Tomorrow marks 10 years since I went from being a woman, daughter, wife etc etc to a Mum. I remember so clearly waddling around the day before Daisy was born, I do believe Rob and I went out and celebrated our last day together as just us with a milkshake at the place we met for the very first time … [Read more...]

Maggie is 20 months old!

Seeing that there? Well it means that Maggie will be TWO in a few short months. Ok 4, but still, tell me. Where does the time go? Where?! Someone is #notbovvered What a month is has been...cousins and people GALORE. Mags has been in her element soaking up each and every bit of attention she … [Read more...]

Maggie is 19 months old!

Another month gone? Surely not! Thank goodness there are cherry overalls and dimply knees to help us through this all. Any remaining signs of baby are fast disappearing, leaving us with a little girl. Still a very little (thank goodness) but growing like a weed nonetheless. … [Read more...]

Sweet baby cheeses! A Christmas giveaway worth $500!

Update 9th Jan 2017: The winner of this giveaway has now been chosen and the lucky winner was Nadine with this comment: "Beautiful. I have to admit I would be a little selfish and keep it for myself. I am weeks into my pregnancy after a lot of fertility treatment. This past May I lost a baby boy … [Read more...]

Maggie is 18 months old!

Let's take a moment, shall we? That baby that was JUST born is now just 6 months off being 2 years old. Make it slow down or stop or something, just for a moment or two. Somehow. Please. It's been a busy month for our little lady. This big, bad world is opening up around her and she … [Read more...]

What happens when you are busy making plans

A sponsored post for Bupa This post talks about pregnancy, problems in pregnancy, loss and premature births so may act as trigger to some people. As the wise old lady sitting on my rocking chair on the verandah, OK the still old lady looking exhausted from her 3 children, I can safely say that … [Read more...]

Maggie is 17 months old!

So Mags, how you feeling about being 17 months old now? Yuh HUH I am feeling you GF. It's like you have been working all this time, these 17 months on just perfecting the mullet which you now have. I get it. And I like it. As Daisy said to me last week "Mum she has new strategies … [Read more...]

It doesn’t matter

When you fret and worry about whether your kid takes to the breast, or won't take the bottle or you can't get a good attachment and need a breast shield, or a pump or not to pump, to demand feed or feed strictly every 4 hours. Whether you still give your baby a bottle in the middle of the night, or … [Read more...]