Let’s talk about LBL

Modibodi

If you’ve had a baby…chances are at one point or another you’ve sneezed and wet yourself. If you haven’t, you are one of the lucky ones. And if you’re like me, and have had FOUR babies come out of your v-jay-jay…then hey, light bladder leakage is a given. That doesn’t mean, however, that it should be something you put up … Read More

A huge step…for both of us

Gus

I’m entering this week with a heavy heart… You see, my biggest boy is starting school for the first time and I’m not coping to put it lightly. Some parents might see this as something to celebrate, and yes while there is a lot to be excited about, I feel like I’m in mourning. Actually the best word I have … Read More

Olivia’s Birth Story-Part two

our family

If you didn’t catch part one, you can do so here! So about that tsunami… The thing I hated about Billy’s birth and yes I don’t use that word lightly, was that it escalated so quickly. My contractions came over and over again, with no break, and I felt like I was drowning. It was the part I had been … Read More

Olivia’s Birth Story- Part one

me in labour

Three days before Olivia was born I went in for a routine check up with my OB and happened to mention that the baby’s movements had drastically reduced in the last 24 hours. I had put it down to the fact that labour must have been imminent, after all, that’s how the story goes, right? Wrong. My OB looked concerned … Read More

The longest month of all

37 weeks pregnant

You know that saying that each month has roughly 30 days…except the last month of pregnancy which has approximately 4,567? Yep…I’m living it. I’m officially down to my final few weeks (3 to be exact) and to say I’m limping over the finish line would be an understatement. My body is achy, my mind is in overdrive and my mood, … Read More

To Angus on your 6th birthday

Happy birthday Gus

To my dearest Gussy, I’m going to start this year’s letter straight off the bat by telling you I’m so incredibly proud of you. Six years old. Six whole years we have been lucky enough to have you in our lives. It’s a big milestone. Why, you might be wondering? It’s not 18 or 21. But six. How could it … Read More

Why having three kids, is harder than one!

Brothers

My dear husband said something to me the other day, that got me all fired up. We were discussing the imminent arrival of our fourth child, when he mentioned that someone had asked whether it was harder to have more than one child. His réponse? “Having three kids, is no different to having one.” That’s when I lost it. Let … Read More

The marathon of pregnancy

Tired pregnant lady!

I could never have been a marathon runner. I would have given up long before the finish line. In fact I have this memory of a sports carnival and being asked to fill in for someone in the long distance event. I agreed because I’m a yes person and instantly regretted it. About 400 metres in, I faked a rolled … Read More

30 weeks down…

30 weeks pregnant

So here I am. 30 weeks pregnant. Where on earth did the year go? I remember finding out I was pregnant and sharing the news with you all at 13 weeks, and now suddenly here we are, well and truly into the final trimester and dare I say it, onto the home stretch! I had thought this pregnancy would by … Read More

I’m a sleep failure

Eddie catching up on sleep

Hi, I’m Erin, and I’m a sleep failure. I am. Don’t try and convince me otherwise. You see I have a child, sometimes two children, who frequently wake during the night. They aren’t babies, so I can’t use that excuse. They are four years old and nearly six years old. For realz. You see, I am a failure. It wasn’t … Read More