Some days are damn hard

“Take deep breaths mummy…calm down”  It’s the advice I’m getting from my 3.5 year old son as I sob into the palms of my hands. It’s been a rough day. Billy has been unsettled for most of it. I’m tired after a rocky night, the kids have trashed the house, and Eddie just tipped cous cous all over the kitchen. … Read More

Feeding pains

Breastfeeding is hard. Scrap that, it’s more than that. It’s an emotional and physical roller coaster that you feel you may never enjoy. After two children I was sure my third would be a breeze to feed. I was confident I’d escape cracked and grazed nipples. So confident I didn’t even stock up on my breastfeeding essentials to ease the … Read More

The (Nappy) Bag Lady

nappy bag

  As my friend and I were guided to our table at one of Brisbane’s funkier restaurants recently, I felt a rush of excitement. Night outs don’t happen often around these parts. I was all dolled up and keen to see how the other half lives on a Friday night and, more importantly, to have a meal free of interrupting … Read More

My birth story

baby billy

Hearing about other people’s labours is either your thing, or it’s not. It’s definitely my thing. I like hearing the details, the nitty gritty, the good the bad the ugly. But I am also totally ok with people not wanting to share (or re-live) these moments, or hear about mine either. For those of you that want to know, I’m … Read More

Body Image?

barbie

Why is it that when we talk about negative body images portrayed to our children, Barbie is the whipping girl. Hundreds of papers have been written demonising the enduring plastic goddess as an unhealthy example of what our daughters will aspire to. Scientists have been called in to analyse the potential of a woman of Barbie proportions to ever exist … Read More

5 reasons I’m failing my baby

bec mumma tells

I’m a bad Mumma. A failure, even. It’s not an easy thing to read, is it? Try saying it. Or try listening to it. Over and over. Try hearing it from someone who knows you. And who knows the little people you created. Before you try and come to my defence, it’s only fair that I explain. I’ve summarised my faults … Read More