Thank you…and you and you

This year has been a rollercoaster, but I’m someone who enjoys a ride, the peaks and the dips. They all bring with it their own joys and challenges, but one thing has remained constant, the people who love and support our little family. So without sounding like a gushy mess, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank a few … Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….it just doesn’t feel like it!

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I’m going to admit, right off the bat, I’m feeling a tad left out. It’s pathetic and embarrassing, but it’s the truth. This is the second Christmas that I’ve sat on the sidelines watching the festivities unfold before me. Last year I was heavily pregnant for my work Christmas party, so didn’t attend. On Christmas day, Angus was 2 weeks … Read More

The gift of a grandparent

    A sad thing happened last week. My husband lost his Nonna, quite suddenly. She was his last living grandparent, and we all said goodbye at her funeral on Monday. I only have my dear Noni (we couldn’t say Nonna when we were little) left and it got me thinking about how integral all of my grandparents were in … Read More

But I really love being a mum

    It’s a funny thing, explaining what it’s like being a mum. People often ask me “how’s it going?” or “is it hard?” and I reply honestly, because honesty is what people want,right? “It’s amazing, and yes really hard work…but I love being a mum.” No matter what, I always feel the need to tack that last bit on … Read More

What a difference a year makes

      I was cleaning out my nappy bag (long overdue) and inside one of the pockets I found a newborn nappy (don’t worry it hadn’t been used). It looked so tiny, like it would fit a doll, but I remember it used to do up around a little bottom belonging to my son Angus. In fact it was … Read More

My son eats food off the floor…but I’m not a bad mum

    I don’t take criticism well, I never have. Constructive or otherwise, I always take it to heart, and then want to slap the person delivering it to me. I remember taking an essay I had written in year 9 to another english teacher to be re-marked, because I didn’t agree with the grade my teacher had awarded me. … Read More

It wasn’t love at first sight…but it has been ever since

I received a text from a friend of mine who recently had a baby, telling me how utterly in love she was with her bundle of joy. It automatically brought me back to that moment when the doctor first placed Angus on my chest, all waxy and gooey and belting out a scream. But my first feeling wasn’t overwhelming love. … Read More

Oh no…I’m clucky again!

    I distinctly remember thinking as I paced the corridors of the delivery ward, trying to speed up my labour, “why would anyone do this again?” On day 3, when the baby blues set in, and we were all crying, I had the same thought. As we left the hospital, with this tiny, innocent bundle strapped into the capsule, … Read More