When was the last time you went star gazing?
We used to go to a place called Swimcart Beach on Tasmania’s pristine East coast. It was perfect for stargazing because it was removed from the light pollution we get from being near a population centre. We would lie on a blanket, (this is Tassie so we had a good few layers of clothing on, including a beanie, and a fire as well) and just gaze upwards. Continue reading “Stargazing”
What an emotional, beautiful and teary day I have had. My daughter is now six. Where has this time gone? I was just looking at her baby pics. I remember that day so well; I had my girl, my beautiful precious daughter. I stared in awe for hours, dreaming and praying for her future. Continue reading “Changing seasons”
Do you have ‘placenta brain’?
Or is it just a sad reflection on us as a society that we forget the good stuff that’s happened to us barely 5 mins after it’s done. Continue reading “The goodness in your phone”
I am that parent.
The one who, on the first day of Pre-school/Kindergarten/Year Three/Year Seven is in tears from the moment I pull up in the school car park. Continue reading “Letting Go”
When I found out I was going to be a mum in 2005, one of my biggest excitements (and fantasy!) was the fact that I would be able to finally get some law and order into my house, finally have time to cook well prepared meals! But 9 months after my daughter was born, I was lucky to have the house vacuumed every 3 weeks, we still lived on takeaway VERY regularly and I was frustrated with the whole concept of being a housewife. Continue reading “The Joy of Organisation”
In every power struggle, there are only three options. When it comes to parenting, you can let your child win, make sure you win or try to negotiate. Continue reading “Who’s in charge?”
I expected a lot of things when I first became pregnant in 2012. I expected morning sickness (check!), weird cravings (unfortunately not), a beautiful bump (check), and to fall in love with my precious baby as she grew (100% check!). What I did not expect was to hear the words “I’m so sorry, there’s no heartbeat” at my 39 week midwife appointment. Continue reading “Noticing goodness in the midst of grief.”
The secret to a healthy marriage isn’t in how you avoid conflict, but in how you learn to resolve it. Continue reading “Conflict resolution “
This morning was one of those mornings.
My son slept in and woke up crying over not wanting to do his speech at school next week.
My toddler didn’t want me to put her down, didn’t want to get dressed; basically anything I asked her to do she fought me over. Continue reading “The Day Mumma Lost It”
Hi everyone. I have a question for you.
Lets say there is a woman who, in the past, has been forced from her home by her husband, and separated from her children, (which then culminates in the ending of her marriage)…. now fast forward 10 years or so, she is remarried and her wonderful new husband decides to surprise her by buying her a ticket to go away by herself, without her children, to have a break. What do you think is likely to happen? How will this go? How is she likely to feel about this? Continue reading “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the whaaat?”