* Note that this is only my experience. Everyone has a different birth story and all of them are miraculous and beautiful and unforgettable. For anyone nervous about birth, whether it ends up being vaginal or via c-section, you can just see my smile in this photo and the way my baby is staring at … More Girlfriends guide to labour and birth.
Look at her. Not a care in the world. Here I am on my wedding day, floating on a boat on Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the background. A well earned champagne and probably the first substantial piece of food I had eaten all day in my hands. I was … More One day you will get excited about a multi cooker.
I love a good inspirational quote. Sometimes they pop up magically when I need them most, other times I will read one and file it away for use at a later date. There are several quotes that have helped me through difficult times and some that I just love because they make me happy. Full … More It’s all about the quotes.
How are you doing? You have been through so much in the recent weeks. You thought you were going in to labour at 36 weeks and you panicked. You still had a week left of work, you hadn’t organised the sibling gift from the new baby to give your two year old, you hadn’t spent … More Dear newborn mum,
I started and stopped writing various posts on all the things I wish I had know before having my kids many times before I gave up and decided to split them into sections. Here is the random list of things I discovered on my journey through breastfeeding two babies. The person who decided to tell … More Girlfriend’s guide to…..breastfeeding
Full disclosure here. Mothering Me is for all women, whether they are mothers yet or not. Many of the topics covered will be more relevant to mothers, however I am passionate about supporting and lifting all women. This includes women who have had an unplanned pregnancy and are considering or have already been through the … More The big A
As most women would know, when a group of mothers get together socially, invariably the subject of babies will pop up at some point and someone will ask if you would like to have any more. It seems that no matter how many children you have, you must decide whether you want more. Hesitate for … More When you don’t just know…
From the moment a woman falls pregnant she is inundated with information around pregnancy and how to take care of herself and her baby throughout the nine months. As you get further along in your pregnancy you may attend birth classes and you will be encouraged to write your birth plan. We spend so much … More The Post Birth Plan
It seems everywhere I look at the moment there is a new sleep “specialist” promising the miracle technique to get your newborn baby sleeping through the night. We are offered “sleep school” for our babies. I have to call timeout on this. Babies do not need to be schooled! Almost every day there is an … More Your baby does not need to be fixed