• Finding my Mumtribe

    I have always been a bit of a loner. If given a choice I would much rather be at home than do something social. I have a few very close friends that have been around for almost half my life and I have been quite content. Since having kids though, I feel as if I’m not setting a very good example. While I don’t think there is anything wrong with being an introvert, I also want to show my girls that it’s ok to put yourself out there and meet new people.  When we moved here in April it was quite lonely. I wasn’t entirely happy with the move to…

  • The magic of a second child

    When I fell pregnant with my youngest I was a confusing mess of emotions which grew deeper and more tangled the closer I got to her birth. It was a combination of happiness, fear, excitement, regret and and about thirty other less dominant emotions.  Happiness: I desperately wanted a second child. Our family, while amazing, felt incomplete and I wanted a sibling or two for my daughter to grow up with. I have an amazing relationship with my own sister. There is a strong bond that gets formed by sharing so much of history. I know this isn’t the case with all siblings of course but I hope our girls…

  • I've been featured!!!

    How exciting!!  I was so flattered when Carly over at www.momoftwolittlegirls.com asked me to write a guest post. I have been following her blog from the time I joined WordPress and she is great! Super relatable and down to earth.  Here it is: https://momoftwolittlegirls.com/2017/08/17/parenting-win-vs-parenting-fail-5/ Time to celebrate with a steaming cup of Vanilla Chai …it’s bloody cold today 😂

  • When breast isn't best :'(

    I read such a tragic story the other day that I just can get out of my head. Here’s the link: Mom Shares Tragic Story Of Breastfed Infant Dying From Starvation If you are a first time mum or even an experienced mum but being pressured to exclusively breastfeed…please trust your gut. If you think your baby is still hungry then get that formula. You can do combination feeding until your supply picks up. This story was so easily avoidable.  I am a well educated woman and I have another child but when I took my second baby for her vaccine the clinic sister made me feel terrible about combination…

  • Hello World!

    Let’s hope this is not a sign of things to come 😂😂 Baby E was born last Wednesday. This is just a quick post before I forget stuff.  We got to the hospital really early and REALLY tired because we made the mistake of watching Originals the night before and then we couldn’t sleep 🙈 Hospital check in was quick and we were lucky enough to snap up a private room. This was really fortunate because the maternity ward got really busy the next day.  The whole process was so chilled this time around because it was a planned C section. There was no rush or sense of urgency. I…

  • Say whaaaaaaaaaat!

    How cool is this! I’v been nominated for a Liebster Award by Jenny, writer of a really cool blog that you can check out by clicking on her name. Thank you! She is new to the blogosphere but her posts are entertaining and if you’re in the States you should definitely follow her (not literally please, that’s creepy) to get info on good bargains and free stuff 🙂 So for those who don’t know about the Liebster Award (2016), allow me to explain. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. Display…

  • My long overdue pregnancy story and A’s birth story

    I havn’t put A’s pre-birth story down in writing before. Partly because I have been putting it off but mostly because it’s this private little gem that I like to take out and think about and then pack safely away again. But considering that I have such a terrible memory I should write this all up before I forget and lose a precious detail. Especially with Baby #2 around the corner. So here goes: I always knew I wanted to have kids. In my mind I had a set plan – finish university, get an awesome job, meet the guy of my dreams, get married, have kids and stay at home…