• Thursday’s Top 10 – My most useful baby products

    Babies come with a LOT of stuff. It’s unavoidable. You will get gifts from people, freebies from companies at expos, hand me downs from friends and family and not to mention all the things that you think you will need. This is more the case with a first child because by the second time around you would have sussed out which products are necessities and which are space wasters. Here’s my Top 10 most useful baby products in no particular order: Wooden Cot Initially we didn’t think we would need a wooden cot because we had been lent a lovely camp cot. We were the typical annoying first time parents…

  • Let's talk about sex bay-bee 🎶🎶

    That song is so damn catchy!!! Mum and dad, if you’re reading this please stop now 😅😅 ***** If talking about sex makes you feel uncomfortable then you should probably skip over this blog post. However, if you are open minded and view sex as a natural act and not something to be ashamed off then please read on and comment below.  ***** Ok, back to business. My husband and I have a pretty frikken awesome sex life. I can’t even downplay it to sound humble. We set the roof on fire. Our tastes run along the same lines and so we are able to meet each other’s needs and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • I havn't disappeared

    Well…I guess I kinda have. My hormones have been throwing me completely off kilter to the point where I have taken some calming tablets on the really bad days. Blogging feels a bit too emotionally draining for me to attempt at the moment. Will get back to it as soon as my body calms down.

  • Who am I?

    The situation came to a head the other night. Lots has happened.  I am no longer nursing my daughter. I just couldn’t take it anymore. My sense of self was being chipped away and it was taking its toll not just on me but also my family. My husband was miserable seeing me cry every night from exhaustion and a baby who just wouldn’t stop drinking a few sips at a time. I didn’t have time for my toddler because I was always nursing. I felt like I was spending days at a time sectioned off in my bedroom, all alone, nursing the little one. I was not happy. That’s…

  • I'm starting to hate breastfeeding

    Ok, that’s not entirely  true. I hated it long before I started. Now it’s just my stubborness that is keeping me going.  Let’s go through some pros and cons shall we? Pros Health benefits  It’s free Cuddle time No bottles to wash and sterilize Cons There is a little person attached to my boobs for almost 10hours a day. 10 HOURS!!!!! I love her but that doesn’t make it hurt any less. Not being able to share the feeding is exhausting. It means being the one to wake up every hour or two hours throughout the night. Sometimes a feed lasts thirty minutes and sometimes three hours.  The tiredness is…

  • The cracks are starting to show

    Ugh. I have so much to post about but zero energy. Here’s a broad overview: Life  The business hasn’t taken off as we had hoped so J has started job hunting. In hindsight we were naive and foolish to think that he could work full time on this business while expecting baby no2 and living so close to family. There was always something for him to help with or some obligation thing to sort out. Before we knew it five months flew by and still no income from the website. Not an ideal situation. So now the job hunt is on and we will be moving provinces again. I don’t…