Letting go…

In the weeks since losing our babe, friends of mine have given birth, and others have announced their pregnancy news. What a beautiful time for those around us! I have felt so confronted by their joy and it has truly made me question my sense of self. The disappointment and sadness I feel comes from…

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Babe #2

******************Warning – Talking about miscarriage*************************** At exactly 11 weeks pregnant my pregnancy stopped. My body stopped growing the babe that I had imagined and loved for those 7 weeks since finding the most beautiful two lines on a stick. Millions of women have been there before me, and so many friends and family members have…

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The Sweet Spot

I have entered a ‘sweet spot’ in mothering my daughter. She is a keen walker, eater, sleeper and is just generally good at being gorgeous. Our routine works and our days are fairly relaxed and easy. The early days were full of stress, frustration, and exhaustion. Just before my daughter turned one we experienced constant…

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Learning to be a Mum

Reflecting on the last 12 months, I am amazed with my own growth and change; giving birth, navigating life with a newborn, and watching a baby become a little person has allowed me to grow into the most real version of myself. Acceptance and trust are the most important aspects of life as a mum.…

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Parenting Role-Reversal

Doing anything full time can be draining, exhausting, and mundane. Whether you work in a paid job or a rather thankless one (parenting), you will sometimes get to the end of the day wondering if it was all worth it. But, to have an appreciation for what your partners’ experience is compared to yours can…

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Hello Motherhood

Life before my daughter was full of goals, expectations, intentions, and planning. It had structure, routine and predictability. My husband and I lived a cafe lifestyle on the weekend and planned overseas trips on a yearly basis. Becoming a mother was always on my mind however, I underestimated just how much my life would change.…

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