Book Reviews: All About Siblings

Book Reviews: All About Siblings

I was thinking recently about how I hardly ever read anymore and that I should really set a better example, by letting Luella see me reading. Not going to lie, I probably haven’t read a book that wasn’t parenting-related in over three years. I’m not even going to tell you the last time I read … Continue reading

Coping With Anxiety in my Pregnancy

Coping With Anxiety in my Pregnancy

When you’re blogging (or posting on social media at all) about your family and motherhood, there’s a really delicate line to balance between painting life as nothing but roses and sunshine, and painting life as nothing but sleepless nights and regrettable life decisions. I try to walk that line by simply posting honestly about it all. The … Continue reading

Choosing Home Birth and Choosing to Trust Myself

Choosing Home Birth and Choosing to Trust Myself

I’ve written a bit in the past about my mental health struggles following Luella’s birth. When you tell people you have PTSD they expect that there was a big traumatic incident, but for me it was more a chain of events. It started with a week of start/stop prodromal labour, followed by a “failure to progress” … Continue reading

Announcing Baby Sauce Face

Announcing Baby Sauce Face

I don’t remember where Luella’s in-utero-nickname, Pickle, came from, but it’s no mystery who came up with “Baby Sauce Face”. The curse of the second child, already subject to its older sister’s whims, there was really no chance for this kid not to be given a cheeky nickname. In all seriousness though, Jim, Luella and I are … Continue reading

America, Fuck Yeah

America, Fuck Yeah

We’ve just gotten back this week from a long holiday in the US. Very long, like, to the point where it almost began to feel like work. Luckily we came back in time for the Easter long weekend and have been having a relaxing stay-cation at home. Luella continues to be an amazing traveler. The … Continue reading

What I’ve Been Working On

What I’ve Been Working On

While this is ostensibly a parenting blog, I thought it was about time I posted a bit of a career update. Balancing my family with my desire for creative pursuits is something I still haven’t quite figured out and this post doesn’t really shine much more light on the subject, but does kind of go … Continue reading

Brain Leaps and Eye Rolls

Brain Leaps and Eye Rolls

Lu is at an age now, where everything is an experiment and a thousand questions. I thought I had a little while before I started going down the rabbit-hole of the never-ending “why?” Before I had a kid who could speak I used to shake my head at parents who complained about the constant questions from their … Continue reading

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

I’m finding myself at a bit of a parenting and professional crossroads right now. After the whirlwind that was Sydney Creative Playground I’m once again unemployed (though doing a bit of freelance work). Luella is also old enough now that my and Jim’s arguments conversations about school are becoming very real and not just theoretical. And I’ve … Continue reading

Baby Pickle at Two and a Half

Baby Pickle at Two and a Half

Suddenly I blinked and realised it’s Luella’s half birthday today! And I’ve barely posted an update since she turned two in July! Eep! A lot has happened since then – especially for me professionally, which I’ll save for another post. Let’s focus on the star attraction here: this little goofball! How many different ways can … Continue reading

Terrific Two’s

Terrific Two’s

Forgive me readers, for I have slacked. It has been two months since my last blog post. Whoops! There are a few good reasons I’ve been so quiet. The first is that I’ve been quite busy. We moved house at the end of July. We’re a little more suburban now but still pretty accessible to … Continue reading