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

Baby Pickle at… Two Years?!?

Baby Pickle at… Two Years?!?

Seriously, a two-year old? How do I have a two-year old? My life is now one big cliche about how quickly kids grow up, but it’s true! You really can’t look at Luella having tea parties with dolls, throwing rugby balls, and helping me stir soup in the kitchen and still see a baby. There’s … Continue reading

Museum Madness

Museum Madness

We just got back from a weekend in Canberra. Why would anyone go to freezing-ass Canberra in June? To go to Questacon, obviously! One of the best purchases our family has ever made has to be our Powerhouse Museum membership. Not because we go often, or even really like it that much (more on this later) but … Continue reading

Number Two

Number Two

It’s a bit of a joke amongst mums that before you’ve even healed from birthing your baby, people are asking you, “So when are you going to have another?” For a long time, I was staunch in my answer of “never”. If I’m feeling a bit cheekier I’ll say “as soon as Jim figures out … Continue reading

Saying Bye Bye to Baba

Saying Bye Bye to Baba

Last Friday was my 33rd Birthday. It was a fairly uneventful one (aren’t they all after having kids?) but I’ll no doubt remember this one. It was the last day I breastfed Luella. I’d been dragging her around all morning in the rain as I had a few appointments and then wanted to get brunch out … Continue reading

Weaning Sucks… Hard

Weaning Sucks… Hard

Today my day began at 2:30am with a lot of tears. Let me back up… all the way to beginning of my breastfeeding journey with Luella. With all the troubles I had in those early days, it came as a big relief that breastfeeding wasn’t really one of them. The worst I ever struggled with … Continue reading