After an appalling pregnancy and a crippling case of pre-natal depression that sent my heart and mind to places I never could have imagined, a miracle bursting with joy, laughter and Love arrived in our world very early on a crisp April morning over Easter weekend in 2014. We are a year on now, and … More Bittersweet Birthday in Brisbane. Baby James is One Today
In the first trimester of my fourth pregnancy, something happened. My boobs ballooned to ludicrously large and have not returned to any semblance of normalcy. The absolute largest nursing bra I have been able to get my hands on in regular retail outlets is a 14HH and I spill out of that even. I’m sick … More Big Boobs Blog
Okay. So in the long standing tradition of over-sharing, I have now spent 9 weeks taking selfies and random pics of feeding fourth and final child in various locations around the globe. From Auckland to Andalucia I have demand fed this almost insatiable little Hobbit. I will spare you further pontificating about my parenting style … More Breastfeeding Around The Globe
I’m bossy. You can sugar coat that and say I’m assertive. Sheryl Sandberg would have us “Ban Bossy” but as many of you know, I am a die hard fan of the simple, unfettered, stone cold and occasionally uncomfortable truth. And the truth is, I often think I know what is best for everyone and … More Careful what you wish for
Four is a lot of kids. And when you introduce the level of change that a new baby will bring to a household, the flaws in everyone’s personalities are given a chance to put their best foot forward. Darling daughter is extra needy and bossy and being extra miserable to her three year old brother. … More I Have Absolutely No Idea What I’m Doing… And am Totally Cool With That.
We’re about a week out from becoming parents again. Pre-knocked up self had pictured this point in the pregnancy as seeing a glowing and maternal me crocheting blankets and staring blissfully off into the distance imagining the hours of baby bonding that lay ahead once the fourth and final heir to the Happy Hobbit throne … More Wanting to Run Away
Yesterday, I was not merely pleased; but ecstatic, surprised, delighted, comforted, jubilant and more than a little bit relieved to be feeling my first real, sustained and absolute peace and acceptance for the wee soul that I’ve been growing for the past few months. I had a regular checkup conducted by a locum, as my … More I Feel Him Rolling – I Ain’t Hating!