Tag: Mum Life

My hypnobirthing story

[The pain] was manageable then suddenly unbearable and I found myself asking why I thought it’d be a good idea to put myself through this again. Then, I held our son Brodie, and it all made sense. I felt the love that I felt when I met Taylor all over again. And I am now […]

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Baby sleep routine: is it really necessary?

I’m gonna say a big fat yes to this one. But before I do, please remember this is a personal blog where I share my opinions and experiences. If you’re seeking professional advice you’re in the wrong place mumma. If you’re just after an opinion and to hear about a fellow mummy’s experiences with and without […]

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How to deal with raising your family away from family

Every time someone new in my life learns that all my family live in QLD while I live here in SA, I get a flood of questions thrown my way. Mainly asking how I do it; ‘it must be so hard’ and I ‘must miss them so much’ and yada yada. As Mr Big would put it, abso-f*cking-lutely I do. Well… Some of them anyway.

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Why we decided to have two babies within two years

To some, it may seem too soon – having a baby 19 months after your first. To us, it made perfect sense. Here’s why. I grew up with sisters and brothers – plenty of them in fact (5 sisters and 2 brothers – some ‘step’ and ‘half’, but my brothers and sisters all the same). […]

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Surviving morning sickness with a toddler

It’s a question I got a lot after I announced we were expecting our second baby later this year; ‘how do you deal with the morning sickness while raising a toddler?!’. Fair question. And truth be told, it was difficult difficult lemon difficult. Taylor was a few days short of 11 months old when I […]

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Why things affect me so much more now that I’m a Mother

I remember the first time I cried tears of sadness after Taylor was born. She was 8 weeks old, snuggled up having a feed and dozing off. I was half asleep watching the news. Half the headlines went in one ear and out the other as I struggled to stay awake. But then came on […]

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10 things you need to know when traveling with an infant

Don’t do it. Just kidding. It’s not all that bad. Here’s our travel story. “Taylor will be almost 7 months old by then – it’ll be fine” – me, 5 months ago, convincing myself it’d be fine. She’ll be waking up less in the night. She’ll be settled. She’ll be on a good, solid routine. These […]

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Struggling to focus on YOUR health since becoming a mummy?

WITH the transition into parenthood, it’s easy to lose sight of taking care of you – but it’s super important that you do. Here are a few tips on how I focus on my daughter’s health AND stay on track with my own. Numero uno (1) – sleep “HA”, I hear you say. Hell I even contemplated […]

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A letter to my daughter

We’ve had the pleasure of knowing you for 5 months + 9 days now, and I thought it’d be a good time to touch base and give you the low-down on how you’ve changed our lives. You said your first word 10 days ago. Everyone on my social media knows about it because I was […]

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Hey, expecting/new parent, STOP Googling sh*t

Are you expecting your first child? Maybe you’re a new Mum/Dad? Either way, I bet you’ve already made Google a hell of a lot of money with all the searches you’ve done about your pregnancy and baby. I sure as F did. I can almost guarantee that if you’re a Dad-to-be/Dad reading this, your lady […]

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