Relaxing my approach to parenting…

Approaching parenting is a fraught process with judgment at every turn. Chances are that your own approach will contrast with someone close around you – Your friend, your sister, your mother, your mother-in-law, your sister’s neighbour’s mother-in-law’s friend… and you will probably become closely acquainted with ALL their opinions on the subject. It’s logical that…

Body love?

This week I decided to finally get back into a gym. Tonight was my second visit since I signed up to a 10 day trial period and it was hard won – last night I got 3 hours sleep, I worked all day today my Zumba class was cancelled and I very nearly threw in the towel.  Instead…

I’m so lucky – but…

I’m so lucky. As a mum in Australia with an education and a secure job with good conditions, I’m so lucky. Here are some of the reasons why I’m so lucky: I took 14 months maternity leave and through a combination of paid maternity leave and paid annual leave I received pay throughout the full…

What is me time? 

The concept of ‘me time’ is one of the most strongly emphasised important needs of a person and never more so than after you become a parent. I honestly don’t think at this point that I could accurately describe what me time was to me before I had Baby B. I suppose if I allow myself…

Hey y’all I’m back at work!

For the last few months I have been settling into my new normal as a mum who also works outside the home. This role is one that I’ve given a lot of thought to over the last year or more and I’m pleased to say its gone very well so far. I was very lucky…

The new mum advice you won’t hear (seriously)…

Because I’m a new mum I am, of course, full of useful tips that to me were like revelations and now all I want is to share the wisdom so if you’re interested in hearing a few gems that I never heard before Baby B was born then read on… Go to the bathroom as…

Dear Baby B, Mummy is tired…

Please please please just go to sleep. Mummy’s here, I’m rocking you, it’s all ok just go to sleep. Your bed is warm and you’re all snuggled up, Mummy has been sitting with you on the uncomfortable chair in the nursery for 15 minutes and you seem sound so please stay asleep when I put you down…nope,…

Baby B’s 1st Birthday!

The 22nd of July2016. This time last year I was lying on a hospital bed with an epidural in my back dreamily snoozing in a morphine haze. I new that soon I’d meet Baby B but I had no idea what a ride the next 365 days was going to be. I’ll do more of…

Summer in the South of France…

As our European adventure starts to wind down I finally have a moment to recap a little on the last 7 weeks here in the South of France. We are very very lucky that the Husband’s parents bought a little holiday property in a tiny village in France about 90 mins drive from Toulouse in…

Our experience introducing solids while travelling…

Now that Baby B is 11 months old (!) we are well and truly into the world of solid food. However, when we left on our big euro journey, that journey was just getting started. Back home I was excited to whip up little organic veggie delights in my nutribullet and freeze them in tiny…

At home in France, some thoughts…

It has been a little while since my last update but that is because I’ve been taking a bit of a break. We arrived back in France and are staying at the Husband’s parent’s house in the Lot department of France. We’ve been here since the 16th of May and will stay for 2 months…

Our week in Sintra, Portugal…

Recently we enjoyed a week staying in the beautiful world heritage listed Cultural Landscape of Sintra. We went there as part of my research and I found it the perfect place to combine work and play for me. We flew direct from Stockholm to Lisbon and were greeted at the airport by a shuttle to our…