First stop on euro-trip 2016

On Sunday the Husband, baby B and I left Canberra for our takeoff point, Melbourne, with 2 suitcases, 2 backpacks, 1 nappy bag, a stroller, an ergobaby 360…I think that’s all phew! Flight number 1 was a dream flight. I bought B a dummy to prevent ear pain on take off but he fell asleep…

My Breastfeeding Journey

Disclaimer: this article is not intended to stand as a criticism of other mothers or as health advice. I’m not a medical professional. I’m only commenting on my own experience.  I know I will not be alone in admitting that breast-feeding was a lot harder than I had ever imagined or than I had heard…

Top 5 baby items I could do without…

A while ago I did a top 5 products that I loved. Here are a few things that I could have done without: A battery operated swing. This came highly recommended from a lot of people and I know it works for many but Baby B never took to it. We put him in it on…

My child is a genius!

Hehe not really…or maybe, I don’t know yet! Isn’t it wonderful how all parents take so much joy in their little bundle’s milestones. We all think they are oh soooooo ad-vahnced! Here are Baby B and me having some fun at my piano. I hope that B will take an interest in music. He doesn’t have to…

Fun in the sun with my little guy

Today we had a splash in the paddle pool at Aunty K’s house. This is the first time I’ve donned a bikini since before I was pregnant and even though we were just around family I was a bit nervous. In fact the only reason I wasn’t in my trusty one piece is that it…

Thoughts on my caesarean experience…

I had a caesarean birth. It’s not really something that should be controversial but in some ways it is. It’s a birth experience that I am proud of (as all mothers deserve to be however they give birth) but it was not planned. In fact, I made a very conscientious effort to avoid exactly the…

Finding a Balance

One of the questions I ask myself all the time is, “how am I ever going to get it all done?” and I still don’t know the answer. I think the more important question is “What do I need to get done to feel ok?” I study part time and have a 6 and a…

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Ice-cream!

What a magic combination – Banana, Cacao and Maca! But seriously, I know I might be starting off a little banana heavy but this is so good that I had to share it. A wonderful friend of mine (who is also a mum) instagrammed a similar recipe a few weeks back and this is my…

Baby B 6 Month Update

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since we brought Baby B home from the hospital on a cold late July day. I remember desperately looking forward to him reaching 6 months when I would hopefully have it all together and know what to do. Truth be told, it is much easier now and I…

Watching him become ‘Daddy’

You meet a few new people when you become a mum. Obviously you meet Baby but you also meet ‘Mummy’ and VERY importantly you meet ‘Daddy’ for the first time. Before we became parents we talked extensively about the roles we saw ourselves taking as parents but, as with all things to do with parenthood,…