I thought the first two years of motherhood were hard. There was so much I didn’t know - including whether I could trust myself to make big (and little) decisions for my son. Should I wrap him up more, turn his fan off or on, was he drinking too much, or not enough. But in many ways, those two years were my most secure. I had desperately wanted to become a mother and the instant I had my son, I felt like I was truly happy for the first time my life. I can only describe it as a total and utter submersion into a new world - one in which I felt completely at home, even if smacked with occasional anxiety.Read More
I so dig women like Tia. She works night shift as a nurse at the local hospital, then lines up next to her husband in the paddock the next day. Oh and she's raising two boys under two. I promise never to complain about how busy I am ever again...Read More
You can fit a lot into a day when it starts at 4:45 am. And when the temperature is anywhere above 6 degrees, that day probably involves the park. So, after tomato-sauce covered eggs, two episodes of Paw Patrol, another viewing of Stickman, 15 coffees and some curtain-twirling, we set off.
Having a toddler turns even the most basic activities into adventures - in wonderful and horrible ways. So a short stroll around the local park = epic three-hour journey involving a horror house with a front yard full of headless dolls, some upside-down hanging, stick-investigating, log-balancing and duck-communicating. Plus a whole bunch of tears, tantrums and falling on our faces. And that's just the morning.
Then someone says to me on Monday, "what did you get up to on the weekend?", and I'm all like, "ahh nothing much".Read More