Why Mom Friends Are Vital To Your Growth and Sanity

Yesterday I sat in my friend Ashlea's kitchen talking about life and just having a general catch up. She made me a strong coffee because well, she's a mom of three too and could sense how much I needed one. My eye was twitching I was so tired she could see it in my...

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Our Children Are Uniquely, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

⇑ Pic By Angela Rea Photography  No two babies are the same. They are all so unique. I found that out the day Brody was born. Everything about him was different to Noah from the get-go. He loved being swaddled, where as his older brother had despised it and always...

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The Importance Of Taking Time Out To Rejuvenate

Parenting is hard. As rewarding and as wonderful as these years are, they can leave us feeling depleted and with an overwhelming sense of identity loss. I mean who am I besides a mom and wife? What happened to the person I was before my kids came along? Sound...

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When Parenting Loses Its Joy

I didn't see it coming. Just like the last time. And the time before that. On the outside I seemed ok. To everybody else, I seemed in control. Life was manageable and easy. I was completely unaware of the crash I was about to encounter. I honestly never felt...

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Here’s To The Next 365 Days ….

Pic courtesy of Angela Rea at our Sunshine Journey. It's 2018. Just like that one year comes to an end and another begins. Last year, this time I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of our little girl. Well, I say eagerly awaiting but I was still 6 months away from...

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Things I Never Want to Forget About My Kids

We all know the feeling too well. That feeling that no matter how much we wish time would stand still, it only seems to go faster and faster. One minute we look at our tiny newborns and the next they are dribbling and chewing their hands with the promise of little...

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Living In a Constant State Of Fear

I've always been a "half glass full" kind of girl. Or so I think anyway. I like to think I generally look on the positive side of everything and don't sit moping in a state of despair for too long. I see hope in much of life's brokenness and I try to make the most of...

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The Most Romantic 4-Year-Old In The World!

We have always known Brody to be a little different. Like every child I guess, you notice early on the small little things that set them apart from everyone else. Maybe it's a look they give, a hidden obsession they have or the way they insist on doing something...

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Thank You To The One I Call Mom

There's no denying that a large part of me wanting a girl was to for all the girly experiences it would offer me. And so far, it hasn't disappointed. I get to dress her up and put pretty head bands in her hair and just generally explore things I didn't get to explore...

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The Fourth Trimester : AKA The Hundred Days Of Darkness

From the moment we pee on that stick we know our lives are about to change. Whether it be our first child or whether it be our eighth, life as we know it will never be the same. We see our babies grow from a tiny mustard seed to a large watermelon, all the while...

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Restoring Order In The Home With Good Behaviour Incentives

It's been two weeks since we had our chat with Noah. And for the most part I have to say things have been really good. We have been making a concerted effort to check in with him and make sure we are giving him the right kind of attention. His attitude and response to...

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When Your Eldest Child Falls Between The Cracks

It's so funny how we often think we have it all figured out. We think we know what to expect from our kids at every turn, like we have them waxed to the tee. But like with most things in life, we realise all to quickly how we don't always know our kids inside out and...

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Dear Mama Of A Newborn

Dear Mama of a newborn, This is a letter to all of you who are face down in the trenches! This is a letter to those who feel it gets a little overwhelming at times and who need to be reminded to be gentle with yourself. I know how hard it can be when you are in the...

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A Little Slice Of Life

So where the heck have I been you ask? Well you know, in between all the nappies, burping, swaddling and being on call 24/7, I've been slowly trying to find my feet and get back to the person I was before Hunter arrived. Although, what are the chances of that ever...

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