Connection

Mummy, look at me, Mummy watch, Mummy… Children are attention sponges, they don’t care if the attention they receive is good or bad as long as they get their reward, more attention. Kids are no different to adults when it...

Mummy Break

When my daughter was a baby I was so consumed by the ‘mother’ role that the only guaranteed outing was her weekly music class. I didn’t have any friends with young children so I felt isolated & didn’t really help...

Respect

Derogatory words, language, insinuations, Heartache, insecurity, twisted denigrations A slip of the tongue, His words have stung, Bros before hoes, Her laughter froze Debasing women for fun or a way to bond, Is as misogynistic as saying she’s dumb cause...

10,000

How important are numbers? Well some are really important, speed limits, how long to leave hair dye on, how far apart your contractions are, for example. Once you reach a certain maturity – your age not so much, I recently...

Orientation vs Preference

If I wake up in the morning and decide to drink tea instead of coffee then that is my preference. If there is something about myself that is ingrained into my psyche that I can’t deny or change, then that...

Illuminate

Usually when I read an article about motherhood it’s espousing the view that it’s so hard and that’s true. It’s talking about exhaustion and less sex, time and money, true again. It’s discussing the Mummy Club which is pretty exclusive...

Entitlement

Thinking you have the right to possess, Undressing & caressing her under duress Lying or cheating or covering your tracks, Having little respect as the relationship cracks Without due effort or talent you expect to win, Claiming the award with...

Blame Game

Whenever there’s a high profile domestic violence case in the media people are usually quick to take sides. To lay judgement on the alleged perpetrator or to view the victim as weak in character for staying in that situation for...

Express Yourself

It’s so easy to lose your identity in being a Mum. To shift from having a high powered career where you are validated for your contribution & achievements to high-fiving your child for pooing in the potty. It’s not that...

Evolution

The only constant in life is change – Heraclitus. As much as we would like things to stay the same, they won’t. Children grow, friendships evolve, relationships go through ups and downs, becoming a wife & mother changes you. I...

Acceptance

What is the secret to being comfortable in your own skin? Being able to see the beauty in your uniqueness. Appreciating the thickness or softness of your hair, the way it curls or flows through your fingers, the smattering of...

Traveller’s Soul

I envy people who can trace their family tree back centuries, knowing exactly where their ancestors originate from ? Being Australian for generations I know my great grandparents were Australian but prior to that, where are we from? England, Ireland,...

No Regrets

Every day you wake up healthy is a good day. Watching the news serves as a reminder that there is always someone worse off than you. Someone battling domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness, war, the loss of a child, terrible...

Boob Bonding

Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to bond with your baby but sometimes it doesn’t come naturally, I loved being pregnant & expected breastfeeding to be easy, it wasn’t. I wrote the below article for expectant Mum’s sharing my breastfeeding journey,...

Men

Men, men, men, men, manly men.. Husbands/boyfriends/Dads, they get a bad rap sometimes. It’s easy to fault men for all the things they don’t do but fail to recognise the things they do. I love being a Mum & wife...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time for reflection. It’s a day when children shower their mothers with love, breakfast in bed, flowers & something Dad thought would make a good present, like slippers. For 364 days of the year mothers deal...

Accessorise

The first time I went travelling (on a 2 year working holiday visa to the UK) I took a suitcase, a backpack & hand luggage. I honestly thought I would need most of my wardrobe. After I’d been overseas for...

Sisters Without Borders

What are the 3 most common questions asked when you meet someone for the first time? What’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do for a living? Those things provide an insight into who we are &...

Inner Critic

How do you silence your own inner critic? That little voice inside your head, feeding your negative thoughts & self-doubts. Realise it only has as much power as you give it & stop focusing on what if & instead think...