Life

Hello 35…Nice to Meet You

Hello 35…Nice to Meet You

Hello 35. Nice to meet you.  35 is quite a big birthday, as far as birthdays go. It’s almost 40. I can even remember back to when my Mom and Dad turned 40 and we gave them those coffee mugs from Cardies which said “40′s not old…if you’re a tree”. 35 is halfway to 70, halfway(…)

How Was Your Weekend?

How Was Your Weekend?

I don’t normally write posts about what we got up to on the weekend. Mostly because they are typically quite chaotic and I spend them picking up squashed banana, trying to locate dusty dummies and generally following Ben around so he doesn’t crack open his head. But this weekend I managed to do all of that and(…)

This is How We Learn Things: One Step at a Time

This is How We Learn Things: One Step at a Time

Ben took his first steps this past week. Three tiny ones to be exact. And although it’s a big moment in a parent’s life, it is not the epiphany I thought it would be. Because you see, before I had kids, I thought that one moment a baby was crawling, and the next moment they were(…)

On Father’s Day: My Two Favourites

On Father’s Day: My Two Favourites

My blog is a mommy blog after all, so it’s often quite female focussed and I probably don’t talk about all the lovely men in my life enough. But as tomorrow is Father’s Day I think it’s high time to write a bit about the two favourite fathers in my life: my Dad and my husband.(…)

Wholeness

Wholeness

I read this quote on A Cup of Jo recently and I can’t stop thinking about it. A very close friend of mine is currently going through a loss and it seems some of the best advice I can give her at the moment (written by Hugh Mackay, psychologist and author of The Good Life): “I(…)

Life, Stress, Happiness

Life, Stress, Happiness

Do you remember those TV adverts when we were kids, of busy mothers running around all day in their pinstripe suits and then rubbing their temples and looking stressed? It was usually for Panado or something similar and normally featured a working mother in a grey suit dropping off kids at school, working, making dinner and then collapsing(…)

Our Latest Family Shoot (and Hello Again Subscribers)

Our Latest Family Shoot (and Hello Again Subscribers)

Firstly, just a quick hello to subscribers and sorry you haven’t been getting email notifications. WordPress took a while moving you over to my new theme but it’s all done now, so we should be sorted. In the mean time, what did you miss? Here’s where I talk about all the work that went into getting(…)

“A Viable Die-able Age”

“A Viable Die-able Age”

When you’re young, you don’t think about death. Or, the luckier amongst us don’t have to. Sure, your cat may get run over. Or the silkworms in your shoe box may stop moving. But that is death that is on the very edges of your life – you always know it’s there but it doesn’t(…)

Tattoos: Love or Loathe?

Tattoos: Love or Loathe?

Excuse the rather strange expression on my face. I was NOT actually trying to pull off a “Blue Steel”, I was making a train sound (choo choo) to try to get Ben to smile. And it worked. Kind of. Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of you and your baby(…)

On Wide Open Spaces

On Wide Open Spaces

My soul feels a little bit squished at the moment. How can I explain it? Instead of a clean white piece of paper sitting peacefully on a desk, I feel like I’m squashed and crumpled up into a little ball, all my thoughts jumbled together in a messy wad of paper that someone’s about to(…)