I am enough

Since my Ripley was born it has been 2 years, 3.5 months of waking every 1-2 hours. Sometimes I lose count of how many times I wake and other times I’m excited because it was only 3 times in a night. We have never had more than 5-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep since he was…

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Taking back motherhood and every day life

More. Defined as ‘something more than she expected’ or greater than what is already. A concept so prevalent in our society, a concept that defines our choices and our thoughts. But why? Mothers with young children are particularly vulnerable to the concept of ‘more’. My facebook feed is full of posts from mothers in groups…

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Knowing how to proceed

One of the most difficult challenges in my life at the moment is managing Ripley’s medical and allied health appointments. He has many people involved in his care: GP, Paediatrician, Allergist, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist for Feeding, Speech Therapist for Language, Gastroenterologist, Dietician and Haematologist. Beyond the obvious difficulty in managing our time and…

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The Fourth Wave of Feminism

I’m not really the bin your bra and not shave your legs (oh wait, when was the last time I shaved my legs) type but I do love strong and powerful women. I actually wanted to be a journalist, I studied journalism and planned to be a journalist. But what happened? A man. He changed…

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Handling emotions around others

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” ― Lemony Snicket I find it so difficult to manage my emotions around others at times. Most of the time other people are kind and understanding, as much as they can be I guess. But sometimes, and I have to admit this is mostly…

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Why gentle parenting is important

There are always new memes going around the internet but there has been one, in particular, a newspaper column in the US which basically claims that the problem with our society stems from too permissive/passive parenting techniques and the way we prioritise our kids. Carly aka Grubby Mummy summarised my thoughts so well overnight that there…

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How busyness + parenting impacts relationships

There are so many articles on the internet about the impact early parenthood has on relationships. I know that I am unlikely to contribute anything new, but part of me wants to share anyway in case it’s in some way relatable to anyone reading. Being a parent is hard. It’s hard for everyone. When you…

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