Tales of batshit crazy in laws…

I have a really lovely mother in law. She is lovely. She cries when I cry and laughs when I laugh. I’m lucky.  However before my husband I dated a guy whose mother I could liken to the mother on the show, bates motel. She would wear my clothes, lay in the middle of my … [Read more…]

My birth story – Sofia’s arrival 

My birth post with Luca (read it here https://www.littlebooteek.com.au/article/birth-story-lucas-arrival) has recently been shared and received some attention. Turns out there are so many stories like mine that have ended in trauma and heartbreak. It saddens me that this has happened, as I truly believe that this can be one of the hardest things to overcome as … [Read more…]

To my son. 

To my beautiful son, Yesterday I watched you play around with your daddy’s shoes. One day your feet will fit into them. That thought alone terrifies me and fills me with joy. It fills me with joy because I know you and I have a lifetime of adventure together. You’re only learning to talk now … [Read more…]

What not to say to sleep deprived mummas 

Sleep deprivation is a torture method. People joke about this but when you have tiny little terrorists keeping you up all night, you know they’ve won in their torture methods and eventually you’ll crack. That is no joking matter. “Okay, okay!! The cookies are on the top shelf! Please I’ll surrender!!!”  A lot of people … [Read more…]

MEternity?!?! What a great idea!! 

So unless you’ve been living like a hermit crab, you may have heard of MEternity. I DO live like a hermit crab (a stinky yoga pant, ugg boot, vomit stained one), and I have heard of this wonderful invention by some author with too many n’s in her name, Meghann? Megan? Anyway, this lovely lady … [Read more…]

Anxiety is shit. 

It’s no secret, I have anxiety.  I’ve always had it and I can pinpoint the moment i felt it the most when I was 16 and I couldn’t relax and my thoughts hit me like a freight train so I tried to walk to calm myself and I walked for 4 hours and didn’t realise … [Read more…]