Bigger kids, bigger problems 

I was at a 2nd birthday party, pushing back and fourth my pram while trying to secretly sip a wine in the corner. The birthday girls Aunty came over to me and we made small talk about little Sofia, as her eyes fluttered closed.  “Yes!” I said, a little too excitedly.  “Wait till she’s bigger, … [Read more…]

Redefine sexy 

I can never be a model, I’m too big. I can never be a plus sized model I’m too short. I am told quite often that I should tone up for my husbands sake… cause I’m not “sexy”  I’m not toned, I’m not tall, I’m not smooth, my hair is no longer long and flowing, … [Read more…]

Doulas 

Every woman in her life needs a doula. I am not talking about the one who yells chants at you and aligns your chakras while you push a bowling ball out of your uterus, (however wonderful they are.)  I am talking about the friends that are there in the early days when shit turns to … [Read more…]

A little bit boring 

The door shuts, the husband leaves.   And here we are, alone in the house with two children.    Breakfasts on the floor, dirty nappies, changing of clothes, preparing for whatever day we are going to have all before 8. It won’t be 9 before there’s caffeine involved for me, any later than 9:30 and … [Read more…]

The first days 

Do you ever look back at photos through your phone…? Scrolling through and remembering those times and thinking “awww”… I do with some photos. I get all nostalgic. And with others, I thank the lord that months and years  have passed and when I see that photo, I shudder.  When I was 37 weeks with … [Read more…]

Remember why you love me 

Remember when you used to look at me like I was the only person in the world? Don’t forget that. Remember when you decided you wanted me forever? Remember it.  Remember when you chose me as the woman to have a baby with, remember why you chose me.  It’s so easy for us to be … [Read more…]

They’re okay. 

Between exhaustion and stresses of life it is sometimes hard to take a little look around you and see your children in all their perfection.  We are so busy being exhausted and so busy being stressed sometimes there is no time to see passed being a mother and them as a  child. Time is filled … [Read more…]

Dear diary, 

I went to try on a dress over the weekend for an event. I gathered as many dresses as I could so I wouldn’t have that disappointing feeling of walking away with nothing that results in me feeling shit with myself. I got the biggest sizes I could so it would feel nicer to go … [Read more…]