Curve Ball

I don’t know how to start this. I feel like I’m learning to write again after a hiatus of over 3 months. Three months. Where the hell did that time go? Three months ago I wrote about adulting fatigue. I’m so over adulting, I lamented. So over being boring and cautious, thinking ahead all the … Continue reading Curve Ball

Tunes Tuesday…on Wednesday

I’ve been in a funk lately, as detailed in this morning’s blog offering about my adulting fatigue. Check out to feel my first world pain. I even missed last week’s sing song and almost missed this week’s, despite having gotten together with Dee for some soothing creative expression over the weekend. We were going … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday…on Wednesday


I have adulting fatigue today. And yesterday. And most of these school holidays to be honest. Perhaps that’s why I’ve not written a word for 2 weeks. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. I already know that writing every day is a ‘protective factor’ for me against anxiety, depression and overwhelm. So is daily … Continue reading Fatigue

Midwife Emerging.

I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.

More on Why Making a Birth Map Matters- a midwife’s perspective

I ended my first article on Catherine Bell’s fantastic concept of a comprehensive, evidence-informed ‘Birth Map‘ instead of a linear, poorly researched ‘Birth Plan’, with a plea to women everywhere: “Women, please. Embrace your power. Express your power. Don’t keep it hidden. This is your birth, your way. Knowledge and understanding must replace ignorance and … Continue reading More on Why Making a Birth Map Matters- a midwife’s perspective


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