Phemie, 2 and a half, the day I came home from hospital with Reina- 2014 Half an hour before bedtime the other day, 2 days before grade 3 would end forever, Phemie decided she had to make cards for everyone in her class. Classic Phemie. Is it a universal law that all children remember something … Continue reading “You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”
“I’m going to imagine he’s real.” This is what Reina said on the school run this morning. But let's back up a bit. A few weeks back I had to tell Reina that no, Santa wasn’t real. No, nor is the easter bunny or the tooth fairy. "I am all those things," I told her, … Continue reading “I’m going to imagine he’s real.”
The dress fits once more. I reached a milestone today. Finally, I can enjoy wearing this beautiful dress again, after 7 weeks of intermittent fasting and exercise to shed the 10 excess kilos that have crept on over the past 2 years. Today I'm 70.1kg, down from 74.6kg at the start of these concerted efforts. … Continue reading Bittersweet
It was another perfect Brisbane day and the girls and I were enjoying mum and dad's pool. They had been playing pretty nicely up to that point, which was a welcome relief. I've become so tired of the bickering and button pushing. Lately they've taken their competitiveness to a new level, especially if they're with … Continue reading Sisterly…love?
I ran 6 out of seven days that week, and evened that out by liberally drinking wine with Chab 5 out of 7 nights.
Looking angelic, five minutes before the spectacular meltdown as Reina's ice cream dripped and drooped over her cone, hands, dress, and somehow all over her face, much faster than she could consume it. A new rule was born: cups only! After 6 deliciously relaxing days away at the coast en famille, I am feeling ever … Continue reading My Perfectly Wonderful, Ungrateful Kids
My lady's blood pressure measured 148/100. That couldn't be right. She was a healthy antenatal woman, expecting her first child at 40 years old after several miscarriages and a long struggle to fall pregnant. She would be with us on the ward until her induction of labour as close to term (37 weeks and over) … Continue reading To Have and To Hold
Photo by Kamille Sampaio on Pexels.com There is a unique pain that comes from preparing your heart for a child that never comes.David Platt I wasn't going to share our story today. I simply wanted to write a short blog to recognise International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, on October 15th every year. It … Continue reading Number 3 Who Wasn’t Meant To Be
Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.-Pablo Picasso Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com Go to any mothers group get together (and maybe fathers groups too, but I wouldn't know) and much of the conversation revolves around our little ones and their latest achievements and blossoming talents. … Continue reading Prioritising Creativity- why is it so hard?
"I'm putting on my brave pants."