Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
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.
Extreme Self Care
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
Intermittent fasting: 10 weeks to Healthy
My last post about my intermittent fasting "it's not a diet" weight loss journey was 2 months ago. It's fair to say I dropped the ball there! I had been doing mainly 5:2 (5 days fasting with 800 calories-ish, 2 normal days, and on average 14 hours fasting overnight) for 8 weeks, and had lost … Continue reading Intermittent fasting: 10 weeks to Healthy
The loveliest thing happened today…
#midwifelife "How are you going here Mia?" my colleague asked me as we made our way from the building after knock off today. "I just sometimes feel like you don't always enjoy it, like you don't love it." I'm not surprised she thinks this. If she's read any of my blog for a start, that … Continue reading The loveliest thing happened today…
A picture tells a thousand lies…
Tunes Tuesday- For my green eyed besties
❤ ❤ Dear email subscribers, please click on the title to access my latest very humble YouTube channel offering ❤ ❤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QGtPkhj64g It's a bit weird to sing a love song for your best friend. But that's what I'm doing today, knowing they will both understand the nature in which I intend this. Cold Play … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday- For my green eyed besties
“You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”
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.”
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?
Turning Circle Rage- a symptom not the cause
At 7:42 this morning, I reversed hurriedly down the driveway, two gorgeous crazy making girls in the back, one who almost forgot to bring her shoes, AGAIN. It is the exact latest possible time we can leave home to get to school with a chance of making it to the turning circle before they close … Continue reading Turning Circle Rage- a symptom not the cause