Two years of breastfeeding wasn't enough, this child is still obsessed with my boobs. 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 … Continue reading Fatigue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTWXBtq5aYg "And I know I don't possess you, with all my heart, God bless you." I adore this song. The girls and I have been listening to the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack on high rotation, not for the first time. We all love ABBA (how can you not?!), we love Mamma Mia 1 and 2 … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: My Love, My Life
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.
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
Photo by Ilzy Sousa on Pexels.com #soulsearchinginsuburbia #midwifery #birthcartography #informedbirth #positivebirth #birthtrauma #informedchoice #informedbirthpreparation #maternitycare #maternitycareinaustralia #itstime #birthtime I attended Catherine's "Birth Cartography" workshop last week. Yes, birth cartography. Sounds interesting doesn't it? It is. I am in my third year of working rostered shifts as a midwife across the birthing suite and the pre … Continue reading Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.
This one needs some wine. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)- Billy Joel ❤ Email subscribers click on the title above to access my YouTube channel link ❤ https://youtu.be/YTPyPOl3LMQ At the end of a year such as this, marred by so much destruction, death and heartache as natural disasters rip through our lands and Covid-19 claims far … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes for My Mother, With Love
This is me, back in 2010, living in Carcassonne, France, trying to climb my way out of a terrible time in my life. I wanted to write. I wanted love. I wanted to feel whole again. My blog helped me enormously, but it's hard for me to read sometimes. I flicked over to it this … Continue reading Flashback to La Vie in French
Well this is exciting! The last time I blogged regularly was over a decade ago. I blogged about my adventures living and loving in London and then in France as a twenty-something single Aussie girl searching for ... what? Searching for her way forward after seven years in a disastrous relationship that ended in heartache … Continue reading The Beginning, Again.