Going Nutty 🥜 

Babies and nuts are, for many, a scary combination. In a time when we seem to be frightened of our own shadow, especially when parenting, we tend to opt for the ‘safest’ option, avoidance. Since avoidance has never been my cup of tea and in light of the growing body of pro-nut evidence, mentioned below…

Cyclone Ready

This weekend we are bracing ourselves for Tropical Cyclone Debbie. I really couldn’t imagine, 18 months ago, from the comfort of my Bondi Beach apartment, that I would be buying LED lamps, water tanks and water sanitiser in preparation for major flooding and general destruction… with a baby in tow. At first I felt infuriated…

Nursery rhymes for the modern Mum

Being a stay at home mum poses many challenges, but my biggest challenge is keeping my daughter entertained, while maintaining some semblance of sanity. I really had no idea of what to do with a baby, let alone how to entertain one. I had faint recollections of a few nursery rhymes, like Itsy Bitsy Spider…

Tiny teeth shining through🌟.. And what’s worked for me so far 

I’ll start by pointing out that by no means am I am expert on teething or children in general, my advice comes solely from my experience with one baby and also endless discussions with my partner (MD) and girlfriends who have babies of a similar age. Our daughter Tilly started ‘teething’ at around 4months old…

Puppy love 🐶 

It’s no secret that children love animals and in my house there’s no exception… luckily, because we have a few! Throughout my pregnancy I couldn’t wait to introduce my fur babies to the new addition, knowing how much joy pets added to my own childhood. My sister and I would spend hours on end dressing…

Pane di casa 

Pane di casa is pretty much just basic, staple bread, translating to House Bread or Bread of the house. This recipe is super simple, requires one little attention and is pretty fool proof. Ingredients  4 cups Organic plain flour plus more for dusting 415g purified water (room temp) 1tsp Himalayan sea salt 2tsp instant Yeast…

After 6 months of kissing these cheeks…

Today marks the six month of my motherhood journey.  I’ve learnt so much in such a short time and I have loved every minute of it, every peak and every trough of emotion and every sleepless night.  Here are a few things that I’ve learned so far: People are kind. I have so many examples…

The Marvels of Medicine

So, if you’ve watched Married to Medicine then you must know exactly what it isn’t like to be married to a Doctor.  Young Doctor life, at least, is trying on the entire family. There’s not much that’s too glamorous about it, it’s hard work with long hours and little appreciation.  Young Doctor’s often complain about…

Proud as punch.

I wrote this 3 months ago, in Italy, through tears, on my iPhone. Now, still at an irrelevant 59kg, 6 months postpartum, with a pride for my body that is immeasurable, I share it with you. Not too long ago a person close to me made a comment, or rather a ‘joke’, about my weight….

Recipes to sustain your little Popeye❗️

I started to introduce foods rich in iron to my daughter at 4months, first just a teaspoon or two at a time and mostly as a base for tasting other foods, in the form of fortified cereals and rice porridge. Iron is extremely important for growing bubs from 6 months of age, it is recommended…

Feeding in Florence

🌟🌟🌟 As featured on http://www.hotmama.co.uk 🌟🌟🌟 Women supporting women on International Women’s Day! Breastfeeding definitely didn’t come naturally to me. I never imagined that I would enjoy it and the whole idea of it really freaked me out. The fact that I would be producing milk from these two fatty lumps that had been almost…

That’s Amore ❤️ 

This week my big love and I celebrated our anniversary.  It’s been several years filled with travel and a beautiful friendship, with a lot of fighting and arguing but always the desire to make things work.  It got me thinking about how lucky I am, that I have found someone that supports me in my…