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…

Puppy love ๐Ÿถย 

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…

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….

Feeding in Florence

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ As featured on http://www.hotmama.co.uk ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 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 โค๏ธย 

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…

Not all days are easy, but that’s ok.ย 

Today was a tough day. I slept for less than 5 hours last night and my little love was suffering with some tummy pain all day. Crying, crying, crying. We were both suffering! No naps today. Few feeds, which only aggravates her tummy pain more. Of course it’s frustrating to know this, but what can…

Who knew?! A guide to things ‘Baby’ that I didn’t!

There are so many things that are new when becoming a mother, almost everything to be precise! I never had friends close with children, in fact, I hardly knew any children at all before becoming a mother. I worked in fashion, luxury to be specific, I had a wonderfully hectic career with an even busier…

Appease-eotomy

For years and years I knew that I had wanted a C-section, should I have a baby. Let me start by saying that I most certainly don’t believe that c-sections are necessarily a safer or smarter option all of the time, rather that a woman should have the option to begin with, understanding the risks…

Nourish

The most precious time of the day is feed time. Before having my little love I thought that breastfeeding was strange, I was afraid, I was awkward, I was uncomfortable. As soon as I fed my baby for the first time a fire ignited in me and I just knew that nourishing my sweet angel…