THIS THING CALLED PARENTING

Unicorns, Lollipops, and Frown Lines

Being a parent means the simplest of tasks can take twice as long. I remember the days where I was married, carefree, and childless. My house would be immaculate (most of the time). Everything would have its little place. Washing stayed in the washing basket only when...

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Behind the Tears

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post 🙂 Having a child is the best distraction from coming to grips with the reality that I have cancer. It’s easy to dismiss my emotions when I have so much to focus on. People...

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7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Parent

Ah, that time when I was young, wild (alright I’m still a bit wild), and free… well, child free.I had no idea what it would be like to be a parent. I didn’t have a CLUE. If only I’d known exactly what I was getting myself into… would I have changed my mind?Hell no. I...

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A Love Like This

It’s 2.30am in the morning and I’ve had just three hours sleep. I wake to the sounds of a small voice, chattering away in a language you’d think I’d be able to understand by now. Slowly my eyes begin to focus and I can see the silhouette of this beautiful little girl....

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As if Being a Mum isn’t Hard Enough

As if motherhood isn’t hard enough, there is a crazy amount of pressure put on us mums today.Sometimes I think we forget that when it boils down to it, no one else can tell whether you’ve done what’s “supposedly best for your child” or not. Take a look at these...

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What it’s Like to be a Parent

Before hubby and I decided it was time for us to expand our family of three (that’s including the dog….), I thought I had a pretty good idea what life would be like with a little mini me. I figured it would be busy but that we would still maintain our “normal” lives....

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Why Being a Mother Makes Me Appreciate My Parents More

This time last year I was pregnant. I found out on the 28th of May 2015 and it changed my life forever. It was this change that made me realise just how lucky I am to have such amazing parents. These two things combined prompted me to write the following post on my...

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5 Lessons My Baby Has Taught Me

I feel like as parents we are forever thinking of what to teach our children and it dawned on me this morning that even though my baby girl is only fourteen weeks old, she has already taught me so much. PATIENCE I’m the first to admit that I’m not a patient person, in...

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8 Things You Need to Know About Antenatal Classes

I have little to no experience with babies, children, pregnancy… you name it. I hadn’t even changed a diaper before I became pregnant so it’s safe to say I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. For this reason I thought it would be extremely important that I attend...

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Why Nobody Tells You Breastfeeding is a Bitch

If you’re a new Mum or even a seasoned one, you’ve no doubt heard the breastfeeding mantra; “breast is best”. Saying this three times isn’t enough as I have no doubt that almost every person with an opinion will force this on you – your midwife, your mother-in-law,...

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Dear Daddy; A Letter from Casey

Dear Daddy, I knew from the moment you held me in your arms that I was loved. I knew that my Daddy would always look after me, keep me safe, and love me with all of his heart. It wasn’t an easy first few days in the hospital with me. I hated those blood sugar level...

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My Baby Girl Casey is Finally Born!

As the days neared I was counting down to the 4th of February 2016, the day my baby girl would be born. Having an elective cesarean is strange like that. We had a date already pre-booked so it was literally just a waiting game. I had one day where I thought I might be...

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The Flow of Emotions as Motherhood Approaches

Ahhhh, the joy of emotions – even better when coupled with hormones!You’d think that by the time I enter my ninth and final month of pregnancy that I would have had time to adjust and get mentally prepared and ready for this baby...

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Pregnancy Weight Gain – My Struggle

Pregnancy weight was something I never thought would really worry me. I’m 165cm short (not tall by any means) and I guess you could say I’m one of those lucky lasses that has remained the same dress size throughout most of my adult life. There was a time...

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The Worst Day of My Pregnancy

This post is a personal one.And it was literally one of the scariest days of my life to date. It’s Saturday the 15th of August, I’m almost 15 weeks. I’ve been craving some physical attention from my hubby and to his credit, he’s been worried...

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Advice from Real Mothers

As soon as you are pregnant, people dish you out advice around pregnancy and parenting as though you’re just waiting to hear what they have to say. Some of it will be great, some of it… well let’s just say you’ll be polite...

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I Can’t Believe I’m Actually Pregnant!

Call me a pessimist but I honestly never thought I would fall pregnant quickly. I’ve been on the contraceptive pill since the age of fifteen, and as I approach the big 3-0 I’m pretty worried that I’m going to have difficulty getting pregnant. All...

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