Category: Parenting & Family

Gender disappointment and its effects

Trigger warning: if you have struggled to become pregnant and/or have experienced miscarriage or loss, please skip this post or read with caution. Have you experienced gender disappointment? I did for the briefest of moments. Bryce and I wanted to know the twins gender early as we had to buy double of everything and admittedly […]

Sleep deprivation made me not want to be a Mum

Trigger warning: sleep training, mental health and intrusive thoughts. Sleep training or co-sleeping? Cry-it-out method or rocking to sleep? Never wake a sleeping baby or stick to a strict routine? What’s right and what’s wrong? What may align with your parenting values are likely to be different to mine and others. Sleep anxiety before baby […]

Christmas, social anxiety and a ruined wedding – 2024, where you at?!

Written December 21st, 2023 Christmas is a joyous time for love, sharing, giving and the magic of Santa. I love Christmas as much as the next person. While this time of year may bring happiness to many, it is also difficult for many. Those who have experienced loss, going through a tough situation or simply […]

Looking for child-friendly restaurants in Melbourne? Here are five you must visit.

When choosing a place for lunch, the first thing I do as a parent of active toddlers is to suss out the child-friendly restaurants near me. I’m not just talking about if they have high chairs or a kids menu (Buy-one-get-one-free kids meals are an added bonus for those of us with multiple children). By […]

When I say “childcare”, what comes to mind? For me, it’s “sickness” and “money”

Levi and Tate commenced childcare in May 2023. We had many trial days and they would cry hysterically when I left their studio. This would then make me cry hysterically and often had me rethinking my life choices.  We powered through the first couple of months of childcare, with nothing more than a runny nose or cough. […]

My top 10 must-have baby products I couldn’t live without as a new Mum

As a first-time parent, it can be overwhelming to navigate through all the baby products on the market. I had trouble deciding what would likely be a necessity versus what I would consider a luxury. Of course, we all want what’s best for our baby, while trying to keep our bank balance in check. I […]

Why going back to work after a baby isn’t easy

I returned to full-time work after 14 months of being a stay-at-home mum (SAHM). During those newborn days (when sleep and regular showers didn’t exist), it was six weeks after bringing the twins home from NICU that I was ready to hang up the mum towel and return to work immediately. When the twins reached […]