Sometimes when I’m pulling out another load of tangled, wet clothes, I want to turn my head to the side and slam it onto the top of the washing machine. But I don’t. I carry the basket out to the clothes line and start trying to figure out which things can share pegs because the … Continue reading Anyone else had a bad day this week?
Eight years ago I learned that I wasn’t the most important thing in the world. In the days to follow, I learned that premature babies aren’t just small. That a birth can be celebrated and grieved. In the months to follow, I learned that my vision of perfect was appallingly naive; medical staff warn of … Continue reading Eight years of lessons I didn’t know I needed
I got a ukulele for my birthday. Since then I’ve been spending more time trying to learn how to spell it than I have how to play it. Source: Pinterest I’d never touched a ukulele before my birthday but the week before the big day, I went into a music shop and announced to the … Continue reading 2 reasons I’m smiling this week
How do you know if someone is a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you. I don't know any vegans and I don't have a problem with anyone's food choices, so I probably shouldn't have smiled at that joke. I thought that the joke would be just as true if it asked 'How do you know … Continue reading Why I didn’t smile at you in the supermarket this week
On our way to the Bruce Springsteen concert, we remembered our tickets were still on top the fridge back home. Another time I went to Bendigo for the day, and my handbag was still on the kitchen table. Aside from incidences like those, I’m usually pretty organised and reliable. Like this morning. We slept in. … Continue reading 3 mistakes already and it was only 8.30am
I have this really bad habit. I let the surfaces in the living area of our house (lounge room floor, coffee table, kitchen table and kitchen bench (actually add the top of the microwave and the top of the fridge)) get really messy. We all know roughly where something is when we want it, but … Continue reading I need to break a bad habit – what do you need to work on?
We know that our kids are going to imitate us. We're role models. That gives us enormous power that we need to use as a force for good. Lots of the things that come out of my mouth during the day are all part of me trying to raise happy, healthy, successful and self-confident girls … Continue reading Evidence that I’m a positive role model
There are only two things worse than not being able to get back to sleep during the night when you have a new baby. The first is when it happens and you don’t have a new baby. And you lay there and wonder if you should get up and have a Milo and fold some … Continue reading A sentence a day – let there be blog posts galore
Nine years ago we took a blank video cassette to our 20-week scan. But the sonographer stopped recording when she realised something was wrong. Our doctor told us that afternoon to go and buy some pyjamas that would be comfortable to labour in. I wasn’t sure what labour-suitable pyjamas looked like, so I bought some … Continue reading Learning gratitude