Completing the Deck of Milestone Cards

And just like that you have completed the deck of milestone cards. Cards I added to my registry when I was midway through carrying my firstborn. I shuffled through the deck when I got it home, dreaming about my baby reaching each one. Related: 10 Items I Could’t Live Without In The First 6 Weeks …

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What the First Day of Childcare was Really Like

When the time came to enroll my son in childcare, I thought choosing a childcare was going to the hard part. Boy was I wrong! It turns out that first day of care was going to be one of the toughest moments of my new mama life. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok …

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What I Have Learned During Lockdown 2020

This morning we were advised by the Victorian State Government that restrictions and effective ‘lockdown’ due to COVID-19 are being eased as of tomorrow 12th May 2020, 12:59pm. With the ability to have up to 5 people in our homes, after 6 weeks of isolation I wanted to reflect. On what I have learned, what …

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Tips for Working from Home Effectively

Today marks my first day working from home due to the novel COVID-19. So this has gotten me thinking, what can I do to make sure I am working from home effectively? My whole team is actually working from home and so I have written this partly for my blog, and partly for my team …

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5 Old Wives Tales for When Your Child Is Unwell – And Whether They Actually Work

Disclaimer: I started writing this before COVID-19 was classified as a world wide pandemic. If you or someone you know (including your children) exhibit any symptoms that may be related to this virus, please refer to the instructions on the WHO website. This piece is for information purposes only, based on my own experience and …

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Opposites Attract

My husband and I are proof that soulmates are a reflection of you. They are the exact opposite, mirror image of everything you are and hope to be. In other words, proof that Opposites Attract. We are completely different people, different shapes of a puzzle who fit together seamlessly. Related: Marriage After Baby Like puzzle …

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Why Not Celebrating Valentine’s Day is the Best Decision We Ever Made for Our Relationship

Pizza on the couch. No gifts. No flowers. Here’s why not celebrating Valentine’s Day is the best decision we ever made for our relationship. No Pressure = No Disappointment The last time we celebrated Valentine’s Day ended in a pile of tears and disappointment. Having failed to book a place for dinner, feeling the social …

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Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing a Childcare

I’ve been AWOL lately. It must be the Holiday period, or maybe it’s the fact we just moved house (crushing number 1 on my 30 before 30 bucket list). Or maybe it’s the recent health problems I have been dealing with (number 24). Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the dreaded 11 month sleep regression! OK, …

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Amazon Christmas Gift Guide for New Mums

Disclaimer: Some links provided in this blog are affiliate links. I may be paid a small commission if you use these links to make a purchase (at no cost to you). However, I am not paid a commission to recommend products to my readers. The time of gift giving is upon us! I have plenty …

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Facebook Groups That Every New Parent Should Join

Being a new parent is hard… New motherhood is a lonely role with little support. If you don’t count the mandatory maternal health nurse appointments every few months (2, 4, 6, 8, 12 months post-partum) there is little space for a new mama to turn when she has questions. For me, it’s been 27 years …

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