The Baby Bubble

My first born turned five years old last week. Naturally, I spent the night before her birthday bawling as I scrolled through all the baby photos taken in those first few weeks. I get so excited watching my brilliant little girl grow up, but would also like time to just slow down a bit please […]

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Nighttime musings

Lying in my bed and my head is such a mess. I would like to be asleep but my baby is a thief. She’s robbed me of my nights, and my days are too a fright. But I’m feeling hashtag blessed c’os I know it could be worse. To be honest, I feel shit, even […]

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Body scan

Sitting on the edge of the bed, not quite at ease. Sharp ears confirm all is quiet across the landing. A sigh releases. Relief. Satisfaction. Weary body slowly lowers. Taking care not to disturb the peace. Full weight now supported by the mattress underneath. Contact points pressing firmly. Head sinks deliciously into the pillow. Exhale. […]

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Breaking point

The long coarse grass dances elegantly in the gentle wind. Above, a smattering of fluffy clouds make their way across the sky, breaking up the blue expanse as they hurry off into the distance. The sun sits so low it looks as though it might plunge into the ocean at any given moment. I imagine […]

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A mother’s work

I write this sitting in an empty bath because it’s the only place I won’t be disturbed. You might think the sofa would be a more conventional and comfortable spot to lounge whilst scribing my daily notes, but it’s far too obvious. As for lying in bed, well, that would be just plain awkward if […]

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Making mum mates

Early in my first pregnancy, my husband was offered a new job in another country. At the time, we were living in my hometown – a spot that’s kind of perfect for raising kids and is round the corner from family and friends. But, excited by the adventure of moving to a place we didn’t […]

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And breathe

Maybe it’s the incessant tiredness that makes everyone seem so annoying. Or maybe it’s just that everyone IS so annoying. Definitely the latter. Since becoming a mum, I’m definitely not as tolerant of other people as I used to be. In fact, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to bite my […]

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