Tag Archives: parenting

Afterlife

‘Muuu-uuum, was your name Sash when you were a kid? That’s a silly name for a kid!’ ‘Yep, thatView full post »

Dear Bo

Dear Bo, Yesterday you turned four. When you woke up you whispered in my ear, ‘I feel very different todayView full post »

practicing in public

I often talk to people about the pressure for perfection. I experience it every day in the landscape of my own mind.View full post »

Forever

“I’ll love you forever Bo.” “No you won’t. One day you will be dead.” LongView full post »

Those daddies

“Some daddies live with there babies, hey mama?” Yes, that’s right. Some do, some don’t. EveryView full post »

Sing with me.

 “Mama, when you sing you have to put your voice inside my voice..” “You mean sing together? Both ofView full post »

The little things…

To say I was having a rough week, would have been a great understatement. I set up my study a few weeks ago, finallyView full post »

Tea to meditate to.

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, withoutView full post »

When you grow up

“When I grow up I’m going to be a princess farmer fairy… what are you going to be when you grow upView full post »

Joy

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thích NhấtView full post »

Happy

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.AView full post »

You are not poor.

If you are reading this, there is a pretty good chance that you are not poor. Some days you may feel poor. You may evenView full post »

The inconsistent mother.

I have heard one thing over and over again throughout my parenting journey. Children thrive on consistency. There areView full post »

Limitless.

“You have brains in your head You have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” ― Dr.View full post »

Do what I say, not what I do…

I’m absolutely gutted and horrified by Australia’s new anti-asylum seeker “policies,” itView full post »

Weaning hell.

I’ve been trying to wean Bo for over a month now, or is it two? I can’t keep track. I’m struggling. IView full post »

Fostering creativity: Play for play’s sake.

All you have to do is walk down a toy aisle in a department store to see an overwhelming amount of toys that areView full post »

Fostering creativity: encouraging imaginative play.

Is there anything more magical than the imagination of a child? I remember vividly some of the most beautiful momentsView full post »

When things don’t change…

When we were in Noosa, so was my husband. He was there realising one of his biggest dreams. Experiencing his holyView full post »

Women and Babies…

Making babies is a right of passage for a woman. In past lives we would have gathered together around the birth of aView full post »

Breaking the silence: On being a single parent.

My husband had an affair, but long before he did this he made choices that kept him away from us. Right from the veryView full post »

This ring is round it has no end, and that’s how long you’ll be my friend.

A friend of mine wrote this title in my end-of-year friendship book (did you have one of those? I still have mine)View full post »

Peace out mama… I was just messing with ya.

So it would seem my baby is no longer a baby. She is a havoc-wreaking, hellish toddler already… hiding things inView full post »

This small town life…

It’s been a beautiful, long, exhausting week. With my 92 year old grandfather and Aunt arriving from Canada toView full post »

Feminism is not a dirty word.

I am a feminist. There I said it. Loud and proud. And I don’t know why you wouldn’t be. I know lots ofView full post »

Don’t hate the haters… hate the game.

In this past week I lost something that is (was) to me a safe place. Yes it may have been on the internet… andView full post »

Being great… and admitting it.

It has been a very hard few weeks. Months. Year. I have struggled. I still struggle. Searching for a peace within itView full post »

This Village Life…

There are no more words necessary. Just pictures, of this village life… We will return to this beautifulView full post »

Rock the boat baby.

I’m all for political correctness (when it comes to being respectful of other people – the rest of it IView full post »

Dear Bo,

Dear Bo, Today you are six months old. The past six months seem to have flown by, but at the same time it feels likeView full post »

On being a “beautiful” girl (or boy).

Over a year ago now, Lisa Bloom wrote this very provocative piece on beauty, the female psyche and her opinion on howView full post »

Why we wear our baby.

Ever since Bo was a teeny tiny baby, we have worn her. Wrapped tightly up against my body, newborn Bo spent most ofView full post »

Looking inward for trust.

I’ve been reading a lot about the natural parenting “movement” – I hate to call it a movementView full post »

That moment when you realise you know nothing at all.

It was about this moment that I realised… I know nothing. I was a determined teenager. I moved out of home at 16.View full post »

Parenting labels… what’s the deal?

I dont understand parenting labels. I don’t understand them at all. People say to me, oh so your an attachmentView full post »

Our birth story.

I’ve spent many hours, days, months thinking about the day[s] that Bo made the journey into this world.View full post »

Sometimes traveling really is JUST about the destination.

I’ve always said that traveling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. And most of theView full post »

Home-made baby bath bomb perfection.

Some may call it poor planning, others ingenuity, but whichever way you see the journey, here we are. Yesterday we ranView full post »

This village life.

I’m not quite sure how it happened, but here we are again at the end of another week. Ever since Bo graced usView full post »

A bum in cloth.

cute, soft and enviro-happy… Bo in one of her 2nd hand Itti Bitti’s I never thought that I would beView full post »