Tag Archives: raising bo

This life

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ― GautamaView full post »


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


I got divorced this week. On Tuesday morning I stood in regional family court in front of a magistrate, alone. NoView full post »

Room for it all.

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t reallyView 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 »


“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013″ “I think that the best thing we can do for our children isView full post »


“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013″ Bo: The sweetest thing.   Share this:MoreView full post »


“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013″ Bo: Big enough to help yourself and to walk in myView full post »

This life.

It’s been raining pretty much constantly for the past week. Cold and wet and gloomy. I used to love longView full post »


“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 »

Old friends make new friends too

When I was a teenager I found a friend at a train station and I brought her home with me like a little lostView 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 »

Winter adventures.

We were so lucky to have both of my sisters and my sweet niece and nephew to share our cold little world over theView 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 »

New beginnings.

We are slowly settling in. Our new place is cold in the dead of winter, but it is full of natural light and lots ofView full post »

Breaking the silence: Finding a way out of anger.

Anger is an unbelievably powerful emotion. It has the power to shift not only the way we feel inside, but the way weView full post »

This life

Why, hello again Friday… Bo and I are in Perth this cold wintery Friday. We’ve had a fun week (with noView full post »

She only hears the music.

I was chatting with a dear friend this morning who told me that she heard this song on the radio and found tears, forView full post »

This life

When I was looking through the photos that I’ve taken this week I realised that we’ve been a lot busierView full post »

Trash or treasure?

I’m torn. Walking the line between sentimentality and realism. With Bo’s first year long behind us, sheView full post »

A little seed.

I’ve been living in the back room at my mothers house for a while now. Finding my strength. Finding my feet.View full post »

Dear Bo,

Dear Bo, Today you are 15 months old. Another three months has come and gone and with it you have changed and grown andView full post »

This life

We’ve been battling the on-again off-again flu this week. It’s like we just can’t seem to kick it.View full post »

This life

Another week has come and gone.Do they keep getting faster, or is it just me? Bo and I are both recovering, thank youView full post »

This home-again life

There is something truly wonderful about coming home. After being away for five weeks, after car trouble and moneyView full post »

This city life

How has your week been? We’ve been up in the city housesitting for my sister and really enjoying our own space.View full post »

Be Vulnerable. Not Weak.

This is me. I’m vulnerable. I’m struggling. I’m suffering in my own personal grief. I am dismallyView full post »

This holiday life

This week feels like a life time. There have been hard goodbyes and heartbreaking realisations. There have been crazyView full post »

This small town life

Bo and I have traveled a lot together. We took her first flight when she was ten weeks old and have traveled prettyView full post »

This small town life

With the beginning of March brings the official end of summer. But Australia rarely gets the message. It’s hot.View full post »


“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Bo: The only time she is still. The only time she is everView full post »

This small town life

Happy Friday friends! Is it just me or do these weeks just keep getting faster and faster? We’ve had a good weekView full post »

Embracing the now.

Most of us were raised in a culture where we are taught to dream big, chase success, work hard move forward. This isView full post »

This small town life.

This week my little girl turned one. One. It has given me the opportunity to really reflect on our journey together.View full post »

Dear Bo,

14th February 2012, 4:36pm My Bo, This is a picture of me. It is also a picture of you. It is the very first picture ofView full post »

This small town life.

We started of the week with a sick baby, thankfully nothing serious and she turned around pretty quickly. I’veView full post »

The privilege of being a parent…

One of the many wonderful privileges of being a parent is watching new skills form, watching your child grow and changeView full post »

This small town life…

Another week, come and gone. Another week closer to Bo’s first birthday. Another week further away from theView full post »

This small town life…

Another week has come and gone. It seems unbelievable really that time goes so fast. It’s been a week of ups andView full post »

In pursuit of the blissful life.

My marriage has fallen apart.All of a sudden I’m alone and I there are moments where I can’t remember whoView full post »