tagged: mothering

Baby products that actually helped me

4 min read
The baby product scene is wild. There is so much stuff you are told you need to buy and it is all so expensive.

The reason caring for babies and toddlers can be so maddening

3 min read
If one more person tells me I need to time block, I'm gonna scream.

That family holiday is worth the work

1 min read
We’ve just got back from a 4 day stay at Sea World Resort (Australia). The amount of planning, effort and money required to do a holiday with a toddler and a baby is so immense I often wonder pre-holiday if going on a trip is even worth it.

Simple is hard

2 min read
My word for the year in 2021 is self. Self is a loaded word because people can take it to mean “self-absorbed” or “selfish”, so I first hesitated to choose it.

Strategies for dealing with a catnapping baby (that don’t involve sleep training): Mindset and resetting expectations

2 min read
My firstborn spent months in the first year of their life only taking 30 minute naps, while attached to me. After trying every strategy and suggestion to get them to sleep longer or alone, and driving myself to the brink of insanity in doing so, I knew that something had to change.

Mantras for when the baby won’t nap alone

1 min read
My productivity doesn’t determine my worth.

2020 - Shadow and Light

3 min read
I can’t review 2020 without first acknowledging the immense amount of privilege I have benefitted from, in this year that has been challenging for so many.

Lessons I learnt with my first baby that I'm bringing to my second

3 min read
I am experiencing the postpartum/newborn experience for the second time. Things feel different this time around.

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