Oh hi! It’s been a while

It’s 5.17 am on Good Friday and I am wide awake. No-one else in my house is awake. It’s the prime time for me to be asleep, to rest, to snuggle into my husband, who I’ve rarely seen lately. But, no. The words are keeping me awake. The ruddy words that flit in and out […] Read more…

OMG! We’re going on a holiday without kids!

In less than two days’ time, Dave and I will be packing up our bags to head over to New Zealand … without kids. I repeat. We are going to New Zealand without kids for five days. We are leaving the country … without kids … for five days … just the two of us. […] Read more…

Goodbye Disney Princess

She told us the other day that she’s too old for her Disney Princess bike. Seven-year-olds are too old for princess bikes, didn’t you know? In fact, seven is waaaay too old for any kind of princess paraphernalia at all. This is coming from the little girl, who wore a princess costume nearly every day […] Read more…

A letter to my five-year-old

To my darling five-year-old Sometimes when we chat over a chocolate milkshake at our favourite café, I forget that you’re my five-year-old daughter. We chat like old friends, you and I. From the weather to make up application, accessories, and your aspiration to be an ‘ice cream seller’, we get lost in conversation. My little […] Read more…

The premature menopause mind fuck

I’d like to preface this post with an apology to my mother and mother-in-law for using the f-word, but honestly it seems like the most appropriate title for this post. Premature menopause is a complete and utter head wrecker. When I was first diagnosed with premature menopause two years ago, I was rocked to the […] Read more…

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