Monday, 14 January 2013

This motherhood place

How easy it is to get lost in this place.

This motherhood place.

The shoulds, the coulds, the better do this, can't do that.

How easy it is to lose the bits of you that make you - you.

Falling, failing, losing the fight.


No destination.


No worries.

Senses take over.

Feeling the wind, the chill, the rain.

Hearing passing cars.

Tasting the freedom.

Outrunning that black cloud.

Will not let it catch me.

Linking up with IBOT today over at (sorry about my lame link! Can't figure it out on the iPad!)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Pet peeves

Well I am already a day behind! Oops.

We are selling our house and things are crazy around here trying to prepare everything! Any advice for a first time home seller person? I think I am going to go mental over the coming weeks!

Anyway - today's prompt is pet peeves. It's hard to thing of these things on the spot but something Mr G has been doing today has been DOING MY HEAD IN.

Instead of putting something away (today was downsizing Miss S' bedroom) properly, he will quickly push something to a corner out of the way. This drives me CRAZY!

Just put it away properly you stupid man!

Please share your pet peeves so I don't feel so lonely!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


I am joining in with a blogging challenge, because I simply will not have enough to do in January and I do find it hard to blog on a regular basis.

I love to write, I love updating people with my goings on, and I love the HUGE online community that blogging brings.

Today's blogging prompt is two.

Well you see, I made these two things, these two fabulous things. They are hard work, but oh they make my life worthwhile.

Thing 1

A fanastically hilarious, cheeky, fashionista, know it all.
Thing 2
A calm, easygoing, lovely natured babe.
Without these two things my life would not be worth living. Before kids I could never see what the fuss was about. Now I realise the joy, the love, the excitement that little people bring to the world.
I know the poo, the spit, the birthing pain and late nights are not for everyone but for everyone one of those things there is a special laugh, a look of amazement at discovering something new, a cheeky grin and a "I love you Mummy" with a slobbery kiss.
They have helped discover more about life, more about my body, more about myself than I ever thought possible.
These two.
These fabulous two.
Ta ta for now.
DISCLAIMER: I suppose I did have a hand in making these two, problem is I can't figure out if it was the mailman, the milkman or the lawn man. 

Monday, 31 December 2012


I always have this excitement, fascination and anticipation of New Years Day.

What will the new year bring?

What can I achieve?

What will change?

How will I change?

What will the Kardashians do?

That last one is a bit of a joke (but seriously - did you hear Kim is preggers? OMG!) but I love thinking about how I have a clean slate and I can try things differently or even start new things!

I have written myself some little resolutions (I won't bore you with them all!) and a bucket list of sorts. The last year has gone so quickly and there were things I forgot to do!

The gist of my resolutions is to let go, have fun, live simply, live happily.

2013 has some big things in store for us.

We are planning a big move up the mountain (will be a complete change of lifestyle!), I am returning to study (but something new!) and we are going to work on growing our business together.

Today I sit in the sunroom of a beautiful little (still bigger than our house!) beach house in Wooli on the North Coast pondering, thinking and dreaming of what this year will bring.

Tomorrow we begin the drive back to reality and the hard work starts on trying to sell our house!

What exciting things do you have planned for 2013?

Linking up with Team IBOT today!

Welcome back everyone! x Great to see some new faces!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

No words come

I wanted to type up an end of 2012 post today but feel very overwhelmed and sad for a very special family.

Arlo - you are so so loved and have touched so many hearts. I hope you are at peace.

Paige, Steve and Billie - we are waiting here with open arms. X

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A tribute to the most awesomest babe in the world!

So we had a rocky start, but Miss P must be the BEST baby in the whole world. She has been so much more laid back then Miss S was as a babe.

She "plays" on her own on the floor, she puts herself to sleep and sleeps over 10hrs most nights. We are very blessed. Very.

After rocking Miss S to sleep for most of the first year of her life, it seems we have really lucked out this time. Or did we learn from our mistakes?

I never tire of hearing silence after putting her down and go in for a peek and she is asleep.

Sleep gods, if you can hear me - thank you, thank you so much and I promise I will never take this for granted. Please never take this easy going baby away from me. Please?

I am serious. Please don't take it away. Ever.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Teaching children values

Miss S is nearly in her fourth year of living (it goes so crazy fast!) and I have begun to notice more and more how much she picks up on!

She loves to repeat things back to you and even recently told my brother in law what he was getting for Christmas! She has even repeated a few swear words. Obviously picked up from her father, I would never swear. Ever.

I swear.

We bought her a DVD the other day, Where the Wild Things Are, I thought it was a great movie and didn't put much thought into it - when we bought it home we realised it was a PG and there was some scary scenes in it!

All this has helped me come to the realisation that I need to start censoring myself, what she watches and listens to (maybe I should have started earlier!)

Mr G's first rule was no music concert DVDs doing housework - usually my music of choice is Pink or Gaga. To me, these women are empowered and love themselves and make me feel good about myself.

Whilst watching some other music videos on the weekend, I realised I switched the channel when someone like Minaj came on, but left it when someone like Chris Brown was okay.

It made me wonder what type of values I am trying to impart.

Do I want my girls to feel confident in themselves to wear what they want, to do what they want, to be constantly empowered to be the best they can be?


Do I want my girls to idolise men who treat women like punching bags and sexual objects?

Some food for thought for you!

What are your views? What do you expose your children to? What values do you hope to instil on your children?

I am really interested to hear your thoughts on this.


Linking with the fabo Essentially Jess for IBOT.