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When it’s time to refocus.

Sometimes when you’re a stay at home parent, you can feel so busy. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with trying to get everything done of late and certainly my interactions with Miss Mimi aren’t as pure as they should be because of the rushing and the busyness. The TV is on way longer … Continue reading

What would you have said?

My dear friend┬áPrecocious Lotus has started a new blog all about the pregnancy journey, she has two blogs and the pregnancy journey can be found at Answers are Within. I recommend you take a peek at both, they are refreshing and real. If you have lost your connection with your intuition and need to find … Continue reading


My cousin and his wife just welcomed their 3rd child into the world. Another little girl to add to our wonderful extended family. She arrived 6 weeks early, just like my Miss Mimi did, and I have suddenly been taken back to a time to when my teeny girl was born. This is Miss Mimi … Continue reading

IBD Melbourne Meet for Parents?

I keep having a recurring thought and when that happens it doesn’t go away until I put it out there. I think that I would like to run a Melbourne IBD support group for mums and dads living with these diseases. Maybe children living with IBD would also like to be included? If you know … Continue reading

Crohn’s Disease and Motherhood.

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 11 years ago. It’s an inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulceration within the GI tract and a whole heap of other symptoms that are embarrassing and not anywhere near sexy. It certainly isn’t something that defines me and I don’t suffer terribly from it all the time. It’s a … Continue reading


Over the last few days I have become discouraged. Sad that there are children out there who aren’t regularly read to. Shocked when teachers tell me that there are children starting school who don’t know which way up a book should go. Disappointed that there isn’t more help for parents who are illiterate. Frustrated that … Continue reading

One of those days

I don’t like to admit this, but on some days, parenting can be so hard that there are a dozen or so other things that I wish I could be doing to lose my sanity. I could just join the circus and my fear of clowns would do me in…it would certainly be a whole … Continue reading

We Play ‘Chef’

A few weeks back Miss Mimi announced that she would like to be a chef. Though I will never forget that conversation because it was the first one we had ever had about occupations, I have to admit that this new interest, no matter how short lived it will or wont be, gave me anxiety. … Continue reading