Rules: 1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 2) Write a post to show your award. 3) Give a brief story about how your blog started. 4) Give two or more pieces of advice to new bloggers. 5) Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to. 6) Let the bloggers know you have nominated them and include a link to your post. First of all thank you to Jessica Allen…

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Obviously since I shared Alyssias first birthday party posts – you would have gathered that we now have an active toddler on our hands. This year has absolutely flown by. Sometimes I do wonder what the ‘pre baby me’ would be like, but I don’t even know her anymore – the ‘mummy me’ finally feels like the real me. MILESTONES We have a walker!! – Alyssia started taking her first few steps at 9 months with help but finally unaided at…

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There is just something so amazingly strange about my feelings right now, I’m pretty sure most parents feel them as their babies turn one? Or as any big milestones are being ticked off the list? I dunno – this is my first time. Its that weird feeling that part of your life is running away from you, a mixture of happy & sad all in one. Excitement & butterflies for the future, and feelings of anxiety & separation. My baby…

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So we are hitting the end of Leap 8 (The world of programs / our last ever baby leap) and the little madam has reverted to being a devil-child who cannot fall asleep on her own and cannot stay asleep for more than an hour without waking up screaming. So I’m back to feeding, rocking, patting her back & bouncing her to sleep, several times a night. My back aches, my shoulders ache, my heart aches because I just cannot…

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I’ve had anxiety for 7 years now, and although I’m not anxious all of the time, i have definitely had my fair share of anxiety/panic attacks. Even though I have a general idea of what causes them, I hardly ever know when they’re going to happen and I still don’t know how to fight it all of the time – I mostly have to walk away & leave the whole situation.  Before having Alyssia, I struggled really bad – I…

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