Brownies are totes the new Banana Bread of Lockdown,right?…Or maybe it’s just me. Or maybe I’ve always just been a brownie fiend and will always have a weakness for them, regardless of lockdown. But this is the one thing I’ve been making every week in lockdown, so it’s kind of become quite a staple in our home. And now we’ve added these TWO divine variances to the mix, and I just cant get enough. There’s another Continue reading
The postpartum period is a time like no other. That delicate period of cocooning, discovering and unfolding with your new little bundle(s) that follows birthing them into this world. It is a special time where once more your body does some amazing transformations, and you and baby dedicate yourselves to finding your rhythm, get to know each other and forge your bonds. It’s a paradoxical time of newness, excitement and monotony. And amidst all that, your hormones are roller-coastering, your sleep is dramatically reduced beyond your control, and your stamina and ability to maintain your poise gets tested like never before.
There is just so much morphing constantly, between baby AND you, at rate which almost feels impossible to keep up with. And, if not done with proper support or mindset, it could leave you reeling and depleted. Which is not the ideal way to start your mothering journey off. Your world changes, as do your perspectives – so radically, yet Continue reading
Call me heavily influenced by the 80’s American Kid or whatever, but I always so keen on creating a time capsule. It just seemed like the “neatest” thing to do as a kid. Can you imagine being the one to find some one else’s time capsule from say 50 years ago?!! Wow!
And even with my own kids I’ve always wanted to do this. Now, in the time of Covid, I think the sparks flew even bigger, so much so when I saw another mom on IG share a free resource on this time capsule, I was all in! I mean, yes, we’ve been journaling our lockdown (almost) every morning, so we have record of all that, and it’s helping the kids sort through their emotions, but Continue reading
This very day is forever emblazoned in my mind..a thousand thoughts streaming at me and through me…The day we found out we had a FOURTH little something something baking in my oven..even though I only just returned to work. It was a day of feeling both great emancipation, and heavenly bliss..and whilst those two emotions sound like a packaged deal, they actually each came from the very opposite ends of the spectrum of having babies…I know that sentence didn’t make much sense at all…but read on and it should become clear.
We had just had our third darling child…and it was both an enormous and gratifying sensation witnessing, and getting to embrace how our dreams of having a big family were unfolding for us. I mean, we finally crossed that line where the kids now outnumbered us. A particularly joyous crossing, after only but riding that same wave a few months before, then crashing into Continue reading