I was brought up eating dinner with my whole family almost every evening, and without thinking it through too much I always imagined Amelie would do the same. Right now, however, her bedtime is between 6.30-7pm and by the time we're all home, unpacked and ready for the next day, there usually isn't time to … Continue reading Do your children eat dinner with you?
Yesterday was Mother's Day – my first as a mother. Some people say you become a mother when you become pregnant, but that wasn't the case for me. I loved Amelie when I was pregnant with her, but she was an abstract, a concept that I hadn't fully developed. I had no idea what was … Continue reading Some stories about mothers after Mother’s Day
Hello! Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was lovely – I had an assignment due on the Monday, so spent quite a lot of it studying, but managed to fit in some fun around the study. We were in Mangawhai with friends, and on Sunday we drove up to my parents' gorgeous new … Continue reading How I’m working on finding balance
I thought I was having a boy. For no good reason, my entire pregnancy I thought I was going to have a little boy. It was just a feeling I had, based on nothing. I didn't mind what we had, but I thought for sure it was a boy – except when I was struck … Continue reading Introducing Amelie
The day I learnt I was pregnant was not initially great! Hayden and I had both had pretty rubbish days, actually. It was a Friday, and we both headed out separately for a quick after-work drink with our colleagues. I was planning on having a drink before meeting Hayden at home, then heading down to … Continue reading How I felt the day I learnt I was pregnant