Rabbits & Teens.

Rabbits & Teens.

Rabbits & Teens. A Strange analogy I know but stick with me… Our beloved Fluffy died a few months ago after 9 years, a good innings for a rabbit.  Not knowing how smart rabbits are we kept Fluffy contained for most of his life, until around age 5 when he...
Fingerprints

Fingerprints

“Your Child’s Development Is As Unique As Their Fingerprint” I wish someone whispered this to me 17 years ago.  Instead I was handed pregnancy books, rigid sleep guides & a milestone benchmark list.  A list that didn’t and still doesn’t fit several of our...
Shore Up

Shore Up

– Shore Up – Two words, bumping around in my mind and heart, almost annoyingly so. It’s a term that originated from sailors at sea, referring to the process of stabilising their ships between the storms. It’s a timely term; storms seem to keep hitting our...
Blooming Babies.

Blooming Babies.

    “BABIES” Written in honour & love for baby Mae, the little girl in this picture, now in heavenly places yet always in her mum & dad’s hearts.  Jas and Tris, thank you for sharing your intimate moment of pure love & grief with us.     ...
Discussing Covid19 as a family.

Discussing Covid19 as a family.

Well here we are.  As I write this we are in the beginnings of Melbourne Lockdown 2.0.  Stage 4 restrictions have just been enforced.  I still remember how I felt back in the beginning of March, chatting with other parents in the carpark about this mystery virus. ...
Turning Back For Elsie…..

Turning Back For Elsie…..

Elsie is 1 today.  No big deal really.  I actually didn’t get around to buying her a present and she had a ‘store bought’ cupcake for her Birthday Cake, but she was showered in love, singsongs and attention by her 9 adoring fans. Despite my lack of...
Falling in love with Benji

Falling in love with Benji

I have to say the last few months have been significant & beautiful.  I have been falling in love with my Benji.  Seventh child, sixth boy……. our big brown-eyed Benji.  I am not talking about loving him, I am talking about falling in love with...
I SEE YOU

I SEE YOU

    I think at the core of every human being is the desire, the need, to be seen.  Not to necessarily be praised or worshipped (although some do!!) but just to be seen and acknowledged.  Even the extreme introverts need acknowledgement in some way, to have...
Eyes on your lane…..

Eyes on your lane…..

I am now nearly 40 weeks pregnant and 8th time around it still feels the same…… like I am lining up for the race of my life. In school, I was a passionate middle distant runner, particularly the 400 metres.  That gruelling race is ingrained in my psyche....