This is my husband. He arrived home a couple of hours ago. Its 2.53pm. He works FIFO (fly in, fly out) He started work at 6 o'clock last night and worked through until he boarded a plane at 9 this morning. After his flight he drove over … Continue reading FIFO Myth Busting – what I think about some of the sh*t people say.
I've spoken before about the loss of identity that comes with parenting. Its a strange phenomenon. On one hand you become so much more than you were before, you become someone you never imagined you could be. You do things you didn't know you were capable of. You become so strong and so resilient and … Continue reading Finding your thing.
"I am not the fun parent. I’m the every day, the mundane, the emotional labour drudge. I’m grateful for it, but I’m exhausted by it. There is very little that is exciting about me, because I’m always here." Its my day off today. The little one is in daycare while the older one is in … Continue reading I’m the “everyday” – so days with Mum will never compare to days with Dad.
Today I am grateful for parenting blogs, loud voices, honest approaches and anyone who made themselves vulnerable by telling the truth online. Seriously. Remember parenting back before social media? Back when you were lucky to see a TV ad that had a flawless mum spouting "parenting is tough!" before launching into a jingle about how … Continue reading Keeping it Real – what social media did for my approach to parenting.
"My value doesn’t decrease with my age. Quite the opposite, really. I’ve never been better than I am right now. Or more comfortable in my own skin or more trusting of the path I’m on" Last night I went to sleep 29 and today I woke up 30. It feels like it took a long … Continue reading Waking Up Thirty.