Sometimes I fantasise about having a career change. Sure, I love teaching and mothering, but occasionally I dream of becoming....... an Uber driver.Why on EARTH?!?!Well, I've been reading a lot about side-hustles lately. I feel my current skill set is perfectly aligned with the job. After all, I practically drive an underage Uber now, only I… Continue reading Quit your day job: become an Uber driver.
Right now I'm in that squishy, un-toned phase I always get into about eight months after I have a baby. Due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum and other pregnancy complications, I'm always skinny in pregnancy. Then after that I'm breastfeeding and using all of my energy intake to produce milk and parent my other children. But every… Continue reading Kangatraining
I've long been a fan of wrap or cross-over design tops for ease of breastfeeding. If you know me personally, you'll know that I'm not particularity shy when it comes to breastfeeding in public. Who am I kidding? I'm not shy at all. Even with my first baby, I always preferred feeding in public spaces… Continue reading Access All Areas – Wrapped in Love Nursing Top
Hands up if you've ever fielded a question from one of your kids that just totally threw you! Meeeeeeeeeee!!! 🙋 Although we consider ourselves a fairly open and liberal family, and I feel comfortable answering any questions that crop up (sometimes totally out of the blue!), I admit to sometimes feeling a bit overwhelmed.… Continue reading 100+ Question Kids Have About Having a Baby
I was recently sent a Manduca baby carrier to review from Fertile Mind! I've popped some initial thoughts in this vlog post: https://youtu.be/61UHsD7IgUs Key points: 100% organic cotton inner Hemp and cotton blend outer shell 3.5kg - 20kg child weight range Three carry positions Lots of colour choices Free Kangatraining lesson Safe babywearing - please… Continue reading Initial thoughts on the Manduca carrier!
Eighteen months ago we welcomed a precious, tiny, new family member into our lives. We bought a dog. Now, this probably could seem like a crazy thing for a young family with three kids and two working parents to do. And I'll be the first to admit I had pangs of apprehension even as I… Continue reading How adopting a puppy changed how I see my kids.
Recently I received a bottle from Twistshake to review. I've been trying out a few (big brand) bottles I've bought in local stores, without any success. I've been getting a bit of work and my mum has been minding Lachie; during the day I express in my break, store the milk and bring it home.… Continue reading Tools for Mothering: Twistshake Anti-Colic Baby Bottle
I'm kicking off my new review series, Access All Areas, with a review which will be a cinch to write, because this is my absolute favourite nursing garment to date! The Sangha Bamboo Waterfall Wrap is lightweight yet so comfortable and warm. It's compact enough to stow in my baby bag as the day heats… Continue reading Access All Areas – Sangha Waterfall Wrap by Milk and Love
I recently attended a function and was chatting with my good friend Kate about breastfeeding (in particular, the ins and outs of how we were each planning to express/breastfeed/not become breastmilk fountains during work hours). We were both returning to work after periods of maternity leave. We had both exclusively breastfed our babies on demand.… Continue reading You don’t know what you don’t know.
I'm not really big on routine, but without a certain amount of basic organisation, you can't adult, much less parent. When I look back at the babyhood of my eldest child, who is now seven, I remember an unstructured, loved-up haze of breastfeeding, snuggling, more breastfeeding and more snuggling. It was bliss and I never… Continue reading Life With Lachie