I Am A Mother

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I wrote a similar post recording my thoughts about who I am back in July.
Not much has changed since then.
But physically and emotionally I have transformed.

This is who I am at this moment in time.

I am a mother who wants to do all of the things.
I am a mother who isn’t motived to get much done.
I am a mother who is full of ideas.
I am a mother who is feeling flat.
I am a mother who feels not like her normal self.
I am a mother who is fine with that.
I am a mother who is looking read more

The Portrait Series: 42/52

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The eating of the watermelon is an outside activity.
The title of this post indicates that we have only ten weeks left in 2014.
Can someone please confirm that for me as I am having a hard time understanding how that could be the case?
What happened to August?
And did we skip September?
Is every year getting shorter?

How will everything that the next ten weeks holds possibly fit in the next ten weeks?
My birthday.
A baby.
A new read more

A Pregnancy Wall



I have hit a wall.
A pregnancy wall.
I am actually quite happy to have hit this wall…I always think the weeks that I spend alternating between ravenous and exhausted are the weeks that the baby is doing some serious growing.
Grow as much as you like little baby…I am happy to eat and rest and stretch to accommodate you.
But readers, please forgive me as I burrow my Bio-Oil slathered self under the doona with some Ben & Jerry’s and a few old episodes of Law & Order…it read more

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

As it is autumn in the States, my personal Facebook feed is full of all things fall.
Apple picking, jack-o-latern carving, cider donut eating, maple sugar candy making, and of course pumpkin spice anything and everything.
Last time I made the trek to America, a can of pumpkin puree came back to Australia with me.
As I only had one can I ummed and ahhed about what to make with it…pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin sugar cookies, pumpkin french toast.
I ended up making pumpkin read more

The Portrait Series: 41/52

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This is the look he gives me when I have done something wrong.
This look accompanied by an exasperated sigh.
Sometimes I have to remind myself he is three…not thirteen.
There was much excitement around our house last Sunday.
First, we made pancakes for breakfast.
Then, Telstra arrived to take down two old telephone poles.
This involved three trucks, men with chain saws, and a crane.
We peered out of our living room window, the neighbours across the road from us took the spectacle in read more