Advice Please…His Room Or Their Room

His Room


Our house started out as a four bedroom home.
Way back when, before C came along, we turned one of the bedrooms into a bathroom…but that still left us with our room, a guest room, and a study.
While C initially slept with us, his official nursery…complete with first born niceties like homemade mobiles and stick on wall decals…was the back sleep out.
At some point we decided that we should put the guest bed in the study, put C in the guest room, and turn the back sleep out read more

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