When to Pump

Pumping can be a very important tool during your breastfeeding journey and I am often asked when is the best time to pump. Generally the advice is to avoid using other methods of feeding (particularly the bottle) for the first 4 weeks until breastfeeding is established. This is to avoid nipple confusion. But, what happens…

My heart lays with you

I have this overwhelming love for my children, this feeling of warmth and joy. Amzah said, “Mummy I love you and I will never ever let you go” Usually I’m fighting for affection but ever since we got back from Thailand it’s like I’ve reconnected with them without even noticing that there was a prior…

Solo Mum in Thailand- Day 4

So technically it’s day 6 but as 2 days were spent travelling here it’s Day 4 for us. The Cost of Living So one of the reasons I chose Thailand was because I heard that food is cheap and a little can go a long way. Now this is true, for one person travelling but…

Bully My Daughter!…..I Think NOT!

Disclaimer: This post is deadly serious I apologise for the swearing, and the anger in this but The Devil is trying me today! Let me start from the beginning…….My daughter joined a 1 week summer workshop where the children learn instruments or if they are already trained then learn songs to create a big show…

School Holiday Drama (week 1)

So last week was a challenge, finding childcare was way harder then It should have been to allow me to go to work. Over quite a few years now I’ve received a lot of help and support from my mum to help look after the kids, firstly Shamaya, then Amzah, then Mini Muffin.. As each…

Exhausted Working Mum? Read This

Being a working mum is hard work! Being a parent alone with little people to care for is a task within itself, then add on a full on job with targets, deadlines and a bunch of people relying on you and it can honestly feel like you have the world on your shoulders. Infact in…

10 Things That Make Me An Amazing Mother

Hey! So I thought I’d switch it up a bit and write about why I think I’m pretty great at Motherhood. Sometimes, I get so consumed in what I’m not doing as a mother that I forget to give myself props for what I actually do get right. So here I go…. 10 things that…

I don’t look like I have kids!

Ok- so I’ll admit, I don’t look like I have kids. But, to be honest who wants to look like they are exhausted and constantly busy. I’m not saying I try hard not to look like I have kids but I certainly don’t go the extra mile to broadcast them through my face and outfits….

Letting Go for Father’s Day

Do you know the kinda mum I was? I was that mum that posted angry posts on Facebook every Father’s Day wishing “myself” a happy Father’s Day. For some reason this meant everything to me, to declare the fact I was both mum and dad. The breadwinner, provider and parents…..Looking back on it now I…

The Stubbornness of Mini Muffin

Ok to be fair he’s a cute, he can charm the pants off of anyone and has this… “Hey everyone, look at me, I’m freaking adorable…..give me attention” look on his face. I mean heck when he talks he sings out every word. The definition of cuteness. He’d make someone that didn’t want kids seek…