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A 4th and a 1st Birthday

A 4th and a 1st Birthday

I feel like I literally blinked and in that time, suddenly my birthday month turned into the birthday month of my babies; both of who turned out to be unexpected and surprising little bundles of not just joy, but hard work, perseverance and a test of my patience...

A Mother-to-Daughter Responsibility

A Mother-to-Daughter Responsibility

I cradle my baby girl in my arms. An old soul new to this world. I look at her in wonder and amazement, her beautiful little face in a place so far away – blissful. And then I think of the responsibility that lies upon my shoulders.

The Reality of Motherhood

The Reality of Motherhood

Motherhood pounced on me after an unplanned pregnancy back in 2013, when we welcomed our wonderful baby boy into the world quite calmly just three weeks before my 25th birthday.

Five-Minute Freedom

Five-Minute Freedom

I love spending time alone. I always have; ever since being a small curly-haired little girl drawing pictures of her daddy in coloured crayons to today, being a 28-year-old woman (hair more of a frizzy, humidified mess) who desperately yearns for just a few stolen...

The Honour of Being a Mother

The Honour of Being a Mother

Bringing life into this world is an experience that I can barely even put into words. Even now, when I think of the two times I have been blessed enough to grow life inside me and allow it to pass through me into this life, I cannot help but allow the emotions to...

Another One on the Way

Another One on the Way

…aaaand, exhale. It’s been one of those days – or one of those weeks, really – where I am absolutely exhausted from running around after my 2 and a half-year-old. I just don’t understand where he gets the energy from; to run around causing havoc and on the opposite...

2 Years Plus 9 Months

2 Years Plus 9 Months

My darling baby boy, Another year has flown by and here we are. You're 2 years old! The thought that I would be writing this sitting atop your hospital bed never crossed my mind however, but as much as I wished you wouldn't have to spend your 2nd birthday in a...

1 Year Plus 9 Months

1 Year Plus 9 Months

It's 5:30am and in English time (as I'm currently in Mauritius), it was at this time a year ago that my labour pains had come on quite strong - although if I'd had my way, I would have continued to keep dismissing them as "really bad gas". I look at this life-changing...

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