When looking for an au pair agency, your most important concerns are probably the quality of the candidates, the costs, and the reliability of the agency. But what happens if things go wrong? If you’re choosing an au pair, read this first.Read more
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With mothers day coming up, I cant help but think more about those who have buried their mums and those mums who have buried their children. Just a short few months ago, we buried my sister.Read more
I woke up this morning to Pup (who’s 5, going on 16) staring me down. She was sitting on my bed in her doctor’s dress up outfit, with my new blue stilettos on her tiny feet…Read more
In childhood, being sick was a game of thermometers and showers to lower the temperature; it was a chance to bunk school and stay under covers with popcorn and a movie. But, as a mum, as an adult, can you really afford to be sick?Read more
I’ve just spent almost a week without my kids at home for the first time ever. And I’m sure you’ve guessed it – it’s been quiet, relaxing and restful. Who knew I was actually that tired that I managed to sleep for almost 16 straight hours!Read more
I know that the gist of most 21st century mantras for working mums/mums/parents is to aim for work-life balance, ditch the non-essential stuff, don’t over-commit, keep it simple, blah blah blah – but there are some things that seem so unnecessary yet end up taking SO much time. Here’s my listRead more
It’s a balance, it is that mad rush through traffic to beat the clock to make it all OK! Do the choices we make really pay off? THAT big question! Can we have it all?Read more
This mother’s day brings with it a lot of appreciation, contentment and closure in my life. I can confidently say I have come full circle. My biological mother gave birth to me at the age of 27. She was single and made a choice to let me be raised by my auntRead more
Having a baby is a momentous event. The kind of event that kicks you so far out of your comfort zone that you don’t even know what planet you’re on.
We all know about the nice side of it but what about the dark side?
Due to the work I do with parents I find that people often look to me as an example of a perfect mom. Am I? Well what is your definition of a perfect mom? If it is someone who never loses her temper, never says something inappropriate, never needs a holiday from her kids, never hides from them…Read more
Fathers’ Day can be a toughie for those without dads, as I’m sure Mothers’ Day is for those without moms. But my mom and I have a special way of doing things that makes us feel better about having to survive without Dad for so many years.Read more
I’m nuts for admitting it in public, that’s for sure. I’ve had responses that range from ‘That’s selfish.’ to ‘That’s cruel!’; from ‘You’ll be sorry when you can’t have more.’ to ‘When you’re aged Milla will have to care for you alone.’Read more
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.
I have a precious friend who lost her daughter 10 days before her due date. She spent seven minutes with her baby, total. But I believe she would have been a 100% mommy…Read more