Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Many people have heard of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but few (including myself) actually know what it is. I’ve heard the term used by both friends and on various blogs and each story is different. And that’s because we are all different and so are our bodies. But this is my story… My story actually […]

A toddlers health

Let’s start at the beginning; on Saturday (16th) Tristan woke with a bit of a cough and runny nose. I gave him so Dimetapp & Calpol and he seemed fine, until Monday! On Monday he woke with a very runny nose and a cough so I kept him home from school. That night was rough, […]

The mental life cycle of a SAHM

Tristan is currently (almost) 2,5 years old and it occurred to me that, as a stay at home mom (SAHM) has a mental life cycle! Yes, really! So this post will have to have more parts as he grows up, but here’s part 1. The mental life cycle of a SAHM Newborn stage (0 – 3 […]

My postnatal depression story

I want to write this all down before it becomes a too distant memory. I think I’ve shared bits and pieces of my experience before but I felt it deserves its own post, so here goes. Firstly everyone’s experience with postnatal depression (PND) is different and unique. My story will be completely different to every […]

Keeping it real

Keeping it real. I’m sitting here in my bed (please note that is actually 2:15pm so really shouldn’t be in bed) but it’s raining! Yes, actual real soaking rain and it’s just heavenly to watch and listen to. The drought has been so severe it’s just bliss to have some rain. Hopefully (fingers crossed) this […]

Postpartum body

Postpartum body. The topic that consumes my thoughts a LOT! And when I say a lot I mean that it is  something I think about and obsess about probably 70 – 80% of the day. I don’t eat or drink something without thinking about how it will affect my weight. I recently (23rd February) started […]

Marriage after having a kid

No one ever said it would be easy but millions have done it successfully and millions do it every day and will do for many years to come. But marriage after kids is flipped hard! You each feel you’re doing so much but you always feel the other isn’t doing enough. My situation is unique […]

Consistency is key

Consistency is key. Argh, I know I will start to see results as I string one good day with another and another and another blah blah blah. But it’s so hard because, as far as I’m concerned nothing has changed thus far with my body. I don’t feel a loosening in my clothes and I […]

My body…

My body. Love it or hate it, I have to accept it. Well that’s what “they” say, but I don’t want to accept it the way it is currently. Today I weigh 87kgs, that’s already 1,7kg down from my last official weigh-in a week ago (and I’m due to get my period any day now). […]

A feeling I can’t put my finger on

A feeling I can’t put my finger on. I wasn’t going to write anything today, but I’m sitting in bed (it’s 9:20pm) and I have a feeling that I can’t name; I can put my finger on exactly what it is. I know it feels uncomfortable and uneasy. It makes me feel a little scared […]