PART 1 – Q & A with my OBGYN about Premature Birth & Stillbirth

Part 1 of a 3 part series where my daughters (Delphi & Cheska) and I return to the hospital where they were born premature to ask the questions we’ve always wondered in an attempt to help increase public awareness of premature birth and stillbirth.   In part 1 we reunite with Dr Neil Israelsohn, the […]

Changing your mind is OK

It’s interesting how returning to where you grew up can conjure different emotions depending on what your experience of growing up there was. I know for many it is nostalgic and wonderful. I feel that way about returning to my first hometown of Portland, Victoria. My Dad and I at our local beach in Portland […]

Delphi & Cheska’s Ocean Party – Photo Gallery

My 13 week prem babies have turned 4! Not only do we feel so fortunate that Delphine & Cheska are healthy, happy, spirited, energetic children but personally I’ve found myself transitioning into a different phase of parenting. Nappies, bottles and dummies are all in the past for our house and it really does feel like such an achievement. So we […]

Delphi & Cheska’s Ocean Party – Recommendations

  So lets start off by saying that this is not a sponsored post. I have an overwhelming need to share these incredible small businesses with you because they are truly the goods. They went absolutely above and beyond for us and our daughter’s and we are truly grateful. Enjoy scrolling through the photos and […]

I’m Not An Over-Sharer

I admirer “over-sharers” and I can see how many  find them empowering. I’m not an over sharer though. Because I’m cautious of what my kids would want on the Internet in years to come. There have been times when I was going to stop posting them at all and I am still conflicted about this. […]

I’m Happy That I’m Not Pregnant

“I’m SO happy that I’m not pregnant!” -said no one on the Internet ever. Because to many in society this still appears to be selfish. It appears to rub it in the face of people that can’t or struggle to have children that often sacrifice all their emotional energy, finances, health and even relationships to […]

My Kids Talked To The Person At The Fence

The other day Liam and I were given a reality check. I’m on holidays at the moment but can’t stop playing it over in my head. We were in the front garden of our home which has a very high fence with a gate that my children can’t reach but an adult can easily open. We […]

Why The Surprise over “Asian-Australians”?

To people coming to Australia. I have an issue I need to get off my chest. I of course know this is does not apply to all of you and you may think I’m sensitive, but I am constantly shocked by the amount of people who come to Australia and have to point out how […]

Mother Nature Isn’t Always A Kind Mother When It Comes To Childbirth

I am nearly 3 years post my most recent birth. And it still makes me grit my teeth when I hear the debate about natural birth vs hospital intervention/pain relief/c-section. When I had my son I had a vaginal birth. No drugs. Small tear. Didn’t poo. Sex 4 weeks postpartum (which actually wasn’t recommended but […]

Don’t Tell Me One Of My Kids Is Your Favourite

Please, please, please, pleeeease don’t tell me when one of my children is your “favourite.” You stab me in the heart when you do so. Though I put my life out there (like so many mothers in this day and age) it was never my intention that my children may be up against each other. […]

Our Family Feature on Channel 7

We had the incredible opportunity to have this short feature made on our family courtesy of Channel 7. How adorable are the shots of the kids and Tofu the dog? Some incredible videography and it makes my heart skip a beat. Me on the other hand, well… I feel quite comfortable behind my keyboard, writing but I […]

Announcing a birth that didn’t go to plan

This blog is dedicated to a little boy called “Owen.” He was one of the best intensive care roommates my girls could ever had and despite landing in their room through similar circumstances, he fought a much harder fight. His parents showed so much strength that I don’t know I could have had myself. They […]