Today I Did Nothing 

I find it hard to do anything these days. Apart from the most urgent tasks, like feeding and changing and disciplining the offspring.  The rest of the time, I dither between housework, taking photos, sewing, painting, craft projects, studying, playing and reading with the kids, drawing, blogging, writing.  No matter what I do, I feel… Continue reading Today I Did Nothing 

Baby · Motherhood · Photography

Sebastian Turns One

My third son, my longest pregnancy, first induction, hardest and quickest labour, shortest hospital stay, quietest baby, best sleeper, and all around the most chilled, laid back, content baby I’ve had the privilege to raise for twelve months. I had so much fun preparing and celebrating his first birthday, and I can’t wait to celebrate… Continue reading Sebastian Turns One

Daily Life · Motherhood

Life As I Know It….

Life has been moving slowly these last few weeks, but not unenjoyably so. My three ratbags seem to go through stages of good and evil not-so-charming behaviour, and at the moment they’re on a good streak. Relatively speaking. I’ve cleared away almost all of their toys and they’ve just been pottering around building wobots out… Continue reading Life As I Know It….

Daily Life · Motherhood

September {round up}

Blogging is still taking a back seat, but I am happy to report that September was a much better month than August! I did get sick, again, and almost lost my voice, but other than that it was largely positive. One of my younger sisters visited for a little over a week, at the same… Continue reading September {round up}

Daily Life · Motherhood

August {round up}

Honestly, August has been a bit of a non-event. I went out on the 5th and then didn’t leave the house for THREE WEEKS. Mostly due to a lingering cold/flu, then a bout of what I think was food poisoning – only Ronan and I were affected – and my husband bring extra busy with… Continue reading August {round up}


24 Hours After Birth

This is my experience in the first 24 hours after the birth of my third child, Sebastian. Most of it was written at the time and in the weeks afterwards, but I’m just publishing it now. This is the part of childbearing I remember most strongly. That first hour after birth, wrapped up in warm… Continue reading 24 Hours After Birth

Mental Health · Motherhood

Sometimes Life Is Just Shit 

You can probably tell by the title that this blog post is not going to be particularly elegant. It is not going to be full of cute photos of my baby. It is not going to be me trying to figure out the perfect capsule wardrobe for a stay at home mum. It is not… Continue reading Sometimes Life Is Just Shit