Latest Posts Under: Things I’ve learnt

This will be the first in a series of posts about motherhood, pregnancy and self-care. Bear with me beautiful readers because this is all stuff I really, really had to write. Partly for me and my own healing and partly to be totally real with all of you. So buckle up and here is the… Read Article →

As a parent I believe there to be few things more torturous than a picky eating toddler. In fact, I am HORRIFIED that I am writing this article, but as soon as I got started, all this STUFF came out and I realised I needed to get it out and share what we’ve learnt along… Read Article →

  So you may have noticed things have been a little quiet around here over the past couple of weeks. Well lovely Collective, I came down with tonsillitis and just had to STOP. But before you applaud me for my self-awareness and my ultimate self-care amazingness, let me tell you how that shit shook down,… Read Article →

I feel like I’ve been ready to write this since day one of Frankie going into day care, but knowing that motherhood is all about wait-and-see moments, I thought a month in was a good yard stick for everything this new phase has already taught us as a family. I’m going to dive straight in… Read Article →

Self-exploration is an amazingly powerful thing to do and it’s something I have been cognoscente of for a long time (you can read a little bit more about that in my life lessons). It’s something I have seen as a gift ever since, being open to looking inward and knowing myself. Of course with everything… Read Article →

  Well, we made it, my little family and me. That’s one full year under our belts. A year of highs and lows. A year of love in the infinite degree. A year of soul searching and redefining who I am as a person, a wife and a mother. I’ve already covered lots of lessons… Read Article →

You might have picked up that both Janis and I are expats – I’m from the UK, J is from Latvia and we live in Melbourne. Christmas has got me thinking about the expat deal, the challenges and advantages and why the hell we do it. One of the only material things I miss about… Read Article →

My first video…! Probably more exciting for me than you but I decided when I was going to talk to Janis about his time doing daddy day care on paternity leave that it would be great for you guys to get to meet him. Because he really is an all round legend. It’s 7 minutes… Read Article →

I went on a night out with some single friends last weekend and it got me thinking about what a minefield being single in your 30s really is. When I was dating in my early 30s I dubbed it the bullshit minefield, because it REALLY is like that. One foot wrong and BAM…covered in BS. If… Read Article →

I’m listening to Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert at the moment. She’s the writer of Eat Pray Love, but this book is totally different to that. Big Magic is about ‘Creative living beyond fear’ and is captivating me on my journey to work every day. Also LISTENING TO BOOKS….life changing!! (I think I’ve mentioned this before… Read Article →

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