I have this mum I follow on Insta, she jet-sets around the globe on holidays, in fact, makes her living from it. She has two kids, sometimes the kids are there, but mostly they’re not. It’s both perplexing and intriguing. How does she do it?
It’s likely more complex than it appears, because the truth is, leaving any number of kids at home, whilst you head away, requires a magnitude of prep and of course the more kid you have, the more prolific the task. Read more
For the most part, the final stretch of pregnancy is spent asking the final down and dirty questions about labour and beyond. Discussions that include formerly un-speakable subjects: maxi-pads, stool softeners and Sits Baths, become common-place.
The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’. A perfect job description.
As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby. But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman. I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.
We recently took the kids on a road trip to Noosa, the happiest place on earth. From our house in Sydney, that means approximately a 14-hour drive straight (not including bladder-related interruptions).
Being a little inclined to take on a challenge, we thought this could be fun. We were dying for some warmth and what could be better to provide this than sunny Queensland. We figured that with any Griswald-style blowouts it would take us closer to 16 hours.
*Photo used with thanks to Jes Jackson.
Early days with your new baby are super precious and as keen as you’ll be to show her off, you’ll need some clear boundaries to ensure you and your baby can thrive.
You’re gonna need your space, it’s crucial! but there will be a crowd of your nearest and dearest for whom, this is also a precious event. You’ll need to balance the two – and a delicate balance it will be! Read more