Flawed Bid for Perfection

Our handsome boy graced the pages of Queensland's major newspaper, The Courier Mail,  again today (with our permission). It was with a mix of pride and sadness that I read the words written by Kylie Lang in her opinion piece about the proposal that new non-invasive prenatal testing be covered...Read More

The Big Ride {we need your help}

When our lovely friends Tricia and Randall told us they were signing up for an 800 kilometre bike ride through Thailand back in 2014 to raise money for the Hands Across the Water organisation, I did what any rational friend would do. I said something really supportive, like, “Oh wow,...Read More

Four Years in Photographs

This is the photo montage video that was played during Nicholas' funeral service on 6 May. You may recognise the first song from the video I made when we celebrated his second birthday. A very big thank you to our beautiful friend Roxanne for putting together the second song, and for...Read More

Boy oh Boy oh Boy: life with three boys {guest post}

As a mother of three boys, I always love meeting other mums who are part of that exclusive 'all-boy' club too. I was introduced to the lovely Peta when, together with my sister, Rebecca, and brother-in-law, Joe, they began the awesome 4 Blades Magazine. So, when I contemplated asking other bloggers...Read More

Stepping Outside the Bubble {my baby starts kindy}

Two days before Nicholas started kindy, I found myself cranky and irritable. It was Australia Day and I enjoyed spending the holiday with my extended family and friends, but when we arrived home and the day drew to a close, I felt on edge. In the hope of improving his...Read More

Stuffing Fear in my Pocket and Saying Yes to Adventure

An email landed in my inbox. It was an invitation to a small breakfast hosted by Kellogg’s in Sydney, with flights and accommodation covered if I wanted to attend. My initial response was, “Who, me? Really? But what can I bring to the table? What if I don’t have anything to say? What...Read More

Living with Intention in 2016

I am all for living with intention, but life gets so busy and all of a sudden we’re in February, swinging back into routines, never getting a moment to sit down and often frantically behind in the to-do lists. Somehow, stopping to work out exactly what those intentions might be...Read More

February is the New January {happy 2016}

Oh hi, and happy 2016! Sorry for all the cobwebs and tumbleweeds around this joint… it’s been a bit of a ghost town lately. But it’s really lovely to be back. I have missed you and this little heartspace. If you’ve been a Mummalove blog reader for a while, you’ll...Read More

Making the list: Kidspot Voices of 2015

Some days, the Universe knows just when to send a sign. While I have dreams and thoughts and inspirations about this little blog, between children and routines and a family business and sleep (and did I mention the children?), some days those dreams feel oh so far away. So the...Read More

Taking Stock {november}

Nothing like a little list to take stock and remember where we're at. Making : Christmas lists Cooking : lamingtons from The Healthy Chef. Didn't quite get to the chocolate and coconut bit. Drinking : more lemon and ginger tea Reading : Carry On Warrior, by Glennon Melton Doyle. So good. Wanting :...Read More

Two and a half.

Oh, Nicholas, you have my heart. At just over two and a half, you continue to light up our world. We occasionally fight over you. I look forward to your cuddles in the morning, but your big brothers ask if they can go into your room at the first sound you...Read More

One Year On {our journey with Leukaemia}

[caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="584"] August 2013, less than one month before diagnosis[/caption] I’m not sure what I remember most about 9 September 2013, on the fateful day we received Sam’s Leukaemia diagnosis. Perhaps the voice of the doctor who first gave me the news over the phone, or how my...Read More

Returning to our Sanctuary

There’s something lovely about returning to a holiday destination. Feeling the anticipation rise as the weekend at ‘the farm’ approaches, hearing us exhale as we descend the driveway towards our cabin, knowing how quickly we’ll start thinking we never want to leave. Being able to reminisce about previous visits while...Read More