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

50/52 {easing into holidays}

Every time the boys started squabbling with each other or drove us a little too crazy on the first weekend of school holidays, Ben and I would look at each other cross-eyed and say "eight weeks..!" (And, then, I'm pretty sure Ben would high-five himself on the fact that he...Read More

48/52 {backyard bliss}

[caption id="attachment_85165" align="aligncenter" width="584"] "Mum, this is my most glamorous smile," he tells me.[/caption] I picked the boys up from school. It had been a hot day, and I was greeted with immediate requests for iceblocks on the way home. The need for iceblocks became more and more urgent with...Read More

47/52 {a few of my favourite things}

I feel a little like a broken record this time of year. Tired, frazzled, exhausted, busy, overcommitted, and repeat. I know the preferable answer is to slow down, but I also know that's unlikely right now. As we are just over a week away from school holidays commencing, the end-of-year celebrations...Read More

46/52 {counting down}

As I write, it's less than 12 hours until Ben comes home after eight days away overseas and I am counting down the minutes until my beloved returns. I will not tell a lie, it's been hard parenting without him. I am the ultimate coper, and great at seeing the best...Read More

45/52

nicholas: We were enjoying a morning at home after a busy week and I pulled out our box of 'Little People' and their associated transport options for you to play with. As it was a warm day, we decided to put some water in the crate so the Little People could go for a swim,...Read More

44/52 {out of sorts}

The past week has been filled with much craziness. Not terrible craziness, just crazy in the sense that I'm a bit sleep deprived and feel like my brain is exploding. Ben was away for work interstate for four days, just as painters were arriving on our doorstep to start painting...Read More

It’s a Wrap {31 for 21}

When you invite someone to share their unique perspective on life with Down syndrome, something magical happens. I have loved watching the stories that have enfolded in this heartspace during October. There have been reflections on the birth of a child with Down syndrome; on watching children starting school; finding support networks...Read More

On the Eve of 21 {guest post}

When I think of the quote "I wouldn't change my child for the world, but I will change the world for my child" I think of Lisa Bridle. Rather than just coming to terms with a Down syndrome diagnosis and accepting a life on the fringes for her child with...Read More