An IWD poem to my 2 year old daughter (to read when she’s older)
The juggle is real and so is the mind talk
Pack their bags, Prep the meals,Head to the shops, you’re out of bread.Don’t be late, there’s chores to do,Even though you’d rather be in bed. He won’t brush his teeth, she’s teething again.Its 5 in the morning, take a deep breath,Don’t get frustrated, speak calmly instead,Use every ounce of patience you have left. Did I… Continue reading The juggle is real and so is the mind talk
6 months later, 16kg lighter! My birthday gift to me.
I set myself a goal, I worked hard, I did it. This is the new me.
Stronger than ever
I catch my reflection and see you staring back at me. I think of all you’ve had to endure, struggling with what I see. Making me feel insecure. Before you changed, you housed the tiniest of lives, but only for a few weeks that time,and there started a journey full of trauma, an uphill struggle,… Continue reading Stronger than ever
Maternity Leave in Lockdown
This isn’t the way imagined my maternity leave would be. In all honesty, I feel shortchanged.
Pregnant after back to back loss
Having suffered two losses in the space a year, the thought of being pregnant again brought as much fear as it did excitement...
As someone who studied engineering, I have always been very aware of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is at the heart of everything we do and rely on. The roads we travel, the food we eat and the buildings we live in to name a few. I never imagined that I would call… Continue reading Engineering Motherhood
The honest truth about miscarriage
One in four women experience a miscarriage, the first thing we are told when it happens is 'it's very common'. So common to go through, yet so uncommon to share what it actually entails. So here it is, my raw, open and honest account. I hope it might help prepare the many couples who may… Continue reading The honest truth about miscarriage
My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood
Here it is, my final write up in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood. This has been a journey of self discovery, where I learned that I had a reservoir of strength and patience I never knew existed. I hope those on their own journey to parenthood… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood
My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth
In Part 1 and 2 of my story, I focussed on just how long it took for us to fall pregnant and how challenging pregnancy was for me. In this the third in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood, I describe my labour – all 32 hours of… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth