When Joshi was 8 months old it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t need to put a nappy on him at night. (The fact that it took a few months for me to realise this probably has something to do with the sleep deprivation that comes with mammahood).  I realised that for the past few months I’d been waking up, removing his dry cloth nappy, taking him to the potty, putting his dry nappy back on and going back to sleep.  So why am I wasting my time putting this...

We had our first car-boot-potty-experience last week!  It was such fun! I was taking Joshi to the beach and as soon as I’d parked the car I looked back at him and clocked that “I really need a number 2 mum” look on his face! I did a little dance in a my head, similar to the live one I do at home when I need to come up with a spontaneous plan of action, fast. I didn’t want to take him in the bush right next to where we were parked because the other side...

You Know You Have a Baby When … 1. You’re doing yoga on the living room floor, eyes closed, going into a beautiful meditative space.  You roll over onto your tummy and place your chin on a spot on the rug which has very obviously been recently puked on. 2. You’re really not sure whether it’s Monday, Wednesday or … 3. You no longer care whether one of your boobs pop out in public. In fact, you may not even notice. Once (or if) you do, you understand...

Mammahood can be a real lesson in letting go. For the past 9 months we’ve been carrying Joshi in the baby carrier whenever we walk anywhere – going to the shops, while gardening or taking out the compost, putting out the laundry, walking along the beach with our feet in the water, and going for our evening walks around the neighborhood. It’s felt really special and intimate, having him so close and snug, hugged up against our chests. And so easy. It’s...

It’s 4.15am on our first Christmas with Joshi and I’m wide awake. And so is he. He woke coz he needed the potty and then after I’d taken him he was far too wide awake to go back to sleep. (This is very rare by the way – he usually goes back to sleep within five to ten minutes of a night wake). Well, I thought “there’s no point in resisting this,” so I got up, put him in the ergo baby carrier, lit a candle, made myself a cup of roibos...

It was such a beautiful day I decided to take Joshi for a beach walk. The waves were wild. It was stunning. So I wrapped him in the ergo baby carrier (affilate link) and walked with my feet in the water. Simply divine. It’s these sort of moments which make mammahood feel super, extra, uber special … walking down the beach with my baby asleep on my chest while so many other people are hard at work. Anyway, as is one of the many benefits of baby wearing, within a matter...

This is one of the strangest days for me … going back to work.  It’s just for one full, single, stand alone day, but it’s my first full day away from my 8 month old baby.   Ahhhh!  Sure, I’ve been away from Joshua every Wednesday night when I go for long kriya, and also for many Saturdays when I’ve popped out for a massage, but that’s been for 2 hours max, so the thought of being away from 9am to 6pm feels really weird. Yesterday I had...

Last Sunday we were planning on attending a Christmas tea party down at a really beautiful dam near our home.  It had been in my diary for weeks:  10am,  Sunday 2nd December. I really wanted us to go.  I love being in nature and I’m especially fond of this particular spot because it’s the dam is just gorgeous to swim in.  Plus there’d be some really cool people for us to hang out with, including a few little ones Joshi’s age.  Of course for Joshi’s...

Again, (and this probably won’t be the last time you hear me say this), I have no idea what was going on or what caused it, but this is what happened… On Thursday night I got home at 9pm after attending my weekly session of yoga, sudarshan kriya and meditation, my weekly prana hit.   Joshi was fast asleep.   Simon and him had been for a walk while I was out and he’d fallen asleep in the baby carrier.   Anyway, shortly after I got home Joshi woke, and...

If you think I’m just leading a life of leisure, hanging out with my very cute little baby boy, making cooing sounds, you’re WRONG!  I’m sure I’m working harder now than I’ve ever done before, in my new role as mamma.  Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, feeding him, feeding me, washing up, cooking again, folding laundry, bathing him, dressing him, undressing him, etc.  (On this note,  if I’ve not returned your call, SMS or email, please...

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