Essential Baby: Becoming Comfortable With My Discipline Style

For some reason I have concocted this idea that other parents – even my dear friends, who have been by my side through pregnancy, the newborn haze of sleep deprivation and colic, who have supported my struggle with postnatal depression and anxiety, and with whom we have celebrated our children’s first milestones – are now […]


His toes brushing my foot. Fingers tickling my ribs. Warm breath on my neck. Soft lips. His hair brushes my cheek, Head heavy on my shoulder. Fourteen kilos of pure rage Only an hour ago but now A peaceful weight on me. My heart reaches towards him, beating out of my chest. Arms cradle this […]

Leaving My Job to Be a Writer (and SAHM)

I left my job yesterday. It was a difficult decision to make – something I deliberated over with great intensity. The decision was ultimately presented to me as a problem. Basically my work wanted more of me; my husband’s work wanted more of him and with a toddler in the house we were all getting […]