Today I experienced what I am going to call a ‘running tantrum’ This raised the bar tantrum-wise from a throw-yourself-on-the-floor-screaming to a run-as-fast-as-you-can-while-screaming-and-losing-it. Why was he losing it? We were in the North Harbour Reserve and he wanted to climb on the rocks that tumble down into the sea. I did not want him to […]

Yesterday I baked my first ever cup cakes for The Boy’s 2nd birthday picnic. These represent my first attempt to bake cakes.  I am finally a qualified ‘proper mum.’ I learned some stuff. All cup cakes are not created equal (why do some rise unevenly, some burst?) Cup cake cases and muffin cases aren’t the […]

One of the amazing things about writing Day Six is the number of people who have talked to me about their own experiences of mental illness; friends, work colleagues and in some cases complete strangers. I believe the more we share, the more the stigma around mental illness will be reduced. I wanted to share […]

The other day I took The Boy to our local Stocklands. The Norwegian was getting a massage, and I’d done the grocery shopping and had just let The Boy free from the child seat on the trolley. I had his sticker book and a supply of raspberries. I sat on the sofa chairs outside Mandarin […]

I recently did a guest post on Mamamia.com as part of post natal depression awareness week. What do you think? http://www.mamamia.com.au/mamamia-cares/post-natal-depression-awareness-week-2/