Solo parenting for the weekend

I’m very lucky to have a husband that’s quite hands on with our child, and I try not to take that for granted. On one hand it means that I’ve probably had quite the easy ride compared to some mothers. On the other it has some drawbacks in a “too many chefs in the kitchen” kind of way, but for the most part I do really appreciate him being there as much as he is.

Not to mention that he’s entitled to be, because…you know….father of the child and all.

On a separate note, recently it’s become apparent that to me that my husband needed some time away. There’s been a fair bit weighing on his mind, and there’s one thing that always resets the soul – camping. His dad had also been asking when they were next going to go camping together, so it was perfect. He’s always been too worried about going away though, feeling guilty about leaving Luca and I on our own. [...]  read more

2019 Goal: Run a half marathon

You know those all-time bucket list items that you constantly think “one day I’ll do it”? Not like my 52 list, which is an everyday kind of list with the odd big ticket item. The list of the big scary things that you hope one day that you will do but you’re not ever sure you’ll actually make the effort to do it. Running a half marathon was in that list for me.

In 2019 I will be running a half marathon.

Hooooooly shit.

The Race

I signed up for the Sunshine Coast half marathon for a couple of reasons. [...]  read more

Time for a catch up and some good news!

Oh, hi world! I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last wrote, although if you’ve liked my Facebook page you would have still seen the odd quick post here and there. It’s been a bit of a crazy month with lots going on, which I can’t wait to update you all about.

So let’s dive in!

Luca turned 1!!

I can’t believe I’m the parent of a 1 year old! Where the heck did that time go?! We just spent the last two weekends celebrating, which seems a bit of overkill but I assure you it was necessary. We kicked things off with a party in Brisbane with my husband’s family so his 80yo biz nonna (great grandmother) wouldn’t need to drive 1.5hrs to where we live. This weekend we had a second party at our house with my family and our friends. [...]  read more

Spontaneous crafty Sunday afternoon

I got a little bit craft today!

We bought some cheap curtains when we first got the house, but they’ve always bugged us. There’s a power point in the bub’s room close to the floor. It was a pain for full length curtains because you had to sit the fabric over the points – a safety issue. It also meant the curtains didn’t quite seal and let in some light.

Well, on the weekend we bought a bookshelf for the little man. I’ve been hanging out for one for ages. When we put it together we realised the perfect spot was under the window. Finally I had my excuse to get cracking on chopping the curtains. I cut and hemmed them, admittedly using white thread since I didn’t have any silver to match. The bookshelf has a big gap at the back, perfect for masking the power point. It means it’s not touching anything anymore, and hidden from the bub should he be crawling around his floor for any reason. [...]  read more

Recovering from Binge Eating: the plan

In my previous post I wrote about how I have been diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Since then, it’s felt like a major weight has been lifted off.

Naming it and owning it meant I could move on.

Once I had worked through my emotional outpouring and tears, I took a deep breath and did what I do best. I began planning and writing.

I broke my recovery down into three major steps:

  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Mental health

Admittedly, I hadn’t expected mental health to be a thing when I first wrote my “rock bottom” post. It was only once I realised I had an eating disorder that I realised there was a lot more work ahead of me. I think its presence on that list is a big nod to being a more long-term plan than just a “quick fix” weight loss plan. This is truly a lifestyle change for the better. [...]  read more