Letter to a first time mum

I’m only 4 months into motherhood, but I’ve learned some things that I wish I could go back and tell my pre-motherhood self. Here are some of those things. Dear First Time Mum, The first thing you should know is that the beginning is likely to be very hard – harder than you think. I […]

Motherhood is

I wrote a post that I wanted to publish on Mother’s Day, and then I realised it was a load of crap so I didn’t. So instead, a day late, I’m posting this reflection on motherhood, 7.5 weeks in (so clearly I’m an expert). Motherhood is… Motherhood is wondering whether your love will be enough […]

How Lucie got her name

When I was a kid, I was OBSESSED with names. I drove my parents, and probably anyone else I encountered, crazy with “Do you like this name?” “Do you like that name?” “Do you prefer this name or that name?” Finally, an aunt bought me a Baby Names Around the World book for a birthday […]

Due date letter to baby

Dear Baby,   Today is the day that you’re meant to be born, although as such, I’ve always assumed that today is the day you’re least likely to be born. I saw the doctor yesterday, and she told me that there’s a “good chance” that you would come in 2-3 days, meaning tomorrow or the […]

The empty manger

Advent is always my favourite time of year. Although for many people ‘Advent’ doesn’t mean anything much except a calendar that gives you an excuse to eat chocolate every morning, it is one of the most important seasons of the Christian calendar. It’s one of the two periods of the year that are meant to […]

On motherhood, on daughterhood

The first few weeks of pregnancy were full of extremely mixed emotions: I was ecstatic that I would become a mother, the single thing that I had pointed to for my whole life as THE VERY MOST IMPORTANT THING AND IF I DON’T DO IT THEN MY LIFE WILL BE FOR NOTHING. I wasn’t particularly […]

Sucky things about being pregnant

After a long hiatus, I felt that it was finally time to give my adoring fans an update on what it’s like to be pregnant. All the emails and letters and texts I received begging for another post were getting overwhelming. Lol naaat really, but now that I’m in the third trimester (!!!!) and it […]