To my son, my Lil Bug, my love. I hope that you will always appreciate and be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you. That you will let your creativity, kindness and compassion flow. I hope you will soar to great heights, but never forget to see the beauty in your failures and successes. Explore … Continue reading Love, Life & Words of Wisdom
Honesty prevails yet again, and as always my fear of visual pity from others is overruled by the true purpose of this blog, which is to show a genuine look at my struggles and successes as I navigate my life; exploring my world, overcoming tragedy, finding myself and sharing my journey. As much as these … Continue reading Crossroads of Soul
There are days, weeks, months that hit in life, and no matter how hard you try you seem to sink, slide and fall deeper into negative vibes. You try and shake free, but despite your effort you feel more overwhelmed and heavier with each passing moment. To be completely honest, I'm not living in the … Continue reading Exhale Negativity, Inhale Positivity
After a long night and day tending to a sick little boy; blowing noses, cuddling, snuggling, wiping away tears, checking temperatures and so much more, I looked around the room and took notice of my mother tentatively watching over myself and my son, tending to our needs quietly. I was reminded in that moment that … Continue reading Mothering is Forever
This mumma is all about creating new experiences for my Lil Bug. I'm admittedly more excited about upcoming plays dates, day trips and adventures I've setup for our little man than I he is at times, but I tell myself that's because he's only 1 and has no idea what is planned (that's what I … Continue reading Fun & Firsts
On the eve of my youngest nephew, Marrecs, first birthday party, it hit me that this was the perfect time to write about the importance of celebration. Life in general is something worth celebrating. We are blessed with coming of each new day; that we are lucky enough to experience the new beginning and simply … Continue reading CEL.E.BRATE GOODTIMES, COME ON!
Today is an important day. It's a day to talk, a day to be understanding, supportive and help others, most importantly it's a day to end a long standing stigma. Today is Bells 6th Annual Lets Talk day, a day devoted to mental health awareness and ending the stigmas associated with mental illness. This is … Continue reading Lets Talk
I'm going to be completely honest, and a little candid here; In the last few months I've had to "put my money where my mouth is". I preach being present in life, finding positivity, staying true to yourself, seeing your worth, and ultimately taking risks and doing what you love. Well it's 2016 and this … Continue reading Take Risks & Create Rewards
This week our Lil Bees pick is inline with one of his Mums true loves - MOOSE! I'm happy to say my addiction and love of moose has clearly rubbed off on my little man, who has fallen madly in love with Mortimer the Moose, by Lamaze. Although we have happily named our little moose, Mumford, unaware … Continue reading Lil Bees Pick of The Week: Fun with Mumford, I mean Mortimer Moose!
In my experience there are few things that test your confidence, self esteem and self worth more than having a baby. I found and still find myself struggling at times with body image and sense of self during pregnancy and after having my young son, Owen. I can't say I've always been particularly strong in … Continue reading Mind and Body Beautiful