Due to personal and family history with mental health issues, my biggest fear about becoming a new mum was that i would develop post-natal depression or the lesser spoken about, postpartum psychosis. Whilst it turns out that i've been lucky, other's haven't been so lucky. As with depression, post-natal depression doesn't discriminate apart from targeting … Continue reading Post-natal depression: A reminder for us all.
A whole year has passed since we welcomed our little bundle of joy into our arms here in Australia. Actually, it's been 14 months but I have been meaning to write this for a while, two whole months if we're being precise!! But, anyone with kids or just anyone creeping close to 30 knows that … Continue reading One year on as an expat mum
Thailand's raining season is pretty immense, from all day downpours to insane night storms it's an experience you have to see for yourself. It's hot, it's humid and it's super wet! However, with all that rain comes the threat of floods. Having lived through some of the worst floods modern Thailand has ever seen whilst … Continue reading Thailand: Living in a flood disaster zone
The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is one of the Countries most iconic road trip's and renowned for it's popular tourist attractions such as the limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles and the London Arch, popular surf towns and scenic views. The meandering roads cutting through cliffs and hugging the coastline make up the 250km … Continue reading Welcome to Tropical North Queensland’s Great Ocean Road.
If you have chosen Port Douglas as a holiday escape with your family then you will be pleased to know that Port Douglas does 'family friendly' very well. As with many towns outside of the major cities under 18's are permitted in most food and drink establishments til as late as 10-11pm, great news for … Continue reading Port Douglas: Five Family Friendly Restaurants That Are Extra Fun!
It's well known that being a single mum is tough and we often hear of the struggles these hard working women face but a lot of them will admit they rely on the support from their family and friends to help them raise their child, as do couples with children. I recently read a post by Constance … Continue reading An Expat Mum Without Her ‘Village’.
The thought of traveling with a baby can often put a lot of people off. There are the worries about disrupting routines, the stress and uncertainty about what baby essentials will be available for you at the arrival destination or what you need to bring with you and not to mention the anxiety about how well … Continue reading Baby Travel ‘Must Have’ Items – Tried and Tested.