Life is messy. Life is complicated.
It’s fun and adventurous, sad and terrifying.
It’s not a series of perfectly coordinated, little square photos on a screen.
It’s so easy to get caught up and lost in the beautifully curated feeds of other accounts, I’m absolutely guilty of it.
I’m still very new to this world of blogging through social media, I have a lot to learn. Some days I still think about packing it all in, I let the anxiety get the better of me, I compare myself to others and the little voice of doubt grows louder.
But every now and then I’ll receive a message of support and encouragement. It’s something small but it’s enough to drown out that niggling negative voice.
That’s the thing about social media.
It can make you feel depressed, it can shatter your confidence and peak your anxiety.
And just when you think you’re ready to delete everything, your community reaches out and pulls you back from the brink. You find inspiration in the everyday. You can share an experience that helps someone else through a challenging time.
Reading the stories behind the posts, speaking honestly about parenting and building a network of support, that’s what I’m here for.
Sharing the chaos and excitement of life and parenthood through little square photos on a screen 🖤
Look who came to say hi! 🐶
Wild and free!!! Oh to be young again and do it all over. Hindsight is such a good thing. I wouldn’t change much but I’d definitely take different paths....
She brings SO much joy into our lives. Looks after EVERYONE around her (literally she was trying to hug an ant on the pavement this morning...). She has more empathy than I feel like she can actually manage some days.
Last month she had to say goodbye to her puppy (I call him a “puppy”, but Tana was actually a 14 year old, 50kg dog... but they’ll always be our babies won’t they ?!).
Trying to explain death to a 4 year old ... god. Hardest part of parenting I have ever had to deal with. I thought we had it under control... at the time when we told her, she took it all in her stride, she didn’t ask any questions and we naively figured she was OK... then, out of the blue a couple of weeks later, the questions came, and they haven’t stopped.
We went with a full honesty approach to explaining what happened to Tana but now I can’t help but feel like maybe she was too young for that ? Because her concept of what a “long time” is, is when she has to wait a week for something... so trying to explain old age and a “lifetime” to her feels like it’s just not enough comfort. Which is all I want to be able to give her! .
Perhaps we should have told her he went to the farm? Or heaven ... and each to their own, but it’s just not something we believe in so we didn’t feel comfortable with saying that. But now, her fear of dying is the first thing she talks about when she wakes in the morning (before her eyes have even opened) and she brings it up multiple times a day... Talk about feeling out of our depth.
I smile because you’re my sister, I laugh because you can’t do anything about it ♥️
Flash back to the days where this little mini was just managing “Dada” & “Mama” instead of “No mummy! You pick it up” 🤨🤨🤨 Today was a toughie. There were multiple forced deep breaths and stink eyes being thrown across the room. Mamahood is hard some days, like really really hard. But as I sit delving into much needed chocolate I watch her on the monitor and feel so absolutely blessed to have her. Dammit they’re so god damn cute when they’re asleep/quiet 🙈🙈🙈 #aintnohoodlikemamahood
Some quiet time this morning with my little honey. She had a pretty terrible night but woke up excitedly pointing and saying 'beeeshh beeeshh' 'muumm-mmmy!' 🌊🙋🏼♀️
This past few months we can't seem to catch a break. It feels like one thing after another in our house at the moment. I try so hard to keep our lifestyle as clean and healthy as possible with lots of variety, but lately it feels like we just keep getting struck down with one thing or another.
On the flipside, OMG how beautiful was today! I feel so so lucky to live by the beach and to be able to dream our days away together in such a magical place...especially days like today🐚👣
Be a unicorn in a field of horses!
We are looking to collaborate with some local businesses (Sydney based).
If you are planning a product launch, photo shoot, designing a shop front or event and would love your space styled with some gorgeous balloons, please pop your business details below or send us a DM.
We are also looking for a few Instagram bloggers/influencers (Sydney based) who are planning -
A gender reveal 👶🏽 OR a wedding this year. Please tag any friends that you think might like some @love_floats_
In their life 😍
Above all things, I'll miss you the most! My strength to venture out into the world is knowing that no matter what happens, I will always have your love and support. ❤️ Thank you my dear friends and family. I'll see you all again soon.
"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh
F r i e n d s 🦊🦁🧡 Onsdag 👏🏻 Om två timmar är jag på väg hem från jobbet 🙌🏻 Bara torsdag och fredag kvar sen. Dagarna går så sjukt fort! Ha en riktigt fin lillördag 💕✨ #fox #kidsphotography #oem_friends #xf56mm
Cannot actually believe that he starts school next year! He is so ready, me, I’m just sitting here wondering where the hell the years went!?
We were loaned this EPIC @ramtrucksaustralia
truck for a family adventure last week and it was so much fun getting to drive it off road through terrain which would normally be too rough for our own car to go. I was adamant we had to find our own private beach to drive down onto!
We found this perfect dramatic red rock beach hidden down quite the treacherous tack. It had puddles for the boys to splash about in and a glorious sun set that went from blue to pink to orange which we watched from a cosy bed I set up in the back tray.
We’re so sad the truck has now been returned.. Quill thought all his Christmas’s had come at once getting to ride around in a huge real life version of his favourite toy truck 💪🏼💪🏼
Stay home with me Logie, I miss you when you go to school 😭😭😭 .
Words I hear every morning 💔 I hope they are always this close 💓💓 .
Outfits from @little.bohemian.traders
and sandals from @walnutmelbourne
I hope you know how much you're appreciated,
How much you are needed,
Me and the kids love you and need you ♡
We wouldn't be able to do what we do without you.
We are so proud of you and how hard you work for us.
At your job and then how hard you work when you come home.
You are not only the best husband and daddy, you are ours !
And how lucky we are to have you around.
When your little lady suggests heading into the garden to get some flowers for her bedroom. 💕 She’s definitely my daughter.
Wish I could sleep like this right now...😴
There is no better sound in the world than this 💕
Jace enjoying some time with his new best friend 😍 (no kangaroos were harmed by Jace 😂😂)
I look at your sweet little boy face and in it, I still see that perfect baby face you once had that will forever be engrained in my memory. These past five years that I have been blessed to be your mommy, have been the best years of my life. From the day you were born, to your first steps, to the very first time you told me you loved me; each moment has made me a better person. YOU have made me a better person. And today, on your fifth birthday, I hope to make more memories that you will hold close and always remember because you, my angel baby, deserve every bit of joy that today, and everyday, brings. Happy birthday Grayson! Mommy loves you to the moon and back, to infinity and beyond, more than life!
This is just a random autumn 🍂🍃 shot, nothing to see here, move on 😄. I'm definitely enjoying life currently. Yesterday my PhD thesis 🎓 was approved for publication and now I'm free. In combination with this lovely weather life is wonderful 😊.
“Mommy, am I as wide as the Bald Eagle!?” Almost my little love, almost!
It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were in the 90’s and right now it’s in the 30’s. •
Just one more... with beautiful little twinkle bear (the @babyballetworld
mascot) in the picture too.
Last I heard which was yesterday evening, the amount raised so far for @tommys_thebabycharity
is £216,248. That’s a huge amount and on target to raise the full £500,000.
For more information on how to get involved in this amazing @officialpeppa
danceathon fundraiser, please refer to my post yesterday.
Sail ✨ A heart full of wonder with a mind that craves to explore
H o u s e w o r k | is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it - Evan Esar
The house is clean, clothes are washed, dishwasher stacked and the kids are asleep. See you later Victoria hello Perth
When we get wrapped up, head to the beach and let your little feet touch the ground ♡
I can already tell you’re going to be quite the explorer 🍂🍁 #spreadhappinesslikehoney
Those hump day feels 😏😍😴🙂😋😔 Happy Wednesday...hope you are having a wonderful week!!!