Stratosphere Jump by Felix Baumgartner

The stratosphere jump and childbirth

{image credit} I’ve been living under a few rocks lately so have only just come across the historic stratosphere jump by Felix Baumgartner. I watched this video with a lump in my throat. As he stood on the precipice of history, surveying our world below, the random thought came to me: His jump was like…

Hands typing on a computer

I have to write

{image credit} You know what they say about writer’s block; if you can’t write, then write. Just get started. Write through it. I last wrote over two weeks ago about the neglected blog post. This post should probably be titled, “The neglected blog”! By the way, much appreciation to everyone who commented. I see I’m…

Tired Mom

Tiredness is aging me

{image credit} I feel this period of my life is aging me. As I lie in bed woken once again by the bub who has gotten used to our small bed and to me holding her, I feel my tiredness. It’s so tangible. I feel it in every fibre of my being. I didn’t expect…

Living in a fog

Living in the fog of sleep deprivation

I learnt a fascinating fact recently which had me wishing I was a giraffe. You see giraffes only need 20 minutes of sleep a day. As for me, I’m tired; doggone tired, living in a fog. I’ve had maybe 6 months of unbroken sleep in 3.5 years. My eldest didn’t sleep through till 18 months…

Home alone

McCauley Culkin fans, you’ve come to the wrong place. Today, I’m home alone. Both girls are in childcare, and I’ve got the whole day to catch up on all the things I’ve not had the chance to get to for umpteen months. (Okay, let’s be more realistic…..try to at least do one thing I’ve been…

Blank Canvas by Bonnie Tsang

Ramblings of a Mojo-less Blogger

{image credit} Experts say that when you’re stuck for words, words are what you must write. Write, write, write, and you might just light a spark of inspiration. For all you science students out there, I guess it’s a little like capillary action. The first water droplet draws the next and the next and the…

SmileySunFlowerbySvenCipido

Grateful for…things that make me smile

{image credit} Starting off the day with a smile doesn’t come naturally to me. Cumulative sleep-deprivation and needing to rush into the routine of each morning for the two little ones doesn’t give me time, energy or the disposition to smile. It’s something I often need to choose to do, and that’s apparently not a…