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Motherhood - An Exercise in Isolation.

The isolation and monotony I feel being at home all the time while all my friends are at work or people I know are enjoying the outdoors, has become increasingly noticeable.

The number of days in a row that I stayed un showered until 6pm began to stack up. The number of fucks I had about just about everything were slowly dwindling.

My Digital Detox

My Digital Detox

For a while I’ve been questioning how I feel about Instagram and whether my online experience and real life are morphing into one.

Whether my personality has become so deeply submerged in the flood of my activity, that it almost seems I have become @link_and_luna rather than a flesh and blood human being!

(so dramatic and intense, I know 😆♈️).

The bittersweet growth of Motherhood

The bittersweet growth of Motherhood

Motherhood in particular, is an individual and ever changing journey. It is as unique as our children are their own little peoples. I never expected my initiation into this sisterhood to be consumed by grief and I never anticipated how it would feel to move through this phase in my life with the perspective that I was simultaneously gifted and burdened with.

How to help a grieving friend.

How to help a grieving friend.

One of the many things that has given me purpose, after the loss of my first child, Link, was the solace of helping others through a similar time, on a similar journey. 

 

I am contacted almost daily by someone who too has lost a child, or knows someone that has. I have strangers from all over the world opening their hearts and sharing their stories with me and together we find comfort, knowing that we're not alone. 

My Newborn Recommendations

My Newborn Recommendations

Becoming a newborn mum can be; amongst other things, overwhelming.

First comes the reality hit - "shit, i'm actually pregnant" and you realise that you're actually going to be solely responsible for another beings health, happiness and safety. It is no longer just a dream. WOAH.

Due Date

Due Date

So here we are, 40 weeks. A pregnancy milestone most people expect to reach. A milestone some people take for granted. A milestone that for me, feels surreal. One that I thought I’d reach last time, but didn’t.

My (Still) Birth Story

My (Still) Birth Story

On the eve of my Son’s first birthday, I should be baking a cake. I should be laying out his outfit for his big day and I should be wrapping his present and writing in his card.

Marriage - The Lessons So Far

Marriage - The Lessons So Far

My first year of marriage was really fucking hard. There, I said it.   With 2 family cancer diagnoses, the loss of my beloved nan and the devastat...

My Pregnancy After Stillbirth.

My Pregnancy After Stillbirth.

  I can’t hold it in (my excitement or my tummy) ANY longer… James and I are SO excited to announce to the world that we’re expecting baby #2 due e...

The Truth About Mental Illness

The Truth About Mental Illness

I know what you’re thinking… Another blog about anxiety… “12 Steps to blah blah”. *eye roll*.   Well, it is another blog about anxiety, but I can’t...

The problem with perfect, is knowledge really power & my thoughts on Pete Evans...

The problem with perfect, is knowledge really power & my thoughts on Pete Evans...

Pete, I think your meatloaf recipe is ace and your butter chicken curry gives me mouth pleasure like no other. I proudly display two of your recipe...

My Missing Link

My Missing Link

  There’s a certain type of love that I think we all crave in this lifetime. A love that mends a broken heart, a love that fills a void. A love tha...