I am an Australian mother on a journey to re-discover my minxy self.
As a young minx, I travelled, partied, earned degrees, climbed the corporate ladder and romanced the wrong men. I am now a little older, a little wiser and my history has left me a little more vulnerable. I am navigating new adventures, possibilities and perspectives as a mother and a wife. And on that journey, I am determined to bring my inner minx with me.
My passions are writing and creating beautiful things. The past few years have seen immense changes and challenges for myself and my family. As a younger woman, I found all the purpose I needed in my career. My background is software development, but I quickly moved into a management position. Managing people was a natural fit and I adored the people I worked with. When I fell pregnant with our first son, I was elated. I also fully expected to return to work within a few short months, preparing myself to find motherhood tedious and boring. The truth was, I found it exactly the opposite. I fell head over heels with Master I and wanted to spend every moment with him. I returned to work about a year after he was born. I continued to enjoy the challenges of work, but I could not escape the feeling I was stealing from my son. In the end, I negotiated a different, part-time position which created the space I craved in my life for my family. Enough space to welcome another little boy into the world. That little boy unexpectedly left the world two weeks later. Dealing with the death of my child has been by far the hardest thing I have ever faced. I write regularly about parenting, love and grief at my other blog Chasing His Sunshine. That turning point in my life gave me clarity about the things that really matter to me. About a year after we said goodbye to our son, we welcomed another child into our family. These days, I hang out with Master E, whilst Master I is in primary school. I work part time as a practice manager in a boutique law firm and steal the words when I can. I have unkempt hair, a crazy, messy house, a racing brain and a heart overflowing with love.
You can read more about my journey so far here.
Professional images by the very talented Bree of Bree Naomee Photography
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Congratulations on your new adventure girls!! I can’t wait to read more. PS. Oh my goodness, such photogenic mums and bubs! Beautiful photos. Tam xx
Thanks Tam… We enjoyed getting glommed up for it and Bree does such a great job. So glad that you are along for the ride.
I am so proud of both of you I have introduced your website to a new dad here at my work and he was very interested and will be looking at it with his wife this evening.
Thanks Mumma xxx
What sensational introductions. Honesty wins me over every single time. I can’t fathom some of the things that you’ve both faced, but what I can safely guarantee about those things is this – they’ve made you each MORE compassionate, more aware of putting first things first.
Maybe I’m crazy, but there’s something about brokenness, the awful places you have to endure in life, that I find the most deeply human and utterly beautiful. Not that you’d wish such things on anyone, but they change us don’t they? Out of the ruins…
Indeed – neither of us would have chosen the painful experiences but we both believe they have made us into the women we are today. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Thank you Annette. You are very sincere. And I just love following you on IG by the way. Sarah x
Just read your backgrounds – what amazing women you both are!
Thanks Emily – when we feel a bit “who are we to talk about this stuff?” (like bloggers do), we remember that we have both been through a lot and have learned a lot from it.