Well, this is long overdue. I’ve been so focused on building a backlog of evergreen posts on the blog that I haven’t even let you guys know what we’re up to next year. That’s because I’m trying to get work as a freelance writer with my blog as a portfolio, and I’m trying to increase the income from my blog. Related posts: How We’re Using Ebates to Save Big on Our … [Read more...] about What We’re Doing in 2017
If this pregnancy was to follow my first (as they usually do) then I wouldn’t have even given birth yet. But I have a nearly three-week old baby. I was induced early because I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 36 weeks. I cried when the obstetrician told me I had diabetes. For nearly two weeks I had pricked my finger six times per day to test my blood sugars … [Read more...] about The Most Incredible Gift
We’ve been back in New Zealand for two weeks now. Hong Kong was stinking hot, and especially uncomfortable being 29 weeks pregnant. But I’m still glad I got to check out one of the world’s most important cities. I just know never to return in summer, I’m sure it’s a great place in the winter. The day after we arrived back home we went to the local park. It was one of those … [Read more...] about When Life Gives You Lemons…or Steals Your Hot Water Cylinder
I had this post all ready to go. I was about to hit publish but the words didn't sit right. It didn’t feel like the most honest way of announcing this major news. So I’m starting again. In February after a few weeks of suspicion I found out I was pregnant. This was not planned. But I was still happy as I’d been thinking that maybe I’d like another one eventually and the … [Read more...] about And Then There Were Four
If you haven't already you can read Part One here 2012. We sorted out the logistics, I moved to Sydney. I got an amazing job that career dreams are made of. My new boss knew I was pregnant and we continued on our saving path. We had originally planned to work for a few years and save up enough to travel for five years or so. However my newly pregnant state put a time limit on … [Read more...] about The Backstory… Or Why The Hell Are We Doing This? Part 2.