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Angie @ The Little Mumma
Melbourne, Australia
This is my story. About being a mumma. And being little. Because, by all accounts, I am both. A vertically challenged mother of two (who is crazy original with the blog names).
Interests: Eating a meal while it's still warm, going to the toilet alone, drinking wine through a funnel
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My mum came to visit today. She wanted to see Harlow for her birthday, give her some presents. It was a lovely visit. It always is with Granma. The kids love her. And she hung out some washing for me. Legend. As she was leaving, I said, "Say goodbye to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Little Mumma
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Oh, to see the world through the eyes of a child once again! How easily jaded weariness replaced awed wonder. But rejoice! For that annoying habit of your child stealing your phone and taking 3000 photos is actually a blessing in disguise, a rare chance to glimpse the world anew.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Little Mumma
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In just over a week’s time, this little clown will turn two. Two years old. As in, not a newborn anymore. And maybe not even a baby? Is 2 still technically babyhood? I know she’s a toddler but through my eyes, Harlow is still very much a baby. I don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Little Mumma
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Harlow's first bath...and the only one we can promise we were 100% focused on her during... For the first year of his life, the trickle of constantly moving water was the soundtrack of baby Luca’s bath time. Each night, it was the same routine. Bren would put Luca in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Little Mumma
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[Source] The first time I saw him, I admit, I did wonder if he was right in the head. There he was, standing on the side of a busy road, a senior citizen with a strangely cherubic face, rosy-cheeked and beaming as he waved to every car that passed by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Little Mumma
Thank you for sharing that, Amethyst. I am so glad that you were able to break the cycle for yourself but my understanding of it is that you are an exception to the rule. It is no simple thing to break free from the bonds of poverty and addiction, to be the opposite of everything you were shown as a child. That's why The Smith Family are so important. xx
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2014 on Alice & the Giant Emptiness at The Little Mumma
When Luca was born, I was broken and remade, something like a phoenix rising from the ashes of who I used to be. In most ways, I was stronger than before. But my heart was infinitely softer and far more vulnerable to hurt. I worried about my tiny, helpless baby... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The Little Mumma
Oh, lovely. I'm just grateful you show up and read - but this kind of response makes writing feel that much more relevant. Thank you for coming here and connecting with my stuff. Love you! xx
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on Little Tales: The Baby Daddy at The Little Mumma
Oh, god, I hope so, honey. x
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on Little Tales: The Baby Daddy at The Little Mumma
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[photo source] I can’t help but notice him as he boards the already crowded 112 tram in the city. Someone gives him a hand hoisting the pram up the stairs. They place it down just at the top, directly in the doorway. There is nowhere else for him to go.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at The Little Mumma
Oh, god, Bec, I am sure I will be the height of embarrassment! But eventually she'll ask me if I kept the outfit and can she borrow it. The boots are gone but I still have the tiara somewhere, I think. ;) xx
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I suppose Courtney Love was to blame. On many prior evenings, I had made this very trip from my small country town home to Melbourne. I was seeing a boy who wasn’t nearly as invested in the “relationship” as I was, and I could not get enough of how bad... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at The Little Mumma
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{Source} I’ve never been trolled. I suspect this is largely to do with the fact that I have no real profile. I am just a teeny, tiny fish in this deepest of internet oceans. In addition to that, I generally avoid controversy. I think I write honestly and without a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at The Little Mumma
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This is a sponsored post for Beds Online. They must have seen us coming. Our situation was very early-20’s predictable. Bren and I lived in an apartment furnished almost entirely with op shop finds, family hand-me-downs and stuff lifted directly from our childhood bedrooms. None of it went together, most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at The Little Mumma
Haha, ooops! Sorry, Mumma. xx
Thanks, sweet. Yep, I think for now it is the only way to go. Maybe with time I can break the connection but until then, it just isn't worth it. xx
Yes, Zanni, it's a terrible depressant and coupled with the recovery from the panic, it leaves me in a bad way. Not good. But I feel great about my choice and stronger every day. xx
Thank you, honey. xx
Funny. I like wine and it HAS helped in many a stressful situation but mostly, the fridge is quite alcohol-free. I've always been that way really. More than anything, it's exxy, right? But yep, feeling good about my decision and it's pretty typical that I had to learn the hard way....
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Yes, a spot of peppermint tea will do the job. It will just be nice to see your pretty face for reals! Thank you, honey. xx
Yes, all the decisions! So many! Ha at your SIL! No doubt it was the too awful to consider nature of the topic rather than your little sweetpeas! See even that decision seems so complex. The kids definitely have the closest relationship with my mum and though if we were gone tomorrow, she is the obvious choice, in ten years, she'll be significantly older and maybe it wouldn't be as practical for her to be raising three kids. See? Too hard!! Answer: don't die. :) xx
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This is a sponsored post for Firth’s The Compensation Lawyers. They have invited me to write a piece about family. When babies are newborn, they can be so incredibly tiny and fragile-looking. The huge task of keeping this brand new person alive makes most first-time parents a little breathless -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at The Little Mumma
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I am the social drinker. In a family with addiction tendencies, I am the two-pot screamer, the lightweight, the one who hesitates before taking a second paracetamol. My mother stopped drinking when I was 3. She went on to become a drug and alcohol counsellor. She is well versed in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at The Little Mumma
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[Photo source] It was a bad weekend. So when the alarm sounded at 5:30am this morning, my instinct was to roll over and go back to the relative safety of sleep. But the inner dialogue had already begun. Get up, Angie. Go to the gym. You will feel better once... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at The Little Mumma