Posts in Parenting

Mothers day thoughts | Silver fox

Today we have the absolute honor of hearing from my hero, my mom, Kathy Stewart. Most of my friends refer to her as “Mama K”, as she has been a spiritual to mum too many over the years. She has been married for almost 35 years, and has skillfully parented somewhat semi functional awesome adults, and she is the best glammy granny in town! Make a cuppa, sit back, get comfy and enjoy! INTRODUCING THE SILVER FOX I fell hopelessly in love at the age of 18. Within 8 months, Louis… Read More

Maria Shaw – Pregnancy, delayed but not denied

I remember it so well……. I was looking for parking at a shopping centre, when suddenly, right in the front row, a car started to reverse out in front of me. I quickly turned on my indicator and whispered a prayer of thanks. As I began to drive in, I read the sign in front of the space: “Parking for Moms with tots ONLY.” I quickly braked and just sat there for a moment and thought, ‘For Moms ONLY?’.  Who knew a parking sign could be so cruel! The sign… Read More

Welcome Fellow Foxes

Today is the day, a very good day, a very special day ,the first official day in which Leather Jacket Foxes becomes a live running site on the inter webs! I am beyond excited, and a little bit nervous! I think that’s because for the last few months I have been plotting, dreaming, rethinking, reimagining, designing, and conceptualizing all that Leather Jacket Foxes could be! And just knowing that I have the honor of sharing it with you, leaves me feeling humbled knowing that potentially a word or two, or… Read More

Why I chose a c-section birth

Yip, you read the heading right! I chose to have a Caesarean birth delivery! I bet you have formed quite strong opinions just by glancing at the heading alone! “How could she?” “Oh, she took the easy out option” “How selfish of her to choose to do that to herself and to her baby!” “Natural birth is best!” “You should only do a c-section if it’s an emergency!”. The opinionated moms As women, and especially as moms we can’t help but have an opinion on something that is personal to us. Like… Read More

Advice for new moms

Crossing over from non-mom living, into full on mom mode, can be quite overwhelming for a first time mom. Some days feel amazing, like you’re owning this whole mom hood thing. Whilst other days, it tends to feel a bit more abstract. Almost as if the whole world is plotting and conspiring against you! Or if you’re like me, I tend to keep a look out for Ashton Kutcher, wondering if he will jump out of nowhere and say “You’ve been pranked!”. Or maybe that’s just me? Nonetheless, below are… Read More