I’m Katie Shozi, a freelance writer and Melbourne mum.
With two kids under two, I’m really in the thick of parenting and looking after little people. Luckily, I’m married to a super-involved South African dad. Sharing the parenting is important to both of us – neither of us want to miss out on the fun, or navigate the tantrums and nappies alone. Our two daughters, born 19 months apart, are mixed race beauties with big hair. I constantly get comments about the hair, ranging from ‘wow, I love her hair!’ to ‘what do you do with that hair?’ and ‘does she get those curls from her father?’. Our love story has straddled two cultures and countries (you can read more about it here).
This blog is my personal journey as a mum and what I am learning along the way. I write it to stay sane, preserve memories, and improve my skills in something other than play dough. Nothing makes me happier than a sunny day, a cappuccino, my laptop and some time alone to reflect and write.
I write about all the topics mums talk about. Sometimes we chat over coffee, but more often it is over whatsapp, or the internet, while we all chase our kids in different corners of the world.
For me, motherhood is constantly changing. There is constantly something new to teach little ones, and something new that they are teaching me. There’s also so many seasons of motherhood – some with no sleep, some all consuming, some where you desperately need space, some where you are exploding with love. This blog is about all of them.
I am a writer by profession, I’ve been blogging since 2010 and writing since I was given my first lock diary when I was about seven. I’m interested in new collaborations and freelance opportunities.
If you read my blog and enjoy it please comment or get in touch, hearing from my readers makes me smile 🙂