About Mumma

Mumma to Poppy Grace born January 2011 {aka Bubba, Love Bug or Princess P}; forever friend to my furry rescue loves Bella and Beary; enjoy spending time with family and friends, find cooking therapeutic, think reading a real book with pages is the ultimate in relaxation; and in my down time {ha ha} when my brain is too tired from all of the above, I admit to watching a little bad television.

I try to perform one random act of kindness each day and wish more people would learn a lesson in unconditional love and acceptance from our 4-legged furry friends; I am an advocate for the voiceless so I’ll share my thoughts about animal related issues from time to time. Don’t shop for pets, adopt them! If you’re considering a furry family member please rescue one! If I’m really busy, Bella or Beary may write a guest post.

If you’re new to our blog, this is where you should start - at the very beginning.

bumpyroadtobubba is my journey to and experience of motherhood: single by chance, mumma by choice.

I’ll share the realities of being a single mumma who works full-time, while trying to spend as much time with my three gorgeous kids as possible. I’ll share recipes occasionally. We are vegetarian and as much as possible I try to have organic fresh produce in our diet. Having said that, I am a mumma who loves her chocolate and a large glass of Pinot. Or two.

Mostly, I’ll share me. Sometimes I’m really funny {at least my sister thinks so!} and sometimes on the bumpy days I’m a little sad. Almost all of the time I could do with a week on a beach catching up on sleep under the shade of a palm tree – with the occasional wake up for a tasty cocktail or dip in the ocean. 

I’m hoping my Prince Charming gets his GPS fixed and finds me soon. Aside from all the obvious reasons, I’m kind of sick of taking out the trash and changing light bulbs. Oh, and getting rid of spiders. *shudders*

34 Responses to About Mumma

  1. Jaclyn Rae says:

    Poppy Grace– what a beautiful name! Congratulations :)

  2. Bassas Blog says:

    I love your blog and have given it the Liebster Award. You deserve many more!!
    This is the link to my post announcing the awards :) http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/liebster/

  3. Bassas Blog says:

    I have dropped by to let you know that I have awarded your blog the Kreativ Blogger Award. Congratulations!

    This is the link to my post announcing the award:
    http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/a-season-for-giving-and-receiving/

  4. bonesdiary says:

    Hi, I’m noticed you said on the collies of the meadow site that you don’t read my blog….and why not? hehehe. I’m glad I found yours though. Lets be friends.
    Love Bones

    • Hi Bones, nice to meet you! As mentioned in my comment over at the Collies, we went straight from there to your blog, did some reading then hit “follow”. We’re glad my blogging friends have such good taste and we’re looking forward to sharing your adventures! Mumma, Bubba, Bella & Beary xx

  5. jaymers says:

    I think you deserve an award today! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out the details here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/ or click over to my site to learn about it. http://mominfortcollins.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/a-sweet-nod-the-versatile-blogger-award/
    Most of all, thank you for being a lovely writer whom I admire!

  6. Rebecca Johnson says:

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog. having a cheeky 3yr old and a precious little bub i can take great comfort in being able to relate to some of your blogs and look forward to joining you on this crazy journey we call motherhood :) p.s you’ve inspired me to start a journal so i can read back and remember how blessed my life is.

  7. Bassas Blog says:

    Hi Mumma, Bubba, Bella and Bear. I have passed on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to you :) This is the link to the award post: http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/the-meaning-of-joy/

  8. Louise says:

    hi, I have just read your entire blog which I found out about on MM, but can’t find any posts about how it all started….. Did you get a donor or was it a friend? Hope you don’t mind me asking. But it’s given me a lot to think about… I’d so love to be a mother and, like you, I have two furry girls who I absolutely adore – Leisel and Harriet West Highland White Terriers. But I’d love a baby girl.

    Best wishes

    Louise xx

    • http://bumpyroadtobubba.com/2011/02/23/sperm-costs-how-much/

      Wow, that’s a lot of reading in one day! Maybe I should write a book :) Bubba is a donor baby – I used an American donor not known to me. These really early posts talk about my two attempts, the different donors and the little mix up at the clinic when they didn’t order the right one!! I’m absolutely happy to chat more about it – so ask away. Thank you for sharing our story. I hope it inspires you, that’s why I started writing in the first place! xx

  9. Louise Convy says:

    So was up late last night – reading your blog!!! Your fault, laugh. Got the girls (furry) up this morning gave them breakfast and then we all went back to bed…. I think I’ll need a nanny if I have a baby I’m so not as terrific as you are……..But that’s possible – if I focus and work my arse off.

    I think there is so much potential for you and your blog… it just depends how much public profile your’e prepared for and the impact of that, have you thought about it? I’m a very private person so could never do anything like that. But I think sharing your story is such a great thing to do for other mothers and single women and single mothers.

    Anyway we can talk about all of that (I’m a media specialist and journalist). I have some ideas for magazine articles you can write and how to go about it etc. And stories on you – I can get you media coverage

    Anyway I’ve achieved zip so far today, and I need to find the girls and I a new home and get new clients urgently. Time to get my life back on track!!!! Love Louise xxx

  10. cobyw84 says:

    I was introduced to your blog after Bianca Dye took a screen shot of it and posted it to her Instagram account! For the past 3 weeks, I have been reading every one of your posts from the beginning (and am only up to April 2012) and love it all.

    I feel like I know you and your little family – is that creepy?! – and hope you continue blogging for a while :-)

    Bubba is such a little treat. She sounds like a real character and is just such a cutie!

    Congratulations!

    Coby x

    • Hi Coby!
      Thank you so much – I had no idea until right this moment that she’d done that. Of course, now I’ve found the pic and commented on her Instagram. Love it. Love that I’ve inspired her and love that you have joined our bumpy ride. I absolutely love writing and plan to continue to write until I’ve no more words. Should be a while.
      Thank you again for sharing and for your compliments about the blog and Bubba. She really is the best thing EVER!
      Mumma x

  11. Suz says:

    LolHi, just read your posting for the first time tonight ( as I usually don’t read blogs, let alone respond)…but found it in the rabbit hole I was traveling as I search for answers to my sons health issue, as I have been for 10 months now (10 Dr’s, 3 major hospitals – no answers). Clearly I should reach out more as it is comforting to know someone else is traveling a similar bumpy road. I lost my two girls (4 leg type) prior to my amazing son, I have just returned to the US after 4 years. It’s a bumpy ride for sure, and if Santa brings you a man could you please ask that he stop by my house with a good one as well…I DID sa. y good one. Anyway, perhaps I will get the opportunity to read more of your blog in the middle of the night tomorrow…where do you find time??

    • Thank you so much for visiting, and for taking the time to comment. I make the time (like we do for everything when we’re mummas!) because I really enjoy writing and I love that our story is being told. I hope it inspires and I hope that one day Bubba is proud of me for it. I’ll let Santa know about your request for a good man – there must be a few of them left right? I also hope that you find answers to your son’s health issues. Not knowing what’s wrong is the worst kind of worry I think. Have you looked at alternatives to western medicine and opinion? I’m sure you’ve left no stone unturned and hope everything is okay again soon. I can’t bear to think about life without my 4-legged loves. Maybe that’s what your son needs? A fuzzy sibling ;) x

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  13. I have been following your blog for a while, and I just wanted to let you know how much I admire you. I am going some difficult stuff in my personal like at the moment, but reading your blog has really inspired me! Thank you!!

    Bubba is lovely, and I am in no doubt of the confident young compassionate woman she will turn into. With you as a Mumma she won’t be anything else!

    • Thank you so much for sharing our story, and for taking the time to comment. She is lovely, I am an incredibly lucky mumma. I hope the sun shines for you soon, some days {weeks/months} life is tough. But it’s so worth it! x

  14. Hey there! Just discovered your blog via your easy fudge recipe – yum!! Great about page. Random acts of kindness are so cool!! I hope your prince charming finds you soon too! Celeste :)

  15. Every time I read blogs like this, I believe the world is such a wonderful place to live.

    Bubba should be made of Sugar, spice and everything nice and the mystery ingredient called Chemical Mumma (an adaptation of Powerpuff girl’s opening line).

    Wish you and your children a really happy and long life. If I may suggest, please keep your happiness in your own hands, once you look to give it to someone else, you will be gambling with your happiness forever. I am going through that now :)

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  17. curlyheadedsheila says:

    Hi
    I just found your blog. I’m 28 and single and, despite the wonders of internet dating, I’ve been considering bringing my “Back-Up-Plan” forward. Similar to what you’ve said, I had this idea that if I was still single at 35 then I’d go it alone.
    But recently I’ve seen a colleague of my mum do it and I’ve been considering whether or not it is worth “waiting”. Not saying I’m going to rush into an IVF clinic next week, but the experiences I’ve had with dating recently are making me seriously rethink things. Like you, I’ve always wanted to be a mum. And I want my mum to be a Grandma and, if at all possible, my Grandma to be a Great-Grandma. My parents are separated so I come ready with two families. But finding the right partner doesn’t seem to be happening.
    I’ve now read some things about waiting lists and have actually sent an enquiry to an IVF clinic and looked into a site called DIY Baby. Maybe I’ll make this my 30th birthday present…
    Congratulations with everything you’ve achieved and your success at motherhood. I know it isn’t always happy or even nice, but you are an inspiration to people like me that we can do this.
    Thanks :-)

    • Hi! Thanks so much for sharing our story. I’m always extra happy when someone finds my blog for the exact reason I started writing it, and finds some inspiration in what I’ve shared. I have a whole other book to write on online dating ;) I was only saying to a girlfriend yesterday that I really hope {if she wants to of course} that Love Bug has a bubba so I get to be a grandma. Obviously not in any hurry but just think it would be wonderful. You’re super lucky to still have a grandma! There are a few books worth reading – ones that I read while I was in Bali trying to make my ultimate decision: Knock Yourself Up and Choosing You are two that come to mind. Not sure where you are in the world, but if you happen to be in Australia/NSW I can highly recommend the clinic I went to. Keep me posted re your decision/story. I’m so appreciative that we live in a world and a time where we don’t have to miss out on being mummas just because Prince Charming is currently MIA! Have a fabulous day!

      • I’m in Australia, but Victoria. Thanks for the book suggestions!
        I had a chat with a Melbourne based clinic today, just to get more of an idea of cost and process. They suggested organising an appointment with a fertility specialist who would give me more idea of what is involved.
        I’ll keep you posted! :)

  18. Sasha says:

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog. You are one strong woman and many can find strength and encouragement through your words!

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