Ten things to do when you're not pregnant or breastfeeding

Although I am obviously devastated in may ways, I have to admit a small glimmer of joy about being 'free' to be me, if only for a while. I was pregnant and/or breastfeeding for 2 whole years.

I was in the kitchen tho other day when the thought suddenly came to me that there are now loads of things I can do now that I haven't been able to do for a while. But then when I started to think of them, they really weren't that great.

The first thing that came to mind was cleaning the oven, the next was to delouse the chooks. This is not all that exciting! There has to be better ones. I put my thinking cap on and came up with the following.

  1. Run - I used to love running. Not that you could really call it running, it's more of a trot. I am thinking that I might walk BB to nursery with the push chair, then jog home. Then jog back again to get him later. It's only about 1.5 km each way, but that will be plenty to start with I'm sure!
  2. Wear a nice bra - though I don't think I have any that fit these huge bazookas, but maybe when I've lost a pound or ten
  3. Drink as much coffee as I like - I am a fan, but actually keeping my intake to levels that are safe for pregnancy is good, but at least I wont have to refuse a nice coffee when I am out again, just occasionally.
  4. Sleep all night long - this is a good one, though BB is generally up before 6, but unbroken sleep is pretty cool
  5. Drink as much alcohol as I like - except I wouldn't want to be drunk in charge of a child, or get up at 5.30am with a hangover, or look after a toddler with a hangover for that matter... but if DD wanted to let me have a night out and a sleep in I might not turn it down!
  6. Wear a dress - a useless wardrobe item when you need to be able to pull a boob out at will, but I have many - some may even fit!
  7. I could even go away for a night - theoretically - I am not sure I actually could, I might miss BB too much, but maybe...
  8. Fast - I do enjoy a good fast for health reasons, and although I did once fast for one day when I was getting ready to conceive BB2 I haven't had a good cleanse for a while. I think I feel a fast coming on - hopefully with some weight loss benefits too.
  9. Treat the chooks - I think they would appreciate a good dusting with some mite powder (even though they may not know it. It doesn't sound all that exciting but I do want healthy happy hens.
  10. Clean the oven - well, it's been bugging me for ages, and just in case I do get pregnant again I really should...
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Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.


  1. I took it hard when weaning Elena even tho we were both ready & took comfort in the things I'd done without while BF. I like your list (even tho I had to Google "chooks" :))

  2. Funny that you had to google chooks - I do that heaps for everyday American words and still get my Australian and UK English confused!