Honoring the need to stop and bleed

bleed time

As women, why do we find it so difficult to stop and take time for ourselves on the first day of our bleed?  I have been reflecting on this question, which has been spurred on by re-reading parts of the Code Red book by Lisa Lister.  You've heard me mention this book before on my recent post on using cotton menstrual pads and I will be sharing many more blog posts on the gems … [Read more...]

Cotton menstrual pads – a step towards pain free periods

bleed time-3

If you're anything like me, you've been plagued by really heavy and painful periods since the very first one.  I grew up feeling that periods were a curse that simply had to be endured by women and something that I had to learn to live with.  I faced at least 24-48 hours of pain killers each month to get through it. By my mid 20s, the pain had increased to such an extent … [Read more...]

Mummy time out

Mummy time out

I flew to Vegas on my own a couple of weeks ago to attend the WPPI photography convention.  It’s the second time that I have left my daughter, who is three, on her own with her father while I fly internationally to indulge in one of my passions.  It’s something that I’m deeply grateful to be able to do as I benefit from these experiences beyond words. I think every mother … [Read more...]

Every blog has a beginning…

food & me-3

Every blog has a beginning and for At Home With Malita this is it.  The idea for this space has been mulling around in my head for the last year and building steam as it goes along.  I have so many ideas of the delicious and inspiring content to share, what I want the space to look like as well as the many things it will be for the lovely people that visit! All of these … [Read more...]