About Us

Who are we and what we do



What happens when a professional woman decides that its time to start a family? Shopping, fancy dinners, desirable technology, and travelling the world, give way to nappies, staying at home and spending the day in Pjs. Of course not! But it does take a fair bit more work and lets face it... Mums are not afraid of a little work. But we can still look and feel fabulous while doing it.

This blog was created by 2 techy professional working mums. One in Brisbane and One in Melbourne; One Engineer and one HR Consultant; One with a little boy and one with a little girl; Communicating through the wonders of modern messaging technology.

In the early days there was an equal mixture of bewilderment and amazement as we each individually realise that our lives were no longer entirely in our control. Then as with any new experience we learnt what worked, what didn't, what products made things easier, what only gave short term gratification, And awesomely... we could now shop, not just for ourselves.... but our gorgeous little people.

So a little about us:


Alexandra


At my wedding, my father started his wedding speech with “How does a girl from Singapore, move to Brisbane, meet a boy in Azeroth and get married in Texas?” The follow on from the story is that we ended up living in Melbourne. So I've seen a few things in a few places. Travel and Tech are some things that I don't think I could live without. As an Engineering Consultant I also travel a fair bit for work all over the country and the world. As a singleton and then as one half of a couple with no kids, this was fairly easy to manage.

The Little Man was born in October 2011. Unlike most newborns he was born with his eyes wide open in a combination bewilderment at the world and indignation. 

I found out that I was nearly 2 months pregnant the day after returning from a 2 week trip to Singapore. So my little Man has been flying since he was about 2 weeks old (in vitro). Since then we've been lucky enough to take him with me on trips to visit family as well as a number of work trips so I've been fortunate to be able to have him close by if I have to travel. Every issue with having to deal with a child on a plane... I think I've seen it all.

As for work... I am with a great company which allows me to work on 3 days a week.... the other 2 days I go into the office and do my job.

One of the problems with moving around the world is that you can end up very far away from family (and free grandparent babysitting). Somehow we've managed to get through without doing too much damage to the baby (we hope) and ourselves.

The Little Man is now a very fast and curious toddler. He gets into everything and already knows how to re program the DVR, bypass the basic parental locks on the tablet to access his favourite apps and find his Daddy's number on my phone's address book to babble to Hubby while he's at work. The future is going to be.... interesting.


Lisa

As a consultant, I travel a lot. When I met my husband-to-be, I was working in Sydney and coming back to Brisbane on the weekends. The first year of dating, we probably really only spent a couple of weeks together all up. When the travel lightened up and we started to cohabit, things got really interesting. I'm the die hard vegetarian (vegan at home) while he's the raging carnivore. I like to curl up with a good book and he likes to watch TV and mindlessly flip through the channels. I like to cycle, he turns green at the thought of getting on a bike. But we bond over a shared love of dancing, noodle dishes and The Big Bang Theory to name a few things.

We weren't trying for a baby, but we weren't not trying. We were delighted to find out we were pregnant and our little bean was loved as soon as we knew she was coming. In fact, our dogs knew I was pregnant before we did, morphing into clingy little furballs who couldn't get close enough to me. When I started to show, they loved lying against my tummy and taking turns with my daughter to kick each other through my tummy. That was fun.

I went back to work after 7 months off and things have definitely changed. I'm not the dedicated worker that I once was. My company has never had titles for employees, so over the years I've been whatever I needed to be to get the job done: tester, project lead, senior consultant, trainer. Now, the title that brings me the most satisfaction? Mummy.

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