Hi, I’m Erica and I am a mum of 2 and partner of an airline pilot. I have been with my partner for 9 years and he’s been flying since I knew him. In fact, he’s been flying since he was 15. I have never felt that his career defines me or who I am, however I am realising that it does play a large part in shaping who we are as a family.

When I met him, I was working as an Occupational Therapist and loved it. Fortunately, although we met in Sydney, we were both living in Perth, Western Australia at the time so forging our fledgling relationship was not complicated by the challenge of distance.

After a few years, we decided it was time to think about having a child – or as he put it “not, not trying”. After a few months of not, not trying, we decided we should wait a while longer as he had just been accepted into one of the major Australian airlines and it would mean him living interstate for nearly 3 months with no pay for half of that time JMP--2while he was training. Apparently life (as it always does), had other plans, and three weeks later I walked down to meet hubby – as he shall be known even though we’re not actually hitched cause it’s just easier – as he finished work and let him know that we had been a few days late in our plans and were now…a few days late. 8 months later, Squirt (now 6) was born and pointed our lives down a whole new path. 2 years and 8 months later, little Moo (now 3) was born and they are now a duo of joy, love, terror, entertainment and challenges and I wouldn’t have it any other way (hubby might though!).

I never thought I would be a blogger, I certainly don’t see myself as a writer (so please be kind!) however there have been a few things which have drawn me to this. Some of the things you can expect to read about are; Squirt and Moo’s escapades, how we manage with a roster that changes on a monthly basis, how I find joy in life and ride with the challenges and maybe even some of hubby’s DIY projects. So here goes…

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