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Olivia White can’t quite believe she’s here. After all she’s a mum from the burbs who doesn’t get enough sleep, has an unnatural obsession with chicken nuggets and can throw back a white wine faster than you can say, ‘is that a New Zealand sauv blanc?’

When Olivia’s first baby was born, her life turned upside down; a birth that didn’t quite go to plan, exhaustion, breastfeeding, shock and anxiety. Olivia turned to social media, searching for women who could reassure her that what she was going through was totally normal.

As she read the stories of women all around Australia, she slowly started sharing her own day-to-day life, giving back to the community who helped her.

Olivia’s funny observations of parenting life and profound messages about motherhood and women’s empowerment have resonated with mums everywhere. Her honest posts about the everyday struggles of life with two toddlers have been seen all around the world.

Olivia is mum to Bella and Teddy, wife to Jeremy, an ambassador for PANDA, a fierce advocate for body positivity, a loyal customer to her local barista and Netflix Australia’s best subscriber.

If you would like to get in touch, ask a question or just say G’DAY! Please email me at olivia@houseofwhite.com.au

1 COMMENT
  • Vicki Middaugh

    6 days ago

    I saw your story about having a C-section and how it’s not the easy way out. I totally understand where you are coming from. In 1976 I had the classical cut (Emergency cut) because my son was coming butt first. I was only 18 years old and totally afraid of doing all this by myself. Not because I didn’t have a husband, but because he wasn’t allowed in the operating room at that time. Men were just starting to be with their wife’s during labor and delivery, so it was a few more years before it was acceptable for men to be in there during a C-section. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced and the scariest at that time. Back then they kept you in the hospital for 7 days and I didn’t even see my son until 24 hours after he was born. I don’t know if it was my age or what, but they kept me sedated. The pain was not over when I left the hospital. I still had to endure the pain of coughing, sneezing or laughing because I had 16 4-prong metal clamps in the incision. I also had a C-section with my second child and this time it was the bikini cut. Both experiences were not good ones for me. I always envied the women who had natural or normal child birth. I have never experienced that and when I think back about the birth of my two sons it’s a miserable memory. I too heard how I got out of having a baby or I didn’t have to endure the pain of child birth. Believe me I endured more pain in those surgeries than most women will ever understand. Thank you so much for writing a great story and getting it out there that C-sections are not easy or non-painful.

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