Parenting Favourites

Life with Two Children…

Breathing Space

There is something about this precious in-between time. Hovering at the edge of daytime duties and the slow fall into ...
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The Days are Long but the Years are Short

By the time it's all done... Everyone has been fed their breakfast. They’re both scrubbed clean of peanut butter smears. Porridge ...
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This is Four

"What did you do today at camp?" "I was drooling". "Drooling? Um, ok." ... "Oh wait, do you mean you ...
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Brotherly Love in a time of War

It's been a brutal war. On one side a confused and angry 4-year-old pitches a tantrum at every opportunity. On ...
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These are a few of my favourite (newborn) things

Drawers all stocked up with cute baby gros Kissing you from your head to your toes Snuggled close and warm, ...
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Those Newborn Daze

We will never get these first precious weeks back again. Time slips away fast amongst the chaos of the early newborn ...
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Birth Stories – Boo’s Homebirth

2.30 am I'm lying in bed, dozing through the Braxton Hicks that have become more intense over the past few ...
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Life with One Child…

The Last Summer

It's that time of year when the country is finally starting to shake off the shackles of winter (maybe). The ...
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A Late Spring, Fresh Starts

Clear skies today (for a change). Almost enough to make you think that an actual Summer might be around the ...
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Bedtime – an Interlude

PJs are on. Teeth are brushed. Favourite toys are in their ritual sleeping spots. Bedtime stories have been read (and ...
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Early flights and toddlers – don’t do it!

I know, I know... what was I thinking?  A 7am flight on a Thursday morning sounded doable back at the ...
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Long haul torture with a toddler

We're walking through a gargantuan terminal in Dubai airport. Searching wearily for somewhere with decent food to keep us going ...
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The Toddler and the Sea

It's one of those rare days where the sun shines brightly in a sky full of fluffy white clouds. It's 'holidays' ...
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Shooting sheep – how not to get a good night’s sleep

It hasn't been a good week for sleep in this house. It never is particularly good, but occasionally it's not terrible. We're ...
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You fired the cleaner?

It's late, almost 1am at night (or I guess I should say early the following morning) and there I am, sitting awkwardly ...
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“Mama, no! Arse! Eye!” – Life with an 18 month old

Living with an active toddler is both totally awesome, and a constant energy drain. As an 18 month old, he's ...
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Nap Time

Nap Time Sleepy baby snuggled at my breast Head drops back, mouth agape Soft snores into my face Sinks deeper ...
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