Boob or Bust! I’ll breastfeed my son until WE are good and ready.

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So many things have stood in the way of me writing regularly and so there has been a wee hiatus. And here I emerge from literally weeks and weeks of everyone in my family suffering back-to-back servings of …

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Gluten Free Food

This may be of interest to some. None of my family are gluten free; however, I may have to launch an elimination attack to determine potential intolerances in my wee boy. Accordingly, I’m having to pay far more attention to …

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My baby boy is seriously small

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I’m bursting with love as I write this.  My hands have been hovering over the keyboard, not sure where or if to begin.  But I have scoured the net myself for the past year at least, searching for similar stories …

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Is my child ready for childcare?

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It’s easy to write about things with the benefit of hindsight.  It’s easy to pretend to be well-travelled when you’ve already lived through, experienced, managed, failed, juggled, drowned in or triumphed over certain of life’s offerings.  So I’m challenging myself …

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Baltic amber necklaces for teething – hogwash?

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download-1Both of my children really teeth.  There is no easy arrival of a tooth.  Each is preceded by weeks of drooling, irritability, biting hands, biting anything, refusing food, refusing sippy cups, interrupted sleep, inconsolable crying, nappy rash, horrible poos, and …

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A Fair Weather Blogger – In the midst of the mire of motherhood

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I didn’t create this blog last year with a view to only writing when things were rosy.  I thought it would be a good, bad and the ugly type affair.  But it seems I haven’t written since October, and then …

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I’d hate to be an asylum seeker coming to Australia by boat

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This is a departure from the usual tone of this blog.  But asylum is an important subject and I feel strongly about it.   The asylum issue in Australia has become highly politicised; namely the arrival of asylum seekers by boat.  …

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Babies are hard work for the first twelve months

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My girl turned three a week or so ago.  HOW. THE. HELL. DID. THAT. HAPPEN?  I’m not saying it flew by.  I have felt every minute of these past three years, particular the last nine months with the arrival of …

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Savoury courgetty, cheesy, olivey, hammy muffins

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I went to a friend’s house for morning tea recently and rather than bake a cake or cupcakes or cookies, she had made some absolutely delicious savoury muffins.  I’m a savoury girl.  Love a bit of cake but would go …

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Gina Ford: Two Dirty Words… and a confession

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‘Gina Ford’.  Two dirty words.  If you follow her routines and schedules you must not have a motherly instinct in your body, right?  Your poor, poor babies are fed on a schedule and put to bed or woken up at …

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