Hello!I'm Miranda Barber. I’m all sorts of things, but currently, first and foremost a mum. Mid-second pregnancy, my family relocated from London to Melbourne via Vietnam. A rollercoaster. As a dear friend of mine so eloquently puts it: "As a mum of two you have two choices: you can either look good or feel good but you can't have both." Too right. This is an observational blog of life's car crashes and quirks on this huge learning curve. You're welcome here.
- I left my kids in the car
- Pinworms – a squirmy story
- A return from the land of Lost Perspective.
- M-M-Mirena. Contraception or chaos?
- Thirty-three Things I Want my Daughter to Know.
- I can do this
- Waiting for the bombshell
- I could do better.
- Boob or Bust! I’ll breastfeed my son until WE are good and ready.
- Gluten Free Food
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Monthly Archives: October 2014
Hmmm. I need another weekend please. If I could have another weekend I'd do a whole lot of things differently. I wouldn't waste two hours watching 'Gravity'...sadly I didn't see it in 3D, though I'm sure that spared me a different type of chunder. When we were at the zoo and my daughter was being thrown about like a doll by two older girls, carried and dragged about like a play thing, I would have created a diversion and whisked her away for some quiet time...before she lost her marbles...I would have sat her down and said "I understand that this is doing your head in, I know that you need to run your own show, I was sooooo like you...we can deal with this without rudeness...can't we?...let me help you..." When we went swimming and I bumped into someone from many, many moons ago and she said "oh my god you're son is sooooo tiny. My daughter's only three months younger and look at the size of her!"...I would have landed her a great big dunking under the water and swum off. When I went to Aldi and the checkout bloke hurled a week's worth of shopping at my trolley at break neck speed (which, incidentally, I now see as a personal challenge)...