Monthly Archives: July 2012

Give Yourself Permission to Let Go

It’s 8:30am and most mothers have already done half a day’s work. The washing machine is working on the first load of the day, the kids are clean and dressed and fed, the dishwasher unpacked, the breakfast mess cleaned, the … Continue reading

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It is an insidious little gremlin that creeps up on you when you least expect it. It wakes you up in the night with thoughts of “what the hell was I thinking? I can’t do this.” Parents in particular are … Continue reading

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Fifty Thousand Shades of Grey

I’ve always thought that the idea of attachment parenting was particularly… um, weird. If I’m honest, the idea, or the way the idea is portrayed in the media, has always kind of creeped me out. Breast feeding until you child … Continue reading

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Free Fruit Friday

I read an article in the Herald Sun today (yesterday’s issue) about the decision to axe funding for the Free Fruit Friday programme in our states Public Primary Schools. I don’t usually blog on Saturday, but this has gotten me … Continue reading

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Yesterday I spent the day wearing a track in the carpet from my bed to my bathroom. I’ve been hit with a 24 hour gastro bug. It’s times like these that I am so grateful for my usual good health. … Continue reading

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Clamouring for Stars

Last week we were shopping in a toy store. The kids must have caught me in a moment of weakness, because I absolutely unequivocally know without a doubt that we do not need one more toy in this house, thus … Continue reading

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The Birth/Personality Relativity Theory

When I fell pregnant with Deflector the Midwives advised me to make a birth plan. The idea of the birth plan is that you define your wishes prior to your labour. Do I want pain relief? What position do I want … Continue reading

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