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The R word

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One of the first words I heard after my daughter was born were “Wow! A redhead, look at all that red curly hair!” It was indeed a remarkable head of hair. Once it was washed and dried, her hair wafted from her tiny head like bright red plumes of smoke….

Surviving and thriving as a mum of triplets

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My eyes were riveted to the screen in the small doctor’s office. Blood rushed to my head. I started shaking. I was listening to the doctor. Thoughts swirled around my head, demanding my attention but I was unable to focus on any or prioritise anything. The loudest thought of all…

My daughter is my teacher

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When I was pregnant I knew my life was going to change after I had my baby. I expected sleepless nights, endless nappy changes, hours of crying and never being able to do anything alone again. I expected hormone changes. I expected to fall overwhelmingly in love with my baby….

Surviving the morning school run madness

Surviving the morning school run madness

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I remember when my oldest daughter started school for the first time and the transition between daycare and school morning routines was big. I think the five days a week thing and the school bell thing is what made it that bit more stressful. I am someone who does not…

How to tell if you’re a good parent

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Ok, I’m sorry I tricked you into clicking that headline. I don’t really have an answer. Not a definitive one, at least. I used to think that it all boiled down to the kind of adult your child became. If they were kind, loving, compassionate and contributed to making the…

Coping with school holidays as a WAHM

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If you’re a work at home mum, chances are you’re the default parent when it comes to managing school holidays. My husband, who works an hour and a half away from home, never thinks twice about them. Me? As the end of term approaches I’m already planning how I’m going…

Parenting your teenage baby

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My teenage son wasn’t always a teenager, surprisingly enough. When he was born he was tiny, a mop of dark brown hair and the largest pair of big blue eyes I had ever seen on an infant. When he wasn’t a teenager, he would do things like hide dog chews…

Kids craft: Easy DIY cardboard stampers

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In my role as parent and early childhood educator I firmly believe that play experiences for children should be easy to set up, budget friendly and provide an opportunity to explore and get messy. I love making my own kids craft resources from bits and pieces we have around the…