How crazy is EC?

In the grand scheme of things, I guess EC (elimination communication) fits into my parenting philosophy quite well. Listen to the child. Where possible, say yes. Start the way you mean to go on. Once I started reading about EC, I formed the opinion that, as a society, we’ve diapered our kids for conveniece’s sake, rather than the good of the child. Forty years ago it was routine that 12-18mo were potty learning (i.e. not...

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EC – How did we begin?
Nov23

EC – How did we begin?

I knew we were going to use cloth. MCN (Modern Cloth Nappies) allllll the way. There is nothing cuter than a minky MCN, and given that this was baby no.1 being expected, I had time to lie on the couch and read about pockets, PUL, liners and wash routines. One of the BEST things I read was to use disposables in the early weeks – meconium and cluster feeding coupled with new-parent-exhastion and round the clock feeding...

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Making hump day feel like the weekend!
Nov19

Making hump day feel like the weekend!

Today I decided to road test my Happy Weekend dress from Capsule Australia. It only had to stand up to a chilly morning of teaching, a quick break for lunch and the small one “Have milk ‘fore Mummy goes?”, a drive down the peninsula and an afternoon of more teaching in a small, stuffy room. Easy, right? I paired with black leggings (lucky this dress is such a dark navy you can totally get away with it!), a skinny...

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Find me a style.
Nov18

Find me a style.

So you kind of know me by now. I have one child. I’m a baby wearing advocate. I run a suzuki violin studio, I blog, crochet, teach, and generally nerd out about my passion-of-the-minute. Pre-child, I used to dance a LOT. Like ballet or swing or out social dancing every night of the week. This meant I had a groove. Jeans for day/teaching, ballet clothes/swing stuff for the evening. Then Small came along, and suddenly most of my...

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What’s a Capsule?
Nov17

What’s a Capsule?

Many mornings I stare into my (stuffed) closet and inwardly moan: I have nothing to weaaaaaaaar. Then I grab my mom bf singlet, jeans, scrounge a top and … hey. Tahdaaaah… I look just like I did yesterday. Boring. I need a few pieces in DIFFERENT styles so I can actually look … you know. Different? Enter the stylist’s secret: the magical capsule wardrobe. I think I used to do this pre-child. Each season, curate...

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