The quick road to peace.

I get frustrated easily. Repeating myself, negotiating, cajoling… These are the things that jam my buttons and send me into FURY MOTHER ON RAMPAGE. Knowing this, I’ve been trying to avert it and clear the triggers. Stuff.  Stuff stuffs me up. It steals time, patience, energy and joy from my day. So we cut down. I pared back the “stuff” on offer so Small isn’t overwhelmed by choice and I’m not...

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Baby Led Weaning
Jan10

Baby Led Weaning

Baby led what??!! Yep. Baby Led Weaning. Save your ice trays for…..ice, keep the blender for smoothies and post- breastfeeding margaritas, and keep pureed apples for Sunday roast. Now, pay attention while I rock your world. Babies.Don’t.Need.Mushy.Food. I know, right? mind blown. When you wait for the 6 month mark, as recommended by the World Health Organization, you can go straight to family foods and feed baby straight...

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Feeling the pressure.

Yeah, well, I’ve decided pressure can actually hurt quite a lot. I’ve also decided Daddy will be doing the dentist visits with Small, because there is no way I can sustain cheerful, positive conversation on the way to one of the worst experiences of my life. Yes, I did give birth with a chemical induction, multiple interventions and pitocin contractions. This is worse. When I was about twelve, some brilliant dentist...

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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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Gold Dust Baby RING SLING giveaway!
Oct26

Gold Dust Baby RING SLING giveaway!

Gold Dust Baby is an Australian retailer for all things BABYWEARING  – from teething and breastfeeding jewellery to distract little ones, to soft structured carriers, woven wraps, stretchies, ring slings and mei tais. Lyn is an authorised retailer for popular brands, including AngelPack, Ergobaby, Hug-a-Bub, Didymos, Girasol and Ellevill, and is generous with her baby wearing expertise in finding each family the carrier(s) that...

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