Stocking stuffers!
Aug10

Stocking stuffers!

I know, it’s AUGUST… and only fifteen weeks till Christmas. Fortunately, you can buy some (a) cute (b) practical and (c) thrifty solutions: Here’s why I invest in snack bags. I lose tupperware. Especially the lids. Then I waste time looking for the damn things, cleaning up the mess I made pulling my kitchen apart, and inducing fits of rage when i eventually stumble across them in such varied locations as...

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SAVE ME FROM THE BABIES WITH PENISES!
Aug05

SAVE ME FROM THE BABIES WITH PENISES!

Really, the fact that I’m writing this is dumb. Guess what. We all have vaginas, vulvas, penises and testicles. Done. You can skirt around it as much as you like, but somewhere in the region of your groin are some lumps, bumps and appendages. Name them and talk about them. In the godawful event that your child is assaulted or abused (yes, I’ve talked about the actual and terrifying instance of this) naming their body parts...

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Were you infected?
Jul02

Were you infected?

Maybe we’re worrying too much about vaccinating our kids and not enough about vaccinating ourselves. “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks” was just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. For all you know, you were one of 689,003 users whose news feed was manipulated in order to assess the effects on your emotions. If...

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I’m a believer…
Jul01

I’m a believer…

When Audrey was a couple months old I put an amber necklace and anklets on her to boost my hippyish parenting cred, like cloth nappies and bedsharing (THAT WAS A JOKE).  We’ve never had more dramas with teething than “sore mouth!” which has been remedied with a few mL of Brauer homeopathic teething remedy. Now, I’m a skeptic and happy to say I struck it lucky with a good teether, but I feel like amber...

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Bubba chew
Jun02

Bubba chew

Aussie mum Renee found her new baby constantly grabbing and chewing on her necklaces. My old jewellery wasn’t suitable for my bub to chew on as it was glass beads or sterling silver or some other hazardous bubba material. I decided I needed to restock with bubba friendly jewellery. Disappointed by the range of silicone jewellery she found online, she decided to create her own versatile and affordable range – Bubba Chew! Only six...

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How to hack your narrow-based carrier – safely.
May21

How to hack your narrow-based carrier – safely.

There are a lot of narrow-based carriers in the world and a lot of babies being carried with their legs dangling. While they’re often perfectly happy, they make some baby wearers clutch their pearls and utter the words “CROTCH DANGLER!” in shocked tones.   Good news, pearl-clutchers: No, you won’t kill your child in a narrow-based carrier. No, you won’t ruin your child’s hips in a narrow-based...

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