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Making Friends Is Really Difficult (especially when you’re two)

As a teacher, it breaks your heart watching the politics of friendship play out. Children, without even trying, can be really cruel. You see perfectly lovely, funny and children I would love to call my own, struggle to make friends. Especially when friendship groups have already been established. The older the children get, the more… Read more »

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Do You Read The Fine Print?

Do you post photos of your child on Facebook? Do you enter your child in competitions such as ‘The Cutest Baby’? In this digital age it is so easy to share photos of our gorgeous cherubs. But putting photos of my children online is something I wrestle with a lot and something that my husband… Read more »

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Precious Moments

When you’re a parent of a baby with reflux disease, much of the time is spent holding your baby is while they scream and thrash about in pain. You don’t really have those moments of soft cuddles, enjoying their newborn smell or how peaceful they look snuggled in your arms. Those blissful parenting moments. Even… Read more »

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A Brutally Honest Rant

Apart from when we were admitted to hospital, I stopped updating friends and family on my son’s progress because, to be brutally honest, most people’s comments annoyed me. Actually if we’re being brutally honest most people’s comments really pissed me off. If you met someone with only one leg, you wouldn’t say, “Well at least… Read more »

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It may not be the end of the tunnel, but there is a light!

This week has been quite exciting! A week of ‘firsts’ for my little man. Which is why I think we’ve begun to turn that magical corner! It began with a close friend coming to visit with her little girl. My little man decided that it was a good time to see if he could fit… Read more »

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The Countdown

It’s getting a little serious and quite panicky in our house. This time next week I will be spending my first night in our rental in Yass. Of course there is some nervous excitement too! As the pictures come off the walls and the boxes fill our house, the reality of what we’re doing is undeniable.

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When Hope Is Problematic

I write this, sitting in the dark at 4am, with my knee rocking my little man’s bassinet trying to get him to sleep. My left shoulder is cold as my shirt is soaked in vomit and I have the sneaky suspicion there is some in my hair too. I have been awake every 30-40minutes with… Read more »

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Off! Off! Off! Me! Me! Me!

Ok, so it’s approximately 6pm. Dinner is finished. Actually my daughter has finished but my husband and I are still eating. Now cue the fun!

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The Saga Continues

So our story continues. The last few weeks may not have offered any solutions but there has been significant improvement from the first two months of his life. In week 9 we saw our little man smile for the first time! And what a tremendous smile he has! His whole face lights up. His smile… Read more »

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Presenting a Perfect Image

By the 9th week of my little boy’s life and the whole reflux/no sleep thing hadn’t really improved, even with half the pharmacy. That week with my son asleep in my arms and my daughter snuggled asleep beside me, I broke down and cried. It had all finally become too much. Problem was, once I… Read more »