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A Child’s First Alphabet

  Such a cute book by Alison Jay. This is the kind of book that lasts through a few age ranges as you have fun spotting all the things on each page that start with that letter. My cousin gave me the board book version and Little Miss, 4 months old now, is already enjoying… Read more »

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Cause for Celebration

The 3rd of May was a joyous day! It was celebrated with a happy dance in the early hours of the morning. It wasn’t my wedding anniversary. Nor was it my birthday, or the day Little Miss was born. It was the day I was blessed with eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.

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Luke’s Way of Looking

Ever felt like you don’t quite fit the mould? Or see things a little differently to everyone else? Then you’d be able to empathise with Luke. Luke’s Way of Looking is written by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Matt Ottley. What a magical partnership! The story is inspiring and the pictures are captivating. I read… Read more »

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Cloth Curious

If you’re a woman, I’m sure at some point you’ve been told, usually by an older, female family member, to always wear nice underwear incase you get hit by a bus. I was. Many times. Over the years I began to love wearing this ‘nice’ underwear. Particularly as my salary increased and I could buy… Read more »

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

I love, I love, I love this book. Get caught up in how you say/express the words as you swish through the tall grass. Create your make believe world together as you act out each page. Helen Oxenbury’s drawings are just amazing. As my daughter gets older we will be writing our own inspired versions as… Read more »

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Bottle-fed Guilt

The World Health Organisation recommends that babies be exclusively be breastfed until they are six months of age. So does the National Health and Medical Research Council. If you go to the Pigeon website and want to look at their bottles, you first have to read a blurb that, amongst other things, says: “The WHO… Read more »

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They grow up so fast…

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, etc, etc… We all know our children grow up so fast. A Dutch man, Frans Hofmeester, has captured the first 12 years of his daughter’s life on camera and posted the video on vimeo. What a novel idea!

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Imaginary Worlds

Imagination is a fantastic thing. My grandmother was completely supportive of this and allowed my cousins and I to raid her sheets and create elaborate mazes of tunnels and cubbies, utilising chairs, tables and beds for support. But as creative as we thought we were, we definitely weren’t a match for these elaborate creations. I… Read more »

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Even the experts are unclear…

I take great comfort in knowing that I am not the only one still working things out and doubting if I’ve made the right choices. Back to the Future on Breastfeeding looks at the most recent views on when to introduce solids. I like the quote at the end from Professor Cathrine Fowler… a very… Read more »

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Awesome Responsibility

January this year took forever to come… it was like waiting for Christmas as a child. As the days become closer they also become longer. I’d eagerly go to sleep each night, willing the next day to approach. I was waiting for the ultimate gift. The birth of my first child. Her eventual arrival was… Read more »