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Crazy Things I’ve Done Due to Sleep Deprivation

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that sleep has been something that is scarce in our house. In the year that my son has been alive, I would count myself lucky if I’ve managed more than ten nights where I’ve slept more than six hours without being woken up. Early on with my… Read more »

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Public Bar Manuka

  Public Bar is located in Manuka, a very trendy part of Canberra. Manuka reminded me of the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney and had similar sort of people too. If I were a cool local, I might have already known about this gem of a pub. That’s we’re it helped to know 101 local humans. I… Read more »

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Eric by Shaun Tan

I have two favourite places in Canberra – the National Gallery and the National Library (and how convenient that they are so close to each other). On the weekend, as a part of my 101human privileges, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop on social media and blogging at The National Gallery. I would’ve… Read more »

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A Tale of Two Mother’s Groups

Mothers’ groups are funny things. Kind of like a cross between speed dating and forming high school friendships. You meet a bunch of women, once a week, for the first few weeks of your bubs life. The only thing you’re guaranteed of having in common is that you all have bubs born within about a… Read more »

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

A few weeks ago Little Miss told her first lie. She bit the head of her dinosaur bath toy. When her dad asked her what happened (witnessed by her brother and myself mind you) she told him (in front of us) that her brother bit the head off the dinosaur. Hmmm… After the humour of… Read more »

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Thyme to Taste

I love fine food – not necessarily expensive food. Expensive doesn’t always guarantee good quality. It’s often difficult to find a truly good cafe in country towns. Especially when you’ve been spoilt in Sydney. But Thyme to Taste in Yass the is a lovely surprise. Before children, I regularly sampled many fine eating establishments in… Read more »

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How to Ruin a Perfect Moment

You know when you imagine your life, you have little vignettes of how things will be… I envisaged that life with two children under two would be really tricky and often chaotic. But amongst the upheaval, I also pictured us playing in the park, going for walks in the pram, digging in the vegetable garden,… Read more »

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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 »