Miranda Brown


Why our family is leaving Australia

I’ve written before about how my adverse childhood experiences have made me the person I am, the mother I am. Mothering in a foreign country, similar to my own but far from my origins, has been challenging in practical and financial ways.

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Holes In Our Lives

A friend once said to me that she wished I had been her mother. Watching me parent made clear to her what she had been bereft of as a child. Honestly I think is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

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Parenting Articles

Not Just A Donor

I have two children, the eldest has an absent father and the younger is donor conceived. Donors are amazing people – our donor gave us Sylvie, my daughter’s much longed for little sister.

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Baby Articles

Breastfeeding in Australia needs to grow up

There are more than a billion monthly active users of Facebook, 500 million tweets are sent every day and overall nearly 40% of humans are able to access the internet. Until this year women sharing images of their children breastfeeding were at risk of having their photographs reported for obscenity…

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Breastfeeding is not a Piece of Cake

Breastfeeding is not a piece of cake, but there are similarities. The year my daughter turned two it took me three days to construct her birthday cake. It was a beautiful white chocolate mud cake with a fondant farm yard, inspired by something I saw by Martha Stewart. It didn’t…

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