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Calling Triple Zero

I don't drive. I’ve had my Learner's for over 5 years, I have anxiety around being in cars, even as a passenger, I am working on it, but at the moment I can’t drive.People have asked me, but what if there's an emergency? What if the kids need to go to hospital? Which has always struck me as being obvious - I call an ambulance. If it’s not an emergency I’ve called Health Direct, or I’ve taken them to a medical centre, but if it’s an emergency, I’ll triple zero.

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Bonding

For many new parents this isn’t something that takes thought or action, for many parents bonding is instant and as natural as breathing in and out and the bonding begins during pregnancy and continues effortlessly after their baby is born. For others feeling a deep bond and connection to your baby may not be as instant.

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Say What I Mean…

I'm still getting this wrong. I've had some pretty big fails with saying exactly what I mean to our 4 year old. This is sort of a continuation of “lying to children”, because more and more im finding my little boy needs absolute literal honesty.

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Nurse In at KB Thai

Nurse In at  KB Thai On Friday 10th of May, Bruce Sands posted this message on KB Thai, a restaurant on the Woy Woy, NSW, Facebook Page: According to Bruce’s message his wife, Ling Sands, was breastfeeding their three month old baby at KB Thai restaurant, a staff member had approached them and …

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What is Attachment Parenting

There are a lot of different ideas about what Attachment Parenting is. It can be interpreted in many different ways, both by people who identify with Attachment Parenting in their own family, and by people who judge it from the sidelines.

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Warrior Mum

One of my fears has been that I've had so many "false alarms" - what if there is something wrong and I don't act quickly enough, because I've been wrong so many times that I second guess myself.

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Separation Anxiety and Childcare

Separation Anxiety can occur when a baby, toddler or child starts some form of care, or schooling, they also may start to cry and protest after they’ve been going to childcare for some time, this may happen just a couple of times, or it may be ongoing.

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Sugar & Spice

Looking back to when my son was reaching toddler hood, climbing everything, running off across the park with reckless abandon, never giving me a moment to sit and catch my breath before he'd be off trying to give himself concussion.

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Raising Hippy Babies

Last week I learnt how to tie dye, and as a matter of fact I learnt how to tie dye while I had a 13 month old on my back in a woven wrap, so I was fully embracing the hippy-vibe.

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Before and After

I love before and after shots, I don’t even really care what the before or after is. Home renovations, landscaping, city building, rearranged bedrooms, hair cuts and make overs; the idea of one photo on the left and one on the right of the exact same thing,

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Dear Mum on the Iphone

Dear Mum on the Iphone I know I’m coming late to the party, there are already a dozen perfectly good responses to Dear Mom on the iphone, this Dear Mom on the Iphone – I get it being one of my favourites. But that blog post does keep popping back into my …

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Dealing with Separation Anxiety

This was the hardest topic for me to approach because we are dealing with some pretty intense separation anxiety issues at home. My delightful baby has never really liked people. As in – people in general. We’d be walking around the shops when she was a tiny baby, her head up my

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7 Tips for Separation Anxiety and Childcare

Separation Anxiety can occur when a baby, toddler or child starts some form of care, or schooling, they also may start to cry and protest after they’ve been going to childcare for a while and then suddenly they don't want to go any more.

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety is when a baby or child doesn’t want to be separated from their parents, a particular parent, or even a key person in their life – like a sibling or a grandparent.

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You know you’re tired when….

You know you’re tired when…. When you wake up on the couch in the middle of the night with a child on you because you fell asleep watching TV and nobody woke you up. When you think baby needs a nappy change, worry because their nappy is completely dry, take …

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Jasper’s Birth Story

Jasper’s Birth Story I want to preface this story by saying this all happened 4 years ago, this story was written while the event was still fresh and raw. Since Jasper was born I’ve had an amazing and empowering VBAC with my baby girl and I have come to a place where …

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Katelyn’s Birth Story

This story is the birth of our gorgeous daughter, over a year ago now, she was born 9th of March, 2012. Very long, hard, but still incredibly empowering VBAC. (vaginal birth after a cesarean)

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