Category : Parenting

Who to call if your baby is sick overnight

Who to call if your baby is sick overnight

Being a parent can be lonely, things happen that can make you question how much you really don't know in the world.  When your baby is sick over night and you run out of ideas on how to help your little bundle, it's one of the things that can make you feel completely helpless. In Australia we are so lucky to have a great healthcare system and a bunch of options who are there to support us if weRead more...
Sitting on the facebook parent panel

Sitting on the facebook parent panel

Yesterday I was honoured to sit on a panel at Facebook HQ in Sydney as a parent for a meet the parents session around how we steal moments of time. Wowee!  I'm excited about it for three reasons.... It got me out of the house - alone - and for 1/2 a day I got to feel like my pre baby self. So much freedom! I got to wear an outfit that I didn't have to consider chasing a dirty toddler in. Read more...
How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

You have never been so tired in your life, you have a little person that insists on being attached to you every hour of the day and this little person while extremely adorable can be rather demanding, wanting to be either fed or changed on a constant basis. For some Mum’s it can feel like ground hog day and your motivation to do anything that involves physical exertion has now diminished to a nRead more...
Your babies first year - tips, development & milestones

Your babies first year - tips, development & milestones

Congratulations!  You're a mum! Your baby is no doubt the cutest thing ever and you are about to embark on the biggest and greatest adventure of all time. They say when a baby is born, so is a mum (& dad).  Thankfully there is SO much information around to help and guide us as new parents.  Sometimes too much!  Sometimes it's important to pop your phone down and just trust your gut and be wRead more...
12 month baby milestones and development

12 month baby milestones and development

You made it Mama! You survived the first year with your little one, and came out on the other side with only minor injuries...congrats! By now your child is sleeping way more than 2 hours at a time (thank goodness!), so you’re starting to feel like a human being once again! With that said, during the hours your little one is awake, they are a going concern! Your baby will most likely be takiRead more...
A letter to a tiny person on their first day here

A letter to a tiny person on their first day here

Wise words from a kid to your brand new baby! So much for our tiny babies to learn, to discover, to live.  Congratulations on your new arrival and enjoy every bit of your amazing journey as you teach your children about this wonderful and crazy world we live in. Worth a watch! You're awake, you're awesome, Live Like it!   Kid President: There's a lot that the kids need to kRead more...
3 month old baby milestones and activities

3 month old baby milestones and activities

Can you believe it, it’s been a quarter of a year since your little bundle arrived! While it probably feels like yesterday, a lot has happened in your little one’s development in that time! At 3 months old, your baby is starting to be able to pick you out from others, and reacts in excitement when they see you! Don’t feel too special yet though, they’ll also be thrilled to see some favouriteRead more...
Safe Plastics for Baby - a guide through the numbers

Safe Plastics for Baby - a guide through the numbers

Have you ever noticed the numbers on the bottom of your plastic bottles, bowls, drink bottles, toys etc...  if you were like me you may not have considered what they meant before you were responsible for the health of a tiny human being. For the super busy the safer numbers are 2, 4 and 5 of course if you are uber green you'd avoid them all together in favour of glass or stainless steel. I pRead more...
The Last Time

The Last Time

I'll admit it I am a massive Pinterest fan and spotted this  from Belle Babes when I was meant to be looking for lunch ideas for my now toddler!  He's 15 months already and I feel like some days were the longest ever and already there are so many things that I miss about the early baby days. This week he toddled to the cupboard and pulled out his play gym.  We popped it on the floor and he crawRead more...
"This small" - a poem from a child

"This small" - a poem from a child

I stumbled upon this gorgeous poem today and had to share it, such a beautiful reminder to stop and breathe when our babies are testing our patience or we don't know how to help them when they cry. I'll admit I felt a tear well up when I read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!   Devine!  Beautifully written by Steph Turner  from My Children Mean Everything to Me. OK I'mRead more...
Hey Mums, here's a gorgeous song - just for you. Garth Brooks "Mom"

Hey Mums, here's a gorgeous song - just for you. Garth Brooks "Mom"

Try and watch this and try not to shed a tear, it's beautiful... So hush now baby, don't you cry 'Cause there's someone down there waiting whose only goal in life Is making sure you're always gonna be alright A loving angel tender, tough and strong It's almost time to go and meet your mum. You'll never have a better friend Or a warmer touch to tuck you in She'll kiss your bruises, your bumRead more...
5 More Parenting TED Talks

5 More Parenting TED Talks

I'm a massive fan of TED talks and they seem to be just the right length to watch during a feed or as I'm winding down for the day. I haven't watched all of these yet so this blog is really a big 'ol selfish bookmark of stuff to watch when I get a chance to sit down.   Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Uploaded on Jan 6, 2007 http://www.ted.com Sir Ken Robinson makes anRead more...