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"One fits all" parenting?

"What's wrong with Lily?" My husband said while I was trying to calm her down for over an hour.  My response: "Go to her room, grab the parenting manual and let me know!"  There was a blank look on his face at that point, but at least I had a chuckle...

Baby routines. Yay or nay for a newborn?

Baby routines. Yay or nay for a newborn?

Many questions arise for new parents once they bring their bundle of joy home from hospital. Should considering a 'baby routine' be one of them?

Breast feeding: it's not my favourite sport

Breast feeding: it's not my favourite sport

We have clocked up three months of the intense sport of breast feeding and, in retrospect, we have fared quite well. Last time, by three months I was beginning to wean: I’d had five rounds of mastitis (with two more to come,) nipple thrush and a life spent eating, feeding and sleeping to keep the energy up to feed the twins had taken its toll...

Emerging from the fog

Emerging from the fog

Wow - the last 9 weeks have been the most exhausting and challenging of my life but also the most wonderful and rewarding...

Entering into parenthood is hard!

Entering into parenthood is hard!

Meet Michaela, our new blog editor, and learn why (as the mother of a cheeky 1 year old) she's definitely fit for the job.

Evelyn's first swim!

Evelyn's first swim!

I took Evelyn to the pool for the first time this week.  She loved it.  It is a swimming pool that is for kids lessons and they do a baby play session for 3month + bubs...

Feeding through the night.

Feeding through the night.

AM I...Taking a relaxed approach OR in control and getting my baby to sleep through? Being relaxed and going with the flow OR knuckling down and eliminating these unnecessary night feeds?...

Four months into parenthood

Four months into parenthood

After four months with her newborn, Alex has finally settled into her role as a mother ... as well as her role being a new parent blogger!

How do I become a confident parent?

How do I become a confident parent?

Self-doubt, guilt and uncertainty accompany first time parenthood, but as Poppy learns, your confidence grows one day at a time ... 

I'm not sleeping more than four hours in a row ...

I'm not sleeping more than four hours in a row ...

With a six month old that still feeds twice a night, new mum Stacy is rightfully tired with the lack of sleep her and her husband are getting!