I’m sorry that this has to end when we’re not ready. It was supposed to fade away at just the right speed for you and me. I’m not sorry that we made it this far. Not a bottle or sip of anything but breastmilk and water for just beyond 12 months. Some don’t understand what it’s like. “Just give him a sippy cup, he’ll be right” They’re not here to hear you cry when all you want is a suck through the night. Some people say breastmilk isn’t as nutritious after 12 months. They think...

Have you seen them on Facebook today? You can’t miss them – crisp, pressed uniforms, clips in hair, white socks and black shoes. They are holding signs and have a picture perfect grin on their face. Behind the lens, parents are eager to capture this moment, frame a time of enthusiasm and a step into independence and education. Today I was walking with Tom. “We are going to get a kinder shirt for when Kinder starts!” “No! I don’t want to wear kinder shirt! I’m wear THIS SHIRT” *points to Lightning...

This is a guest post in collaboration with Super Amart A child’s bedroom is much more than just a place to sleep; it’s also a play area and a place to do homework. However, creating a space that is both functional and fun for your child can be a challenge. Here’s a list of five tips that will help you create an awesome bedroom for your child that will provide years of fun and functionality. Give Your Child a Space to Express Themselves Hang a chalkboard on the wall or place a drawing board in the corner of your child’s bedroom...

Congratulations to the winners! Thermo Drink Bottles Lisa Bec @ The Plumbette Alicia GAIA Natural Detangler Melissa Kimber Judith Maunders ShoeZooz shoe sticckers Belinda Baker Adele I Learn app  Charl     There are so many back to school guides in bloggy land and generally online at the moment. I know I wrote one and there’s some with funny spins on them, some are informative, some are dry and some are entertaining! This isn’t a back to school guide. This is a feature of some awesome products I found. As a parent...

There’s been a lump in my throat all day today. Today is the last day I have a baby. Tomorrow Jeremy turns 1 and he is almost walking. I am entering a world of having two toddlers at a rapid rate and I’m not ready to let go. Jeremy caused me so much pain at birth. SO. MUCH. PAIN. Tom caused me pain, but I thought hey, it wasn’t that bad. Then post-birth...

Everyone fears passing down certain characteristics or health issues to their children. Before children are even babbling, you are wondering if they are stubborn because of you or hungry constantly because of your husband. Maybe they are anxious around new people and you think it’s your fault. I’m like that, you say to yourself. What about health? I hope they don’t get my Dad’s blood pressure or my grandparent’s diabetes or my uncle’s depression. All examples. All what we worry about sometimes. I have...

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Officeworks There’s something a little magical about going to school for the first time or just going back after school holidays. Do you remember? There’s the smell of fresh exercise books, textas and pencils. The classroom is bright and maybe you have a new name tag and teacher. You get to catch up with...

My husband is home for school holidays. Lucky, I know. The other day, after taking Tom to the pools, my husband decided to introduce Tom to Toy Story. They sat on the floor – Tom in Dad’s lap. Suddenly, Tom reached up and kissed him on the cheek. I gave a little giggle and Steve turned to tell me that he was given a few random kisses at the pool too. This...

Congratulations to Belinda Baker! This giveaway has ended but stay tuned for more soon! Sponsored Post brought to you in collaboration with Smiggle I say that Smiggle is the Tupperware of stationery and school supplies. There is something about it that makes children’s eyes widen in delight. I’ve seen it so many times in the classroom. “Where did...

I found the few months before we toilet trained Tom a little uncomfortable. He was almost 3 and starting  to look a bit awkward in nappies. He’s a big, solid boy anyway and people often think he’s older than he is  which can make it difficult. Sometimes people asked “Oh so he’s not toilet trained at all?” or “Does your  son need to use the toilet? We can wait?” That one happened to me once in a public parent room…except I  had gone in there to change his nappy. I had tried earlier. We...

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