Category Archives: baby

Why I DON’T vaccinate my kids

There is a lot of stuff out there about vaccinations and as parents we often worry…should we, shouldn’t we?  We all want the best for our children.  Having had children 10 years apart I really noticed the increase in the number of immunisations scheduled for children under two. Just had to share this from A …

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World Breastfeeding Week – 5 things I love about breastfeeding and 5 I hate!

BREASTFEEDING! Seems like we either love it or hate it or anything in between given the day, hour or temperaments of our children. For me..today…breastfeeding is great…but it is not always as easy as people make it seem. We wonder….how do I know if my baby is getting enough breastmilk? And what about attachment? And …

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Conor is two today!

It continues to amaze me how quickly children grow up.  I can hardly believe… that the little baby who spent his first days in a humidicrib being monitored for breathing and heart rate is now two years old and into everything, that I spent three weeks in hospital after my waters broke waiting for it …

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Coughs, sniffles and ‘orrible snotty noses (and my thoughts on the Immunisation schedule!)

That’s the name of the game in our house this week…my two little ones have come down with  really AWFUL colds!  So once again it is no sleep for mummy – don’t you love it!  I foolishly said to Johan last week that I was getting really tired and starting to feel seriously sleep deprived.  …

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And the little one said “Roll over” – Practicalities of Co-sleeping

Sleep! We take it for granted until we aren’t getting any.  When I was pregnant with Darling Son Number 1, friends told me to sleep while I could (but I didn’t)…..if only I’d known he wouldn’t sleep through the night ’til he was seven!!!!!!! I really agonised over the whole sleep thing with him…I wanted …

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Managing Mr Mischief – dealing with 2 children under 2

It seemed like such a good idea at the time – have two kids close together. “We don’t want Conor to be lonely”, we said.  “We have already raised two only children(one each)”, we said.  “And besides we grew up that way!”, we said. And while deep down I believe having two children close together …

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Sleeping like a baby

Why do we use that phrase? As any new mum knows babies don’t really sleep all that often or even that soundly!  My darling Selene is certainly messing with my head and my sleep patterns.  First she gets me all excited by sleeping for 8hrs. It was from 7pm til 3am, but hey I figured …

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Breastfeeding Blues

Wow! What a week. I have been meaning to add another post and never quite got there and then I thought – this is an essential part of being a mum – being busy. With my four kids it never stops…in my case the baby decided to celebrate Mother’s day by going on a week-long …

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