Motherhood Category

What are you going to do with yourself?: On answering that curly question.

‘What are you going to do with yourself once all the kids are at school?’ – Sounds like an innocent enough question and one that I’ve been asked rather frequently in recent times. Sometimes it’s a statement rather than a question, such as ‘You won’t know what to do with yourself!.’ I put this question […]

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Sleeplessly Singing the Blues

What an incredible joy and a blessing to be gifted with a child. There are so many precious moments and ‘pinnacles’ in parenting.  However, it seems to me that being at home with a new baby can often be a challenging time for many women. The transition from working woman to stay at home mother […]

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Outnumbered: When the Duet Becomes a Trio

This is a blog post that I wrote for the Blog ‘The Forever Years’. See http://www.theforeveryears.wordpress.com Have you ever seen the BBC comedy series ‘Outnumbered’? It is one of my favourite TV shows, and it is my husband’s also. It documents the everyday life of a couple bringing up their three lively children. Those children […]

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Toddlerology 101: From Trials and Tribulations to Toddlerrific Times

If you are a parent of a toddler and someone asks you – what do you do? Next time how about saying ‘Why I’m a toddlerologist.’ Because I’m no expert on ‘toddlerology’ but these days I do spend alot of time around toddlers and so have become rather acquainted with their joys and challenges. And […]

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Musings on the Many Moods of Motherhood: From magnificent moments to meltdowns, and much in between.

Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate and honour mothers, seems to be a fitting day for a discussion of motherhood.  On Mother’s Day I am usually blessed with a delightful assortment of handmade cards, and if I am lucky, an undisturbed breakfast in bed, without my children trying to steal the froth off my homemade […]

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The ‘Big Latch On and Big Bottle On’

The Breastfeeding Blues & Bringing Back Balance into the ‘Breast versus Bottle’ Debate. I have just finished nursing my toddler. My youngest two children were close together, and having just emerged from a haze of contiunous breastfeeding for the last three years,  I now have a sudden surge of energy and mental clarity. But I feel […]

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Sleep glorious sleep

Sleep, glorious sleep! We would love to try it. Three naps a day — Our wished for past time! Just picture a great big bed — And all kids asleep Oh, sleep, Wonderful sleep, Marvellous sleep, Glorious sleep. Sleep, glorious sleep! What is there more vital? Right all through the night — I could say […]

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Lattes and Laughs: On the laughable linguistics of little ones, and other life lessons learned.

‘A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones’ Proverbs 22:17 Kids are so funny. One of the things I love about having children, is that they are a constant source of entertainment, 24-7. You don’t even have to go to the movies, or watch a comedy on the telly. […]

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School holiday serenity for stay-at-home mums….or just staying sane.

I like the school holidays….it is a rest from the school and kindy morning rush, a reprieve from making school lunches, and a chance to try new pursuits as a family. We can have a picnic breakfast in bed at 9 o’clock, and we can stay in our pyjamas til midday if we so choose. […]

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