The night before

So Ripley and I are all packed and ready to go. Our flight is at 12.30pm tomorrow and so we had to be ready tonight so we can have a leisurely morning and leave around 9am. Because of our allergies, I have to cater for both of us for the 24 hour duration of travel….

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But what does she know?

I have already in my 9 months as a mother be subjected to the mummy wars. Often I fear saying something or writing my opinion because I’ll be judged as too inexperienced. But lately, I’ve started to think the opposite. Not everyone is observant, not everyone is an avid reader and researcher. I am. That…

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Myth #3: Co-sleeping is dangerous

It is dangerous to have your baby in your bed. I have to say this is one that I actually did believe until well after Ripley was born. I chastised people who co-slept thinking they were putting their babies in danger because they were too lazy to get out of bed. Some things just can’t…

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If you need any further inspiration…

My friend Mark has an excellent post listing some amazing statistics about stuff. It’s this type of information, that when shared, can really change the perspective of individuals and families. The more it’s shared, the more it’s discussed, the more change can occur. Some of my favourites include: British research found that the average 10-year-old…

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Myth #2 – Breast milk isn’t enough

He probably needs more solids if you are having to breastfeed him that much. Another one of my favourites, breastfeeding isn’t only about getting calories, it’s soothing. And replacing my boob with a dummy doesn’t serve any purpose except giving me a chance to get away. I don’t want to get away, I like breastfeeding…

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Is breast best? For me, it is.

In many instances, breastfeeding is a luxury for women who are physically able and have a lot of time and support. No, I didn’t write that, I never would. Kasey Edwards wrote this piece for DailyLife.com.au  just posted this morning. I get that some women can’t breastfeed. And in some unfortunate cases, women don’t try long enough…

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The problem with becoming a mother today

It is sometimes so frustrating to be a mother in 2016. There is such a high degree of scare mongering and the result is a whole lot of frightened and exhausted women. I could probably write a novel on the subject but instead or at least for now, I’ve decided to write a few posts dispelling…

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The difference between minimalism and decluttering

There is a huge difference between minimalism and decluttering. They are two completely different and unique things. The first lesson you need to learn about minimalism is that it is an intentional practice of living. You can put any spin on it that you want, but it is about living intentionally, making decisions that sit completely…

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Mother Zen

I recently joined the library here in Geelong as part of our new lifestyle is having far more time. No maintenance on a house and less obligations means more time for the things we enjoy. For me, that’s reading. So I picked up a few books that had been on my list for the past…

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