Breastfeeding, Parenting

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Baby Blues

Growing up, Baby Blues was my favourite comic. It featured in our local newspaper and I would always look for it and read it first. Then as a mother, I rediscovered it online and saw all the jokes in a whole new light. I never realised how much breastfeeding featured in it! The parenting jokes are also pretty spot-on. For all…

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Parenting

NEVER Get Your Nails Done With A Toddler!

Nails

A few weeks ago, my 3-year-old was acting up a bit and being very clingy. My husband and I thought that maybe it was because she hadn't been spending enough quality time with me (difficult to do considering I have a baby attached to me for most of the day). So my husband offered to look after the baby while Miss A and…

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Parenting

The Dad Effect

Dad effect

Someone in a Facebook parents' group I'm a part of recently complained that when her husband took their child out alone, other mothers weren't very receptive towards him. I was actually really surprised by this post since my husband actually experiences the total opposite effect when out with our toddler! I call it "The Dad Effect". Women smile at him. People…

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Parenting

The Big Freeze Festival, Cranbourne

Anna and Elsa

In the beginning of July, my husband took Miss A to The Big Freeze Festival at Cranbourne Racecourse with some friends. There were lots of different activities for the kids- snow pits, slides, all kinds of workshops, arts and crafts etc. It was an indoor event. There was also a reenactment of Frozen with Elsa and Anna which Miss A…

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Parenting

How to Make Play Dough at Home

Snowman,jpg

Miss A loves play dough. It's one of those things that can keep her entertained for 1-2 hours at a time. We make our own play dough because she goes through so much that it's not worth buying them in store anymore! We usually use the recipe at the back of McKenzie's Cream of Tartar jar. This is a recipe that requires cooking.…

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Parenting

Use Bandana Bibs as Carrier Teething Pads!

Teething pads

When babies are around 4-5 months, they start chewing everything. So if you have them in a baby carrier a lot, you might find they start chewing the carrier straps. You can get proper teething pads that wrap around and protect the straps (or bibs for the front if you have a forward facing carrier) but they aren't cheap considering you…

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Parenting

Winter Solstice Bonfire @ Collingwood Children’s Farm

Bonfire

For the last decade and a half, Collingwood Children's Farm has been celebrating the shortest day of the year (the winter solstice) with a huge bonfire in the evening. It is a fun little family event. Before the lighting of the bonfire there were other activities on- children's storytime, lanterns, fire twirlers, drummers etc…as well as food and drinks stalls. We parked ourselves next…

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Parenting

Using Cloth Nappies The Second Time Around

Cloth Nappies

Three years ago I wrote Why I Like Using Cloth Nappies when Miss A was just 5-6 months old. I used them for roughly a year until she was running around and getting her to lie down every two to three  hours for a nappy change was an impossible task. Some two years on, I am now reusing those same nappies with Miss E…and…

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Parenting

Foggy Window Art

Foggy window

The silver lining in the midst of these cold winter days is… …being able to write and draw on foggy windows! Possibly Related Posts:50 Super Easy Indoor Activities for ToddlersThings to Do with Kids in Melbourne CityA Daily Schedule: Things I do with my 15-month-oldToddler Outings: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)…A Daily Schedule: Things I do with my 3-year-old