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100 Happy Days – Day 2: Creative parenting


Today just turned out to be a difficult day. At one point I nearly ended up in tears of disappointment and frustration. One of the contributing factors, besides only having slept for 4 hours, was that by lunchtime Arnan had not had any food except his “hot choccie” – a bottle of warm milk – and some biscuits he found…

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#ChoosePinkorBlue: A morning to remember


On the 22nd of June I had the honour of attending the #ChoosePinkorBlue Huggies nappy launch with my sister, which I won invitations for through Melinda’s blog. I was ecstatic about this win since I have been wanting to attend one of the Huggies functions ever since I learnt about them in Arnan’s first year. If you haven’t heard about…

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You’ve got family in the online business


Who would’ve known? You’ve got an Uncle in the furniture business and an Aunty in the blogging business! I was followed by Joshua Doore (@Joshua_Doore) on Twitter today. At first I was a little taken aback, expecting the usual boring schpiel. Their most recent tweet captured my attention, however, because I have been pondering on what to do to add…

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Amélie and the Five teeth


Doesn’t that title lend itself to a story? Something like… One day, today in fact, Mama (that’s me) noticed that Amélie was cutting her fifth tooth, the left lateral incisor. She was rather surprised as Amélie had just cut her right lateral incisor the day before… Anyway, enough of that… So now Amélie has five teeth! They are: both bottom…

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Thirty Five


Today is the last day I will be thirty four… Tomorrow I turn thirty five. To be honest they all just seem like numbers to me. Except for the knowledge that I should surely feel old by now, I mean I’m half way between thirty and forty!  I don’t feel much older than I did a year ago though. Perhaps…

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It has begun


Amélie started standing by pulling herself up by the couch and baby rocker this past Friday – at 7 months old! She has stood up in her cot before, and did a kind of leaning stand on the baby rocker, but this was her first real stand all on her own. I was out of the room at the time…

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Arnan’s first week at school


We’ve started a new chapter in our lives – Arnan started school this week! His first day was on Monday (20/05/2013), and he was so excited. He’d been carrying his school backpack wherever we went and couldn’t wait to put it on his back the three days that he went to school this week. He didn’t even want to change…

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My Secret Santa Gift


Today I went to pick up my Blogger Secret Santa gift from the Post Office! It’s always so exciting to receive a parcel in the mail. I really had to keep myself from ripping open the brown paper on the surprisingly large box I received right away. I was in two minds on whether to keep the gift for Christmas…

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my problem with sugar


It all started in my first pregnancy… Around the beginning of the second trimester I noticed that when I ate anything containing sugar, including fruit, I would get a strange sensation on my tongue and my heart would go into palpitations (or something like that). My routine urine tests with my Ob/Gyn and Midwife would also show sugar, if I…

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