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Mums, you’re doing a great job!

mummy blog Every Monday morning, I do the weekly grocery shop with my youngest daughter, Amelia. We always go to the same supermarket and we're usually served by the same friendly lady. Last week, Amelia was able to put a smile on this lady's face, and in turn, put a massive smile on mine. When your children make you proud ...

We’re All Going Through the Same Thing

“We are one, but we are many. And from all the lands on earth we come. We'll share a dream and sing with one voice. I am, you are. We are Australian.” Do you recognise these lyrics? They're from the popular song, “I Am Australian” by The Seekers. Two weeks ago, my eldest daughter's school celeb...

It’s Okay to Let Go

mummy blog When I was 20 weeks pregnant with our second child, Alexia, my husband and I bought her a baby swing. We were ecstatic when we discovered it - we'd always wanted something similar for her older sister but had never come across the right one. This swing was affordable, cute and colourful with its patterns, and it had the most important feature - it was automatic and required no manual pushing. Alexia ended up loving the swing just as we'd hoped, as did her younger sister, Amelia. But it hasn't be...

Learning from other Parents

When you become a parent, you're bombarded with all sorts of advice. Sometimes it comes from your loved ones, sometimes from strangers who feel compelled to throw in their two cents. Although some advice may be unwarranted and leave you feeling frustrated, it's important to keep an open mind. As a mum of three young girls, I've learned that sometimes it's worth listening to another person's opinion. ...

Why I love being a Parent

The good and the bad There was a recent article on Daily Life titled, “Do parenting blogs put women off motherhood?”. It basically discussed how parents te...

Just Do the Best You Can

mummy blog I was in a bit of a predicament recently. My two oldest children attend different schools, about a 20 minute drive apart. Alexia, the younger one, was going to accept her first ever merit certificate at the school assembly. Alisha, who'd already gotten two this year, said she might be getting her third. I felt a little torn - I wanted to be there for both my children, but I knew I couldn't attend both assemblies. In the end, I decided to go to Alexia's...

What Can You Do to Help Other Mums?

That's when another school mother passed in the opposite direction and said, “My kids never listen to me either.” I smiled. Just knowing that someone else had empathised with what I was going through, made me feel not so alone. It served as a reminder that there are many others who knew exactly what I was going through....