List-mania – Part 2 – Prams

2. PramsJust to start…I suppose I should have mentioned this earlier…but as an American living in Australia my language has become very polluted. I use Australian and American terms interchangeably and really at this point can’t remember which country uses which word. Some baby examples: pram and stroller, nappy and diaper, dummy and pacifier, I have no idea what Australians call them but I use onesie to mean a one piece baby outfit. Anyway, back to prams…or strollers.As an ex-New Yorker read more

Single Most Useful Baby Tool

While I am thinking of it…and while Baby C is asleep…I thought I would write about what I have found to be the single most useful baby tool. Wait for it…the Total Baby iphone application!I know old school mothers out there are shaking their heads that there is an iphone application to help you manage your baby but seriously this thing has been a life saver. You just click when you start feeding, click when you end, click when the baby falls asleep, click when he wakes up…same for read more

List-mania – Part 1 – Car Seats

If you are like me and you have never met a list you didn’t love you are probably crafting a list of things you will need once the baby comes…and are eager to start crossing things off. It is true that babies require a lot of stuff. But I would keep your list to the bare minimum. Wait and meet your baby and then see what you need. Your baby might come early and then all those 000 long sleeved onesies won’t be any good because by the time the baby is in 000 it is summer! Or you might have a giant baby read more

Introductions

I realized I starting posting without properly introducing myself! I am mother of four month old Baby C, wife of Daddy R and owner of Puppy S. Originally from America, I have been living in Australia for almost five years now. While I still miss aspects of the good old US of A…mostly food items like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, real lemonade and all things involving peanut butter…Brisbane has become home. When I am not on maternity leave…love it and am hoping to win the lotto so the rest of read more

What to REALLY expect…

I was reading a friend of a friend’s blog and she did an entry about the ubiquitous book What to Expect When You’re Expecting. For those of you who haven’t had a baby since the Dr. Spock era, What to Expect is the must have manual for moms to be. It is a helpful guide to pregnancy but it does provide a rather vanilla version of the whole experience. So, inspired by both the book and a fellow blogger I thought I would jot down some of my thoughts about what you may really expect of pregnancy read more