A Few Of My Favourite Things – 35 Months

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I have to say, I think almost three year old boys are the most delightful creatures.
A perfect mixture of frogs, snails, and puppy dog tails and sweetness and spice and everything nice.

One of my favourite things to do is watch C play and to listen to him as he dictates elaborate scenarios for his toys.
He fascinates me.
I have no idea where his ideas come from.  Some might be based on stories that we have read together or activities we have done together, but most are entirely read more

How Birth Affects Parenting


I was recently asked to be a part of 612 ABC Steve Austin’s parenting panel.
When asked what I wanted to speak about, I suggested discussing how birth affects parenting.
Based on what I have learned from hypnobirthing and from my own personal experience, I believe birth has a significant impact on parenting…especially on those challenging first months.

First, let’s talk hormones.
Birth chemically prepares a mother for parenting.
When you are pregnant and when you are giving birth, you are read more