Nine Month Limit

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I started writing this post a month ago.
Taking a month to finish a blog post seems a bit extreme but such is life at the moment!
Now at ten months, I am feeling less angsty.
I seem to vacillate between feeling ambitious and straining to be productive and feeling apathetic and maintaining a happy idleness.
At the moment, inertia reigns but I will likely feel the pull of purpose again.

Nine months seems to be my limit.
Nine months of not really sleeping, of not really read more

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work with Medela

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I went back to work when Charlie was about ten months old.
The timing just happened to be perfect…childcare intake is generally in January and I had planned to go back to work in February.
Because he was starting at the beginning of the year, I knew in November that he had a place in the nursery so I had plenty of time to make adjustments to our routine ensuring that we would both be ready.  The schedule that we adapted was a morning breastfeed, formula and solids throughout the day, read more

Double Dipper

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I started writing this post last week…such is my blogging backlog that what was a commentary on a current event is now history.
My feelings are still valid though so I have decided to hit post anyway!

I am generally not a very political person.
Perhaps it is because I can’t vote in Australia.
Perhaps it is because I have been living in a baby bubble for the past four years and so am out of touch when it comes to current events.
I am however fired up about the recent allegations read more

How To Choose A Child Care Centre

I have received quite a few emails lately about child care so I thought I would do another post about how to chose a child care centre.When I was pregnant my first obsession was picking the perfect pram…we went with Uppababy.Once my pram was ordered, then researching child care centres became my focus.I know…skewed priorities!Unfortunately, obtaining a spot at a child care centre…at least in Brisbane…is not easy.If you know that you are going to require child care, then I would start looking read more

Full Time Work: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

My month of working full time is over!  I am back to my usual schedule of working three days a week!And, as with all things, some good and some bad came out of the full time situation…and a little bit of ugly.The GoodWe all survived!Baby C got to really bond with his grandfather and step-grandmother…he was with them on Tuesdays and Thursdays…they loved having him…or at least they said they did…and he loved spending time with them.I now so appreciate the fact that I am lucky enough to read more