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This blog is for all the new moms (and dads) who are getting to grips with their new lives as parents. Just like me. Read more

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3 Apr 2017 - 10:54am
Erin and Conor are pretty tight, as siblings go. They quibble about the usual things - who’s taking up more space on the couch, who had the biggest serving of ice cream for dessert and who weighs...
8 Mar 2017 - 12:06pm
“Mom, you’re fired!” The words rang out across the field during a firefighters’ display, being watched by hundreds of people. Unfortunately, Conor had picked the perfect moment - just as the...
30 Nov 2016 - 11:37am
You know there’s perhaps a bit too much screen time going on when your son, in response to a question about why it’s taking him so long to get dressed, tells you: “I’m still busy loading.”  ...
24 Oct 2016 - 11:47am
"M oney for jam, Mom. Money for jam.” I looked at Conor, aged four, with big eyes. Where on earth had he picked up this expression? Did I need to be alarmed that he was already looking for ways to...
26 Sep 2016 - 1:29pm
We were told at the beginning of the Grade R school year that the time would come when we would have to encourage our daughters to walk to class from the school gates on their own. It’s part of their...
14 Sep 2016 - 1:42pm
Milestones are super important when your children are babies, but once they can negotiate a few circuits around the lounge coffee table, as they master the art of walking, you start losing track of...
23 Jun 2016 - 2:50pm
The question came out of the blue one morning. “Mom, why did you choose to have Conor?”   I looked at Erin, now five years old (going on 15), and thought she was probably bemoaning the fact...
25 Apr 2016 - 11:34am
A long, long time ago, in the halcyon years BC – Before Children – my husband, Craig, and I enjoyed visiting new places. We browsed the stalls at quaint markets, and tasted fine wine at cellars...
25 Jan 2016 - 2:30pm
I really need to stop reading Facebook before bed. If social media is to be believed, parents around the globe are feeding children organic vegetables, making origami art and geocaching with their...
27 Nov 2015 - 3:39pm
There’s so much that endears my son, Conor, to me. I love that he’s worried about me going running in the early mornings because it’s too dark. “Mom, you can’t run. Your lamp is flat and the other...

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