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LIFE WITH SIX KIDS – AND A HOLIDAY WITHOUT THEM!

I have this mum I follow on Insta, she jet-sets around the globe on holidays, in fact, makes her living from it.  She has two kids, sometimes the kids are there, but mostly they’re not.  It’s both perplexing and intriguing.  How does she do it?

It’s likely more complex than it appears, because the truth is, leaving any number of kids at home, whilst you head away, requires a magnitude of prep and of course the more kid you have, the more prolific the task. Read more

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5 Things a baby carrier must have

Baby carriers are a must-have baby item for parents.  They offer so much more than just the possibility of carrying an infant, with bonding opportunities made simple and some even offering the potential to breastfeed on-the-go.

BUT! before purchasing one of these (often expensive) articles, you need to know what is out there and what questions to ask.

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‘He’s two days old and heroin-addicted​’ BONDING WITH A BABE IN A SLING

The call arrived late one afternoon in August 2010.  Similar phone calls had been made for thousands of other babies across NSW over the years and would continue to do so.  But for us, this was our family’s first experience of such a request.  

Becoming foster carers had felt like a long wait, but now all our training was complete, we were considered accredited for the task.  Read more

FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY – WHO’S IT FOR?

It was a stiletto-shod, champagne-pouring, ribbon sandwich, mini quiche-type affair. 

You know the one – complete with the multi-layered fondant-lacquered cake, metallic pink helium balloons and floral arrangements with lengths (and lengths) of pink… bunting.

Just a regular snotty-nosed kid’s first birthday, but one that would make a Kardashian blush.

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