Master 1 has been my easiest, most placid and easy-going baby. He has a gentle nature and is curious and friendly. He’s happy to play with others or just entertain himself pottering around the house pulling things out of the cupboards and putting them where they shouldn’t be. His older brothers have long taken advantage of his kind nature to snatch toys off him, make … Continue reading My one-year-old can fight back – what to do when siblings fight
Nudity is very common in our house. It’s not gratuitous; it’s just that we’re just not that fussed about it. Parenthood does that to you; there’s no time to be prudish when giving birth, quickly shoving a breast into the mouth of a screaming baby in the middle of the shopping centre or changing clothes after being spewed or poo-ed on. It seems to have … Continue reading The big cover up – when do you start covering you body in front of your children?
I am often bemoaning the difficulties of raising three boys under four years old. It seemed that as soon as I stopped breastfeeding one baby I was pregnant with the next; falling pregnant was not a problem. So each boy is 19-months apart in age and people like to comment on the fact. Strangers say things to me like: It’s hard now, but they will … Continue reading Oh it gets better! My arse it does!
For four years I’ve wanted to cull all the baby clothes I have accumulated. This partly because I want to put babyhood behind me and look forward to each new future stage of development that my children will reach; but on a practical side, our house is very small and I feel suffocated by the clutter. Each year I looked at the plastic storage tubs … Continue reading How to sort through baby clothes and emotions; how to de-clutter your life and house!