My daughter was six months old when I decided to go back to fulltime employment. In order for me to do that however, we had to find her a suitable daycare. After much research and interviews, we decided on a Family Day Care rather than a Child Care Centre. As with everything, there are advantages … Continue reading Why I Chose Family Day Care
Little miss one, sits on the lounge room floor staring at me. We have just demolished a Drumstick Ice-Cream together. I watch as I begin to tell her there is none left. I see her eyes start to well up. I see her fists start to clench. The room is silent. I close my eyes … Continue reading Dealing With A Temper Tantrum
Where has my baby gone? I don’t know whether to smile, or burst into tears. Tia-Lee, our gorgeous little girl, celebrated her first birthday last week. She won’t remember it, but I will. To me, it was a celebration of survival. We survived the first year of parenthood, and she survived the first year of … Continue reading High Five To Surviving The First Year of Parenting
When I was pregnant, I was constantly told that my life would be over. Since the birth of my daughter, I can confirm that this statement is 100% true. My life is over. That thing that I called MY life. That portion of existence when I lived for me, and me alone. Say goodbye to … Continue reading Is Life Over Once You Have Kids?
When my daughter was born, she weighed a whopping 4.3 kilograms. Due to her large size, the nurses were required to test her blood sugar levels just hours after she entered this world. The tests confirmed that her blood sugar levels were too low and she was admitted to the neonatal unit for observations. As … Continue reading The Māmā Who Felt Like A Failure
“Oh, so you a had a c-section delivery? You didn’t really give birth then. It must have been great to take the easy way out.” Hold it right there. My emergency c-section was not a matter of convenience. Nor was it a walk in the park to labour for twelve hours, without pain relief, to … Continue reading Delivery By C-Section
When a mother looks after her kids, everyone will agree that she is parenting. When a father looks after his kids, he gets called a babysitter. Let me tell you now, he is definitely not a babysitter. My husband is a parent. He is a caregiver. He is a legal guardian. He shares in the … Continue reading Dads are not babysitters. They are parents.