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This child keeps me on my toes, this child has forced me to relearn a lot of parenting lessons that I didn’t need to learn from this other child. My first born is thoughtful, gentle, caring and full of love. She is quirky, very funny and loves an audience. She makes me feel brave and […]

Stella is 16 months and 2 weeks old

Stella is 16 months and 2 weeks old. She has 12 teeth which is two less than Amy at this age (but that is another post for another day.) She sleeps from 7pm until 6.30am and has a dummy but isn’t as attached to it as her sister was. Stella likes to climb and hide behind things. She […]

Ouch

As we were leaving preschool yesterday afternoon, Amy tripped and fell down the steep flight of stairs. It happened in an instant and I saw her body somersault and watched her land with her neck at an improbable angle. I have no idea how I made it down the stairs whilst holding Stella in my arms […]

Amy – assessment 4 years 1 month

Seriously. I just can’t seem to keep up with the weeks right now, but thankfully I am home tonight for the first time in over a week. I am just so busy with photography, playgroup committee, preschool talks and endless tasks to do with my photography business, which is coming, I promise. Its just the […]

Breasts

Its World Breastfeeding Week and all over the blogsphere people are talking about their breasts. Well, ok, they are talking about breastfeeding. How it worked for them, how it didn’t work and what Gisele said. This is a subject close to my heart. (Literally *snort*) This is the sight that greets me everytime I open my […]

While I was watching….

Seconds after I captured this expressive image, the bird attempted to eat that adorable outstretched finger. Parenting lesson #227 sometimes stepping out of the frame for a second is long enough for disaster to still find you.

Sorry Mum and Dad, you’re not invited

Catching up, a couple of weeks ago Amy went to her first school disco. Yes, aged 4 she attended a school disco. The invite read “sorry Mum and Dad, you are not invited, I have seen you dance and its so embarrassing!” She quoted this at us for days! I was so proud of Amy […]

Slowing it right down

I am still struggling but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Would you believe that Ron has been on a course in the city for the last two days meaning he leaves at 7.30am and is only home at 6.30pm and then next week he is away for another night doing his […]

Sometimes parenting is hard. Really hard.

Its been one of those weeks. You know “those” weeks. When everything is hard work and parenting is not fun and my children are pushing all my buttons. I had a revelation today when I was hanging out the washing, I really don’t have anything for me, really mine. I am working hard to get […]

Queen’s Birthday Holiday Monday

Its been a holiday here for us today, a wonderful, leisurely, relaxing, at-home day for the family. The photos in this post are from last Tuesday when Amy and I made magical, multi-coloured playdough, using the food gels I bought for Stella’s rainbow birthday cake. The playdough turned out slightly dry and not as soft […]

Two sides to every story

Things I am loving right now: my wheat pack, hot from the microwave, warming and soothing my aching back sweet wine of all kinds, in fact even the cheap versions are delicious but my favourite right now is a slightly fizzy pink Moscato warm, toasty bed thanks to our electric blanket, crisp sheets and curling up […]

My first born – Amy at 3 years 10 months

I interrupt the recently scheduled holiday recap for a post about my eldest daughter. I need to talk about Amy because this child has been a complete mystery to me over the last few weeks. Before we left for WA we were having a really hard time with Amy. All the small things that we had taken […]

Nappy Rash

Just a quick one, to all my cloth nappy experts out there, Stella has a bad case of Nappy Candidiasis or a fungal infection of the nappy area. Poor mite has a sore, red bum and is miserable. I have put her into disposables today because I am using so much cream and its clearing […]

$45.75 give or take

Thats approximately how much money I haven’t spent on disposable nappys for Stella over the last month. Its one lovely aspect of our cloth nappy adventure, the not-so-nice aspect involves opening the bucket every couple of days and putting the nappys into the washing machine! Its funny, I thought it would be the poo smell […]

Spreading her wings

(apologies for the cheesey blog title. I couldn’t resist.) We went to a special birthday party in the park yesterday. A close friend has a colleague who’s son has been diagnosed with a disease that is going to make his life very hard over the coming years. The company threw the family a birthday party and […]

Best photo ever

Storytime in the White household. I love this photo. I love these girls.

Sad

I don’t want to write this blog post. I have been dreading it. Putting it off, stalling, head-in-the-sand, desperate for it not to be so. But I think I might have to admit defeat and stop breastfeeding Stella. Just typing it is making me cry again. I talked about this before in Stella’s 9 month […]

HELP – advice please

Help, my crazy child who was just a BABY a short time ago has decided once and for all that she is a big girl and doesn’t want to wear nappies at night. Just a quick recap, we had a shocker toilet training my stubborn and strongwilled daughter but when she finally decided she was ready, […]

Bits and bobs

So I finally turned the table around in the kitchen. I have been talking about doing this for AGES and it took me all of two minutes. I think this arrangement is going to work for us because we can easily sit opposite each other at the table rather than next to each other. I […]

Something I have been meaning to do for a long, long time

When I was pregnant with Amy and Ron was working for the Envir0nment Agency, he did a calculation on the cost of cloth nappys vs. disposables. The figures didn’t really add up considering we were living in a country where the only way we could dry our laundry was to turn the heating up full […]

Sibling rivalry

The relationship between my girls is developing rapidly and changing as Stella gets older and more able to interact with her older sister. This has its positives, like when they hold hands across the car seats but it also comes with some negatives. This afternoon I feel like all I did was seperate them and admonish […]

Stella is nine months old – an update

Stella is nine months old. Her seven month milestone passed in a frantic blur as I tried to get organised for our holiday to South Africa. She celebrated by getting herself up onto all fours from lying on her stomach. I was convinced she would crawl immediately but she waited for her eight month birthday […]

They are small, but deadly

The girls have really ganged up on me today. How is it that children have an inate ability to sense weakness and then do everything in their power to exploit it? Yesterday I did my first real exercise since I was pregant with Stella. Sure I walked during my pregnancy, especially in the middle trimester […]

Success

She loved it! There were no tears at all when we left this morning, she waved goodbye happily and shouted “see you later, alligator” as we drove off. I cried big, snotty sobs for a few minutes in the car and then quietly hiccuped to myself as Ron drove us to work. He held my […]

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