Trust Your Gut

The introduction of the likes of, say, baby whisperers as experts in this crazy, convoluted world of parenting has done little to raise our confidence and trust in our very own intuitions. In the defence of baby whisperers and such, children, including babies, do have distinct cries and other garbled…

Mum-ears

I remember when my kids were babies and I hit that moment where I could actually distinguish between the “types” of cry they tried out on me; you know hungry, uncomfortable, hurt … etc Even the books said you could learn to tell them apart, and I believed it. Not…

A relaxing, holiday sort of day

Decide to do something holiday-y today and off we head to the river for a spot of bbq lunch and fishing. Within minutes – actually, I think it was seconds – of us setting up, Chippie throws a tantrum because his grandfather removed a cigarette butt from his mouth and…