Connected Parenting

Dear Me,

November 25, 2013

  Dear me, More specifically dear me with newborn Tannah in 2005,   I’m writing you this on the day you will almost give up on breastfeeding.       This is the day you will be at the shops and be feeding Tannah in the parents room and see HER. You will see a […]

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R.I.P lofty ideals

November 13, 2013

    Are you like me? Did you once upon a time have many lofty ideals about all of the things you would never buy/feed/read/watch with your kids? I was so cute and eager. So wholesome. As the years (and children) wore me down I changed my tune. Partly through my own changed ideas on […]

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Before you know it

November 11, 2013

      It happens before you know it. The years of tiny people who need so much help with everything pass.   If you were awake all night with a ┬ábaby that needed you take heart, it won’t be forever. Even though it feels like you will never sleep properly again. If you are […]

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A week of time in

October 16, 2013

I’m mostly packed and ready for tomorrow when we’ll be off on a camp with other homeschoolers. Trusty old Beverly the caravan is going to be home for 5 nights and we’ve got some plans as to what else we’re going to do while we’re there. And this time we’re trying something new. No technology […]

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The best toys

October 15, 2013

  Talk at our place is turning to christmas lists. The kids are giving me ideas of the stuff they would like and I’m giving them more realistic ideas of the stuff we can afford-so the three 64GB iPads they are after are probably not a realistic option at this point but the gift cards […]

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Lots of ways to be a kid

October 14, 2013

          Remember when you had a baby and there was only one was to have a “good” one? A baby who was quiet, slept lots, happy to go to anyone and didn’t disrupt your old life much was what you were supposed to have. And then you had an actual baby […]

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The Plague

October 11, 2013

  The plague of unwell descended on our home last week. I’m waiting for someone to come and mark a big black cross on the door.       It has been the plague of cough cough cough and sniff sniff sniff for the kids with added headcold induced vertigo for me. Not to mention […]

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A Christmas Confession

October 8, 2013

  It’s OCTOBER. Which means that Christmas is just around the corner. We celebrate the holiday. We visit santa in the city-despite all 3 kids knowing he’s not real they love the ritual of it all. In hippy-la-la circles it’s not as simple as “it’s xmas, let’s do this thing”. For many reasons many families […]

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