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  • New Beginnings for Little Things in Common

    New beginnings I started Little Things in Common 18 months ago with as much passion for the cause as I have today. I wanted to create a place where parents could be themselves and find other parents they could talk to, relate to and share parenthood with. I wanted us to be able to meet people...
  • Boy or Girl, you'll still be my World

    I want to talk briefly about 'gender disappointment'  A phrase that can conjure so many mixed emotions, particularly from those of us who feel you should be grateful for a child whatever their gender. Whenever I see any mention of the phrase I see a nasty debate take place, yet another topic w...
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  • The 10 places you will not see my baby sleeping

    The 10 places you will not see my baby sleeping   All over Facebook, pictures of babies sleeping in random places. Cute, funny and for me, utterly AMAZING! My baby will only sleep on the move, wrapped to the bajeezus, with the perfect amount of head jiggle, dummy in mouth and with the sooth...
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  • Doctors Orders

    When you have a baby, everyone gives you advice. Every, single day.Even the checkout operator at Coles gives me a serve about what I should and should not be doing to raise my little ones because of course she knows me and my family better than anyone.  My favourite from her: "If you want your...
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  • Doctors Orders

    When you have a baby, everyone gives you advice. Every, single day.Even the checkout operator at Coles gives me a serve about what I should and should not be doing to raise my little ones because of course she knows me and my family better than anyone.  My favourite from her: "If you want your...
  • The first 8 weeks first hand

    Written by Sharna   8 weeks, 1 day.  82080 hours. Sleep deprivation. Emotional rollercoaster. Tears. Helplessness. Aches and pains. Leaking when you sneeze, laugh or bend over. Ridiculous smiles. Thousands of photos. Unconditional love.  The diary of a first time mum.  ...
  • Dear mum with a newborn, it's okay.

    Dear mum with a newborn, It’s okay.   -       It’s okay to look after yourself first and foremost. Everyone around you is probably going nuts over your tiny new miracle. Do they realise that your phenomenal body created that miracle? And that body r...
  • Life Beyond the Due Date

    I’m almost two weeks past my due date.  Last week I wrote a story about it. Specifically, how much it sucks to go past your due date. It was quite therapeutic to write but I knew as I was writing it that it was a pretty average read. You see, it was basically just a whine-fest. When in...
  • That embarrassing moment at the play centre

    It's taken me a long time to be able to write about this. Mostly because earlier on I feared that some of the mums there that day might recognise me if I publicised it and that would just make it all the more mortifying.    Embarassing moments aren't new to me. My first memory is be...
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  • Ultimate Family Mini-Break

    Phillip Island was a destination I had put in the ‘pre-kids basket’, along with many others. I’ve been there loads of times and have fond memories of long days at the beach and long nights eating great food and drinking wine. To be honest I hadn’t considered it as a family fr...