Tag Archives: Parenting

Visitors All The Way From SA

Today we’re having visitors from South Africa – my aunty’s coming to visit, yippeeeee πŸ™‚

{ByΒ us I mean all three of us – it’s school holidays so LOML is around for two whole weeks. Double yippeeeeeee πŸ™‚ }

And we’ve had a pretty rough week or so with not very much sleep and lots of sneezing and coughing 😦 which equals not much has been done in the way of housework.

So I had better go and blow off the layer of dust on my teapot (exaggeration, I hope) and do a bit of tidying (underaggeration. [Is there an antonym for exaggerate?] There’s lots of tidying to do!) before the honoured guests arrive. Which means, no ramblings this morning.

Just the big announcement that Little Man has crawled! Hip hip hurray!

We think.

I mean, he crawled a few stumbly wobbly hands-and-knees crawls. Enough to take a few hurried mobile phone video clips. Does that make it official or can you only say ‘my baby’s crawling’ when they get good at it and do it all the time? He’s a pretty good bottom shuffler/weird leg-out-to-the-side-bunny-hopping mover, but actual real confident crawling – not so much yet.

This is all new to us, so we don’t know the Parent Etiquette. Fill us in, anyone?


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The Cutest Boy In The World

I’m a tad biased, I know, but this is Little Man – the cutest boy in the whole entire world, ever.

He’s in the process of learning to crawl so he pulls himself up, rolls himself around, waves his bottom and limbs in all directions and generally looks hilarious. And of course, he inevitably hurts himself. Nothing a little cuddle and some distraction techniques can’t fix πŸ™‚

So yes, I took pictures of him crying… maybe that makes me an awful mother, but it’s part of cataloguing his development, and well – he’sΒ just so darn cute that I can’t help it!

That scrunched up face, the thumb in the mouth, the cheeky grin.

*heart melting*


He’s having a pretty miserable week – a cold and his first cough, added to the fact that he was already struggling to sleep with his body and brain going crazy trying to learn how to crawl. Yet, he still manages the biggest grins and the cutest giggles. Aaaaaw.

PS: Kudos to God – he was pretty darn clever to invent babies so cute… Β it makes up for the insanity and impatience that sleep deprivation brings!

PS again: Apparently sleep issues around 8 months is quite common. I’ve been reading up about Wonder Weeks here and here. What do you think? Any experience with it, mums out there? Any advice????????



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Wrap Star

Chicken Wrap


Baby Wrap

I have joined the ranks of the baby wearers at last!

This kind of sling is SOOOOOOO much more comfy than the ‘traditional’ pouch (although wearing a normal pouch is much more socially acceptable – LOML’s comment after my first wrapping demonstration: “I really like that, but I won’t ever be wearing it”.)

Check out Kali Slings on Facebook…

Wrap slings rule πŸ™‚


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I am a blogaholic. This was only discovered recently, but I believe that even though caught early on, the onset has been so sudden and so strong that I fear I may never recover.


It all started with just one blog. One magnificently wonderful blog.

Under The Sycamore

Ashley Ann is a photographer, and obviously one of those people who can visualise something as just an idea and actually turn it into a real, beautiful thing. She does this with her photos and with her amazing DIY projects. She’s also mum to four children, and doing a pretty darn great job of it by the looks and sounds of things.

Her blog is my daily fix of inspiration. She is always positive and intentional and unpretentious.

*When I grow up I want to be just like her*

Have a look. Now. Well, first look at the tags at the end of this post and if none of them appeal to you, you probably won’t appreciate her blog quite as much as I do.


After starting with just reading one blog, I naturally progressed onto others, some of which you will find on my blogroll of links.

If you have any favourites, I would love to hear about them!

Post a comment with the details, and I will check it out.


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