Sweating, and swearing, through your summer pregnancy

I saw a meme on social media the other day that said, "Welcome to your summer pregnancy, where breathing makes you sweat." I misread that last word as "swear", not "sweat"... READ MORE

O Christmas bump, O Christmas bump…

This morning I was at an appointment when I had a brush with fame. Okay, more like, I saw someone famous from a distance. I was pushing my baby in her pram, making sheep and cow noises as she laughed hysterically, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a bump.... READ MORE

You’re never too old for cuddling

I love cuddling my baby. But there are some days she doesn't love cuddling me. She's very busy, and active, and desperately wants to see what's going on in the world around her. So she wriggles and squirms and tries to crawl off my lap, and any efforts to snuggle her into submission are futile. She knows her own mind, and her mind says, "Go explore!"... READ MORE

Little tiny baby feet

I love me some little tiny baby feet. And even baby feet that aren't so little and tiny. My youngest child was born with super-long feet that wouldn't fit into any of the tiny little booties that were knitted for her.... READ MORE

Baby shower games: Love ’em or loathe ’em?

How do you feel about baby shower games? I've attended a fair number of baby showers in my time, have planned and hosted a baby shower for a friend, and have also been the lucky recipient of two baby showers myself.... READ MORE

A letter to our PM, now the flowers have wilted

Dear Jacinda,... READ MORE