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Dear Rory, We read your column* in The Sunday Mail during our Lactation Luncheon today. Gosh, we're famous! We are so glad you have absolutely no problem with breastfeeding in public (or as we like to call it, leaving the... Continue Reading →

When Kids Crash Your Boys Club

So a political boffin was doing a live TV interview, when his small children crashed the scene. Boffin remains remarkably composed, meanwhile said children are extracted from the room by their mother. Hilarious viral video ensues. Children videobomb South Korea expert's live... Continue Reading →

Notes on a scandal

Earlier this week, a film crew turned up at our house to interview me about my experiences of my own children being 'lunchbox shamed' at their preschool, after a friend received a note home chastising her for putting razor blades a... Continue Reading →

Nursing in the trenches: when breastfeeding is a battlefield

This is a modified version of a post I wrote in 2014, while working through long term breastfeeding difficulties with my thirdborn. Please note I am writing here from a personal perspective, not in my role as a breastfeeding counsellor.  ... Continue Reading →

You’ve Got Fail

In the months after my first baby was born, I nearly went out of my mind with sleep deprivation. It wasn't that he was a 'bad sleeper' (although at the time it certainly felt like it). He was a pretty normal... Continue Reading →

Babies Are To Love

When C2 was born late last year, my midwife talked a lot about how important it was that I enjoy her. And goodness me, how I wanted to. She's my last baby, after all, and they're not little for long! But I... Continue Reading →

Trees of Life

Tree of Life brelfies took over the internet for a while there. My social media feeds were filled with images from all over the world as mothers shared their breastfeeding art and hashtagged #normalisebreastfeeding. And of course there were the usual online... Continue Reading →

Self Care Is Women’s Work

The new year has started, and with it the stream of resolutions. One I'm seeing come up a lot this year is mothers being encouraged to prioritise self-care in 2017. And gosh it sounds good. Eating nourishing foods... getting some exercise... soaking... Continue Reading →

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