Don’t judge a parent until you become a parent

It’s funny how we have all these ideas in our head about how we’re going to parent before we actually become a parent. We look at other parents and how they raise their children and how they act once they become a parent and totally judge them, vowing to not do many of the things …

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We’re moving to the mountains and vineyards

I know I've been griping a lot lately about how tough things have been with the girls and this toddler phase. But it's also been a lot of fun, and we have so much to look forward to in the next few weeks as we embark on a new adventure to a new town. The …

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Having twins – a father’s perspective

A guest post by IP on the first year of becoming a twin daddy. Life before twins was relatively simple. I looked after my immediate needs and when I look back I realise I was largely a selfish person. Why my wife and I even planned date nights before having twin girls is a mystery …

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In becoming a mom have I forgotten who I am as a woman and a wife?

My mother taught me to always look my best when I left the house – something about never knowing who you might bump into and all that…but what about also looking your best when you’re at home? Looking your best for your spouse? And even looking your best for your children? Looking your best for …

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Book Review: Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Toddler and Meal Planner

When my girls started solids I really needed some inspiration for mealtimes, and it came in the form of this wonderful book: Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Toddler and Meal Planner. The book covers feeding from first stage weaning for babies through to feeding toddlers, and provides great recipes and meal plans in all the main …

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