The Day She Said ‘Mum’

Hannah sat in her high chair, half eating and half distracted by the world around her. We had reached the point in her evening meal where each new spoonful becomes an adventure – will it go in and be swallowed in its entirety? Will it be refused at the last second and end up as part of the general splatter around the high chair? Or, Hannah’s new favourite, will it be turned into a fine mist and sprayed all over dad?

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Family First?

Figuring out your priorities in life is important. Your time is valuable and, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably finding it to be an increasingly rare commodity.

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Not So Long Ago

Not so long ago, you were a tiny little bundle of a human. Not so long ago, I could put you down in one spot and be sure you’d still be there when I got back. Not so long ago, you cried when I placed you in tummy time because you were stuck there until I rolled you back.

 

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The Balloon*

Through the throngs we walked. Intense sounds of pleasure and pain surrounded us. Hannah peered up at me from her stroller, unsure of what all the fuss was about. I looked down at her and smiled reassuringly.

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