The most glorious thing happened this weekend – Hannah learnt how to stand on her own two feet. It had been a long time coming. She has wanted desperately to spend most of her life standing, from the moment she realised it was a thing. In the early days she would cry and insist on being placed in the standing […]
My previous post was about finding role models for my daughter in young kids, who are just slightly older than Hannah. My rationale was that they provide her with the example of what she can do next, physically, socially and intellectually. I had made a commitment to myself and to Hannah, that I would make a concerted effort to take […]
Hannah is, at this point in time, an only child. She is also, on both sides of the family, the only grandchild. As a result, she gets plenty of attention from the adults around her. She has adults on tap, to play with her, to read with her, to make silly faces and to cheer her up when she’s feeling […]
Hannah has learnt how to point. So what? I hear you say. Most babies learn how to point a lot earlier than 13 months old.
When I started writing this blog, I did so because I wanted to record and share my experiences as a new parent. I thought it would be fun to share the joys and trials of parenthood with a young baby. Perhaps some people would read it, maybe even a few people would respond. What I didn’t count on was […]
So you’re about to become a dad, congratulations! I’ve been at this caper for over a year now and I think I’ve picked up a thing or two along the way. I’m only too happy to share that information with you. Below are the top 10 things new dads should know.
Yesterday was International Women’s Day. As I listened to the wonderful Wendy Harmer on ABC radio on my commute to work, it got me thinking. Why is a day focussed on gender equality so important?