A few weeks ago I wrote about Hannah’s new-found love of all things terrifying. You’ll be pleased to know that her desire to explore all the dangerous things has not subsided. If anything, it has intensified! This makes for interesting times in my house at the moment. Where just a few short weeks ago I was becoming complacent in […]
It’s no secret that we love the park. I’ve written about it many times before. We regularly go to our local toddler playground, but we also enjoy exploring Sydney and finding great new places to play. Many of the playgrounds that we find have bike tracks. These are always well-used, and why wouldn’t they be? They offer the perfect, safe […]
I’ve written about milestones before. Some make me cringe at the competitiveness with which parents approach them, some (non-official) milestones make me laugh, some milestones genuinely fill me with joy and excitement. But just this week, we have discovered a new type of milestone – the absolutely terrifying milestone. It has been a week of explosive development. Hannah has […]
A wise man once told me that opinions are like anuses – everyone has one. This is especially true of parenting. After all, it’s a task that most of us undertake at some point in our lives. Sifting through the sea of contradicting opinions is one of the ultimate challenges for any new parent. People are only too willing […]
The scourge of skin cancer in Australia Skin cancer is a devastating reality of life in Australia. We have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. According to Sun Smart Victoria, 2 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer by the age of 70, and skin cancers account for more […]
There’s a baby who knows that all slides are pure gold, and she’s climbing a stairway to heaven… Hannah loves a good slide. She has done so ever since she was first introduced to them on our trip to Queensland. Since that first time, her mobility has developed to the point where she can navigate her way up steps, over […]
I’ll be honest, moments of madness are not uncommon from me. However, I would like to think I’ve been fairly rock-solid in the decisions I’ve made around Hannah over the past year. Yesterday, that all changed. I threw caution to the wind, then immediately regretted my decision.