Essential Baby: Becoming Comfortable With My Discipline Style

For some reason I have concocted this idea that other parents – even my dear friends, who have been by my side through pregnancy, the newborn haze of sleep deprivation and colic, who have supported my struggle with postnatal depression and anxiety, and with whom we have celebrated our children’s first milestones – are now […]


His toes brushing my foot. Fingers tickling my ribs. Warm breath on my neck. Soft lips. His hair brushes my cheek, Head heavy on my shoulder. Fourteen kilos of pure rage Only an hour ago but now A peaceful weight on me. My heart reaches towards him, beating out of my chest. Arms cradle this […]

Essential Baby: Five Reasons Why Toddlers Are Actually Pretty Awesome

‘I hate holidays!’ I moaned to my husband. It’s been a tough week. My nose still hurts where I got hit with a helicopter. Holidays are a scam. Who wants to spend more time with a difficult toddler? I’d rather drop him off at his Nanna’s so I can have some peace. However through the tantrums, the […]