Mason is one! Where has that year gone?

Mason has just turned one and I can’t believe how quickly the past year has flown

I have written before on the delights of becoming a grandmother and how it was like falling in love again. See posts New love and More new love. The family is growing and roles are shifting. I am honoured to watch my children morph into adults parents aunts and uncles.

I seem to move a little slower now. While the parents of the babies run around parenting I can drift along and smell the roses, build the sandcastles and hunt for ladybugs with the little ones.

The past year does seem to have flown by but on the other hand so much has happened. The babies have grown into toddlers, my career move back to Midwifery has been a happy one, trips have been taken, gardens grown and quilts sewn.

The birth of my grand babies are the most wonderful of life memories etched forever in my heart but now there are new chapters to enjoy such as first steps, learning to speak, family holidays and birthdays.

 

Turning one is a big deal.

I am not sure Mason will remember his first birthday party but the family sure will. There were cousins and friends, balloons and bubbles, a pinata and presents and of course cake! Oh the cake.

Barely a grain of sugar has crossed my grandchildren’s lips and for this they are blessed. Mason had his first taste of cake on his birthday and it was quite the hit!

Masons cake

Life skills for our children

I believe swimming to be an important life skill for children both for fun and safety

What life skills do children need?

Outside of the three R’s we expect our children’s traditional education will provide what life skills are on your list for children? Continue reading “Life skills for our children”

40 Reasons to have a homebirth. Some may surprise you.

Women have many reasons to choose homebirth.

40 Reasons to have a home birth

Have you ever wondered why women choose to homebirth?

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Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Your primary job as a parent is to prepare your child for how the world really works.

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Whatever you think of American celebrity Psychologist Dr Phil. His influence and popularity cannot be denied.I am personally a fan because of his no nonsense attitude and zero tolerance for bullshit and sugar coating.

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Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.

Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.

Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”

Helicopter parenting: Are we doing too much for our children?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

SO WHAT IS A HELICOPTER PARENT?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like┬áhelicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

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New Love

I often inwardly groaned when friends would share their Grandies latest achievements. Now I gloat with equal enthusiasm.

How can we love another as much as the first?

When my first child was born I could not comprehend how I could love another baby as much as this one, a deeply as this one, as completely.

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What can I do to help: Part 1

Newsflash women. Our partner cannot read our mind.

Parenting, the first 2 weeks

This information is useful for anyone who is just about to have a baby, has had one, or knows someone who has. There is so much we can do to help.

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