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A day off from the biggest job… Because I said so.

From my column about mothers day… 

THE world embraced some cheerful news this week, the Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born, and it really is a nice piece of news all round. Some of the more jaded of you may think, who cares? Yet you can’t deny that a baby being born is nice to hear about, especially in a time when really crappy stories often headline the news. Also, it is really good news for the British economy which is expected to be boosted by the arrival of the little princess, by around a billion pounds by the time she is ten.

However she has already pulled in a reported eighty million pounds already, and Prince George brought in nearly two hundred and fifty million in his first year of life. The Princess can expect to have every little outfit copied, just as fashion houses do with the clothes her mother wears. The Duchess of Cambridge can sell out an outfit minutes after a picture of her is published. Can you imagine the pressure the Duchess must be under?

Little girls all over England will want to emulate this new tiny Princess. Something her late grandmother Princess Diana knew about only to well, and it is something that William and Kate will have to navigate carefully. I have said this before, parenting today is a whole different ball game. There is no baby book around (yet), that has a chapter on how to deal with online bullying or in this case, a chapter on having the whole world judge your appearance. Parenting a Princess is probably a lot harder than it seems… read the rest here.

With a couple of my babies...

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Getting organised for baby.

A little while ago I contributed to Essential Baby and Elevits; Guide to Conceiving.  Here is the end result!  Please read, I hope you enjoy.  Click on the picture to be taken to the article or download a full copy of the guide here.

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Damn our cover is blown!

So with my last post I apparently blew the whistle on stay at home parents.

I received emails from parents agreeing with me saying: Hey we don’t want to admit its boring out loud!  All our working friends will say WE TOLD YOU SO!  Why do you think we go back to work?

I knew it.


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Finally I’ve got the kid contained!

Does anyone remember how hard a time I had a year ago trying to keep Henry (Future Dark Overlord) in his seat belt?  Fast forward a year and his evil apprentice Charlie is doing the same thing, I’ve spent a small fortune trying to keep these kids strapped into the car properly.  We were pulled over by the local constabulary recently, and there was Charlie pulling his arms out ready to get out and meet the nice policeman. Our excuse that he’d only done this as the car stopped was not bought.  A lecture on the safety of children in cars followed, I didn’t have to balls to tell the officer that I had considered gaffa taping the kid to the chair in the name of safety, the kid is just that hard to keep in his seat.

So my search for a device to keep them in seats resumed, I happened upon the Houdini Stop.


It is a simple yet sturdy little addition to the baby seat belt, and Charlie is yet to work out how to get it off – hurrah!  He does try to try to wiggle his arms out through the now much smaller neck hole, but a tightening of the seat straps sorts that out.  Job done.  No places to catch little fingers, no damage or modification to the baby car seat.  I needed this thing years ago!  That kid is going nowhere, I can put away the gaffa tape 😉  I don’t think I need to say much more than that, just that it works, oh and that they are available in Australia at Baby Bunting and Pram Warehouse for around twenty dollars.

Another clever device the Houdini Stop people have come up with are Houdini Locks, made specifically for poosplosions!  I think we’ve all had one at least one morning when you are woken by the aroma, not of brewing coffee but a poo storm, the result of a removed nappy and walls painted brown by your baby.  Houdini Locks are little clips designed to help prevent baby ripping off their disposable nappies, they’re also good for doing up a nappy when you have accidentally ripped the whole velcro tab thing off when putting on a new one (I do this all the time!).

Thanks to the lovely people at Houdini Stop I have a set of Houdini Locks to give away, just comment below to go into the draw.  Drawn on 12/3/12


Disclaimer: I received a free product sample from Houdini Stop in order to road test and write this review.


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My baby is 2

My last baby, Charlie turned two today.  Soon there will be no need for nappies, bottles and such like strewn about the house, car and my handbag.  I should be happy about this right?  Everyone has a last baby, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants their last baby to stay little for just a while longer.

To celebrate his birthday I thought I’d share an old post, back where Charlie’s story began, on twitter… Charlie’s birth story tweeted.

Happy Birthday Charlie!


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