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Unpaid Work versus Paid Work

Unpaid word, or paid work: that is the motherhood question … but if you psychoanalysed the ‘answer’, its personality could be described as a deranged, confused, bewildered lost soul. There…
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Solids

First Solids

Starting your six-month-old on his first solid foods can be a tremendously exciting time – even though the mush is generally far from “solid” looking! Some babies take to solids…
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Disposable Diapers & Cloth Nappies

After the topic of immunisation vaccines, diapers (nicknamed “nappies”) are perhaps one of the next contentious and controversial subjects of mothering discussions? Today there are so many options, that to…
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PUT A HAT ON THAT BABY!

PUT A HAT ON THAT BABY!

It never ceases to amaze me how often I see an under-dressed baby … especially newborns! Argh!! And it is surprisingly common to see the adult wearing more clothing than the newborn…
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Maternal Intuition

Our vast reservoir of feminine intuition is, many believe, a blessing given by the universal creator to every woman. However, in the ‘white noise’ of this modern world, it can…
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Squalid bomb site

The squalid bomb-site

Excerpt from “OH BABY…Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored” You trawl the house for washing the whole time and feel like your life is being sucked up by the hoover. Kate…
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10 Tenets of Tomorrow’s Today

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Paleontologist, philosopher and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)   I wanted…
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Sleep Baby Sleep

Sleep Baby Sleep

This is my most popular article! And it’s even WAY better information if you read my Infant Sleep chapter inside OH BABY   When heavily pregnant with your first baby,…
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Happy toddler boy playing outside with father in spring nature.

Kids Multiple Intelligences

Excerpt from Kathy Fray’s book “Oh Grow Up…Toddlers to PreTeens Decoded” It is traditionally said that about four out of five people have an IQ (intelligence quotient) of between 80…
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Mother holding her baby daughter, outside in autumn nature

Bonding

Extract from Kathy Fray’s bookOh Baby…Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored Did you pack the super-glue for bonding, honey? The emotional Velcro ‘bonding theory’ first appeared in the mid-1970s, and by…
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