New Years Resolutions

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Every time New Year’s rolls around, it’s time to consider what you want for the year to come as the big New Year‘s Resolutions need to be decided upon.  

As 2010 began this time, I can honestly say that I had resolved to do nothing.  No New Year’s Resolutions for me.  In fact, I believe that is fulfilling a previous New Year’s Resolution which was to resolve not to resolve anything again.

Comic's Lounge

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Of all the experiences I have, the ones that seem fewest and furthest between, are those that are shared just with my husband, Luke.  Well, my visit to the Melbourne Comic’s Lounge was one of those cherished new experiences.

Coopers Settlement

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Family day arrived on Saturday and we headed off on my week’s adventure together – Coopers Settlement Farm at Bundoora.  

Daddy Daycare

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Daddy Daycare used to just be a movie to me but now it’s a very real nightmare. Now it sends cold chills down my spine while at the same time giving me the hot sweats. Now the mention of Daddy Daycare has given me a brand new respect for my wife and what she does every single day.


A Parcel Pick Up Drama

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A parcel pick up seems like a simple task on a normal day. today however, was no ordinary day. It was an ordinary day where I got a little upset after I felt a little disrespected. I was frustrated, antsy, and just needed some air and  something to focus my mind on. I looked down at the floor in the doorway and saw an Australia Post card that was left saying I had a parcel to pick up from the post office. Then it all started to go wrong.

Childbirth – The Musical or Comedy?

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Is childbirth the Musical or the Comedy? So, I recently gave birth to my firstborn son, Tyson Isaac Ariel Holt.  His name means high-spirited, laughing, lion of God.  We had chosen these names before he was born, but strangely the high-spirited and laughing bits were particularly relevant through his birth story.

Motherhood – Learning the Lessons

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Motherhood has bought with it many challenges, many lessons, and many blessings. Unbelievably, it’s now over 9 weeks since I gave birth!  Nine weeks! And I haven’t blogged a thing!!! Fortunately, when you have a new baby, people are incredibly forgiving and make many allowances for you.  This is just one thing I’ve learnt since having a baby.

Struggle to Fall Pregnant

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The struggle to fall pregnant seems more and more prevalent these days.  People everywhere are finding it difficult to fall pregnant naturally and at that precise time that they want to.  This is how it was for us.

Should Men Cry?

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Should Men Cry? Well in today's day and age many people get upset that the question is even asked because us blokes are supposed to strive for being sensitive, in touch with our feminine side, secure enough in our masculinity to be comfortable showing emotion. However I think I have gone too far at times.

Sleeping Difficulties in Pregnancy

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Sleeping difficulties in pregnancy seem to increase the further along I get in pregnancy!  Being 37 weeks, one of the difficulties now is that I have a full-sized baby whose body clock refuses to match my own.  Time for me to sleep is time for him to play and almost always time for him to get the hiccups.  This, however, is not the worst offender working against a good night’s sleep.