There’s nothing like laying in the sun daydreaming, only to be rudely brought back to reality by having to swat the flies buzzing around my legs.
Yes, long gone are the days of lying on the soft white sand, listening to the waves crashing while I read a book. Now my “local beach” is a patch of concrete overlooking a 50m pool, or a corrugated iron fence. How times can change in only a matter of nine months. Oh, and I forgot to mention the pram by my side, with a sometimes-sleeping baby in it.
After a few years in the wilderness (ie. not in top spot) Jack is once again the number one boys’ name in Australia.
Jack held the number one position for five years before William took over in 2010 and 2011 – but you can’t keep a good name down and Jack is once again the most popular boys’ name in Australia. Charlotte was the number one girls’ name last year and there were quite a few changes to the Top 10 compared to 2011. Ava, Amelia and Emily are in … Sienna, Ella and Isabella are out …… Read the rest
So, what’s making news in the world of pregnancy and parenting this week?
How can YOU help enhance water safety skills among all Aussie kids? Are hopeful mums-to-be putting too much pressure on themselves? How can parents of children with a disability access free parenting support? Why should more pregnant women by screened for iron deficiency? Which new therapy reduces premature babies’ chances of developing cerebral palsy? And how does a parent’s view of ‘risky’ behaviour impact the amount of physical activity their child engages in?
Sometimes when you have a toddler who has nobody to play with you can find your mind in a tug-of-war.
You want to keep them engaged and happy. You want them to play independently as well as engage with someone. You don’t want them in front of the TV all the time. But there’s something else tugging away at your mind – it’s the list of things you need to do: the washing, the meal preparing, the phone calls, the work-at-home business you might have, or whatever it may be! … Read the rest
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