The Highs and Lows of Introvert Parenting

The Highs and Lows of Introvert Parenting

I’ve written before about my introvert tendencies, and the more I read about what it means to be an introvert, the more I realize how many ways that identity impacts my life. Learning about introversion/extroversion has helped me understand that...
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Baby Down Under #2: The Public Hospital

Baby Down Under #2: The Public Hospital

12 days ago, Baby #2 entered our family. Here she is, the little squish face! When Hushpuppy (Baby #1) came along four years ago, I wrote about our amazing experience with a public birth centre, and though her birth didn’t...
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I Love You and I Like You

I Love You and I Like You

My baby girl turned 4 last week, in a blaze of wrapping paper, buttercream, and a steady stream of declarations (hers) about all the things she can do “now that I’m four.” Four does seem like a momentous shift. No...
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Why My Family Needs the Olympics

I’m not a sports person – nothing against sports, I just sort of forget it even exists, most of the time. But, when the Olympics rolled around, I felt like we’d all get something out of watching, so we’ve been...
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A Visit to Club Pippies in Chatswood Westfield

Edit: Club Pippies is, unfortunately, now closed. Confession time: I get a little jealous – in particular, I turn a shade greener whenever I hear about fellow parents with family nearby. Such is life as an expat parent (parents with families...
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The Zebra Conundrum Part 2: Notes on a Third Culture Kid’s Accent

“She’s been telling us all the names for this,” the daycare worker told me this morning, holding up a garden toy. “She said it’s a spade, and can also be called a shovel.” That’s my cunning little AusMerican, showing o...
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NSW Fire Station Open Day

Last year, I took Hushpuppy to her first movie – Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of Pontypandy (which, it must be said, was a lot like the other fires that infest Pontypandy on a daily basis, only longer and with...
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The Expat Family Photo Book

There was a moment during my pregnancy when our midwife asked if we had any family to help with the new baby. I don’t know if I’d ever felt so alone as I did at that moment when her face momentarily...
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INK – Interactive Neighborhood For Kids – A Hidden City in Gainesville, GA

Tucked away behind the train station and across from the Hall county’s recycling center is a hidden little city, and one of the most wondrous places I’ve ever taken my child. INK (Interactive Neighborhood for Kids) in Gainesville, GA is an...
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The Tale of the Child Who Cared Not About Instagram: A Visit to Babyland General Hospital

I do love posting online all those whimsical moments to cherish that I just happen to capture in photographic form while my kid and are are, oh, just out and enjoying our everyday life. And, I so totally never go in...
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