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parenting

Fjord’s Allergies and what I wish we had known

When our son Fjord was 7 months old we first discovered that he had some allergies.  On the first occasion I gave him a teeny taste of strawberry yogurt, immediately his face was covered in hives.  The initial question was ‘Is it the strawberry or the milk in the yogurt’? Soon after that we had a mystery reaction, he had ... Read More »

Breastfeeding what’s the hooha?

Recently the cover of Time magazine got a whole lot of peoples knickers in a twist.  Why does the image of a mother feeding her child fuel such revulsion, such judgement and fury? I hate to burst any ones bubble but titties are mammary glands. If you read the scientific bumph we fall under the class of mammals, feeding their young ... Read More »

My Cleft Lip (Harelip)

There are no early baby photos of me, I guess my Mum did not want to remember what I looked like when I was born and knowing her she would not want me to see them.  I would like to have seen one, it would make for more extreme before and after pics than when I won a makeover at ... Read More »