Tag Archives: motherhood

Who’s the Cleverest of Them All?

At dinner the other night, Petra and Travis had a funny conversation about knowledge. She asked him a question that he couldn’t answer. Travis: I don’t know. Petra: Why not? Travis: Because I don’t know everything. Petra: Why not? Mama … Continue reading

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It Feels Just Like Starting Over…

It’s a whole new world at my place. Petra started school a couple of weeks ago. She’s been getting herself prepared for months. She made up a great story about it over the holidays. She had a mum and a … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces from My Day

On the theory that a few things make a post. 1) I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to the lovely woman in the Johnsonville Public Library this afternoon, who watched me and Petra hanging out and chatting over the chapter … Continue reading

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To Baby or Not to Baby….

Petra’s still discussing her potential little brother or sister. She’s got it all worked out – how they would play, what toys she would share, what clothes the baby could use. And apparently she’s happy to look after the baby … Continue reading

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The Perils of Being a Mum

Petra has been a bit less enthusiastic about kindy since last week, and last night she finally got around to telling us that Hector had put sand in her hair. This morning she was reluctant to let me leave her … Continue reading

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Are you the parent you thought you’d be?

This blog post from The Sydney Morning Herald gets at some of the contradictions inherent in parenting. The love and irritation, exhaustion and exaltation that are the lot of even the most conscientious and loving mother. I’ve experienced a wider … Continue reading

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Words of Advice from Petra

Petra drew a picture of giants yesterday. The daddy giant was smiling but the mama wasn’t. I asked why and we ended up in a conversation about my smiley face or lack thereof. Petra told me that she wanted me … Continue reading

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