Getting Ready for World Breastfeeding Week 2014

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In a couple of weeks time, it will be a year since I started Five Degrees of Chaos. By complete coincidence, that first week I started the blog, it happened to be World Breastfeeding Week, so one of my first ever posts was about my breastfeeding journey. Twelve months on, I’ve certainly had a lot [...]

Words To Live By

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This week, I’m guest-hosting The Lounge, the linky where all the awesomest bloggers hang out. This week’s topic is ‘Words to Live By’… A little under a year ago, I wrote this post about being a less-than-perfect parent. It remains one of my most-viewed posts to date. In it, I shared my fundamental philosophy on [...]

The War On Sleep

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I’ve always been a terrible sleeper. If you believe my mother, that is. I’ve grown up listening to tales of the time she put me in my pram at the bottom of the garden because she couldn’t deal with the incessant screaming. Okay, so I doubt she actually put me in my pram at the [...]

Gone Fishin’

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When I was a kid, my dad took my brother and I out fishing. I caught a kahawai, a decent-sized one. Dad was stoked, but I took one look at that half-dead fish flapping around in the bottom of the dinghy and decided that fishing was most definitely NOT for me. So when my girls [...]