A hand-made, home-grown Christmas: this month’s challenge

November. How did that happen? As it does every year I guess. Every year I feign surprise over its arrival – speculating that it’s come more quickly this year. No doubt November shakes his head and thinks “there are exactly the same number of days in October as there were last year, and the year before, and the year before that – why are you people always so surprised to see me?
Home made Christmas
November means Melbourne cup and fancy dresses. It means the promise of holidays. It means long, hot days are coming. It means I had better start to get organised for Christmas.

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Friendships: This Month’s Focus

The first few months after having a baby (particularly your first) are disorienting, isolating and a little bit lonely. I am so grateful that I had a network of support around me. Friends that I could call at any hour. Friends to laugh with. Friends to cry with. Friends to complain to. Friends I could hand a baby to when I just needed five seconds to myself.

Note to pregnant mums: build your support networks just as carefully as you prepare the nursery. You are going to need back-up more than your baby will need twenty bond’s wonder suits. And in reality that back-up is most likely to going to in the form of another mum.


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