Amity Dry

Amity Dry

Amity Dry is the creator of the musical 'Mother, Wife & the Complicated Life', performs in bands, writes stage shows, juggles her two children and puts off doing the ironing. In another life she appeared on the first series of the reality TV show 'The Block.

Decoding baby babble

Amity Dry While a happy baby babbling is easy to listen to, an upset baby trying to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and upsetting experiences of new motherhood.

Milestone bragging and why it doesn't matter

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Amity Dry In the vast majority of cases, your baby will sit, crawl, walk, eat, talk, sleep through the night and use the toilet by the time they go to school - so why compare?

My secret witching hour weapon

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Amity Dry 5pm: witching hour. Not quite time for dinner and a bath, but everyone’s tired so activities are a challenge. Amity Dry reveals what gets her family through this tricky time of day: music.

What 'The Voice' can teach us about motherhood and creativity

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Amity Dry As The Voice takes over her TV screen and she counts down the days until her musical opens, Amity Dry ponders the ideas of creativity and parenting.

Kids or spouse: who do you love more?

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.

Amity Dry Country singer Keith Urban has admitted to loving his wife, Nicole Kidman, more than his children. Has he got it right, Amity Dry asks, or should the kids always come first?

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Different backgrounds, same dreams

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Amity Dry March 21 is Harmony Day, a day when all Australians can celebrate cultural diversity. For Amity Dry's son, it's just another fun day with his classmates from around the world.

Child privacy: where do you draw the line?

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Amity Dry With the rise of ‘Mummy bloggers,’ Twitter and Facebook we are all sharing stories and pictures of our offspring more than ever - but i it dangerous?

Advice for expectant mothers

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Amity Dry Yes, labour will hurt, as much as you’re expecting and possibly more. Some people fall instantly in love with their baby, for some it’s a gradual process.

How a break from the kids helped me find myself again

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Amity Dry It was at about 4am I starting planning how I would get out of my flight to Melbourne that was boarding in three hours.

Regretting motherhood: What if the sacrifices are too great?

Amity Dry Unsure if she wanted to become a mum, now or ever, Kasey Edwards embarked on a process of researching, investigating and option-weighing to decide whether becoming a mother was the right choice for...

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An open letter to Pru Goward

Amity Dry If you wanted to alienate every mother in Australia, mission accomplished! Your statement comparing Jackie O bottle-feeding her baby while walking across the road to Michael Jackson HANGING HIS BABY...

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Will men and women ever share the load in parenting?

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Amity Dry Are things equal in your home or does one spouse take the greater share? Are you happy with the arrangement or does it frustrate you?

Confessions of a co-sleeper

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Amity Dry I never thought I’d be a co-sleeper. In fact I vividly recall being pregnant with my first child and pronouncing that would never let my children get used to sleeping in bed with me.

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Doing it by the book - which do you love or hate?

Pregnant at work

Amity Dry Do you think we follow birth and/or parenting books to slavishly or would you be lost without them?

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Three's a crowd: how a baby changes a relationship

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Amity Dry When I was pregnant with my first child I was blissfully unaware of how much his arrival was going to affect the relationship I had with my husband.

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Controlled crying: For or against?

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Amity Dry I’m tired. After 5 months of broken sleep the fog of sleep deprivation is firmly setting in. And sleep deprivation can lead you to be a bit snappy.

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Loving your post-baby body

Kourtney Kardiashian

Amity Dry Forget what Hollywood says - the post-baby body is to be embraced, respected and can even be (gasp) sexy!

New baby checklist

Nursery

Amity Dry Shopping for your new baby can be a fun and exciting experience, as you lovingly furnish the nursery and stock up on everything you need for your new arrival.

Baby Clothing Checklist - Summer baby

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Amity Dry Buying clothes and dressing up your new baby is one of life's true pleasures for most mums. Here are the basics you should buy in the lead up to your babies birth.

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Single mothers by choice

Mother and daughter

Amity Dry A few months ago I saw an interview with writer Louise Sloan, discussing her book ‘Knock Yourself Up.