Kylie Orr

Kylie Orr

Her dream of becoming a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson quashed by a distinct lack of talent, Kylie Orr was forced into a day job of writing. See more at kylieorr.com.

Baptism of fire: were you pressured to christen your baby?

Kylie Orr What kind of God would deem a tiny baby ineligible for entry into Heaven because they were not cleansed of original sin before they died?

Baby's first tooth

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Kylie Orr At around six months of age, Kylie Orr's first child cut a tooth. But there was a lot of pain and confusion along the way...

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Does the perfect pram exist?

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Kylie Orr The paradox of modern baby buggies: so much choice yet so little to choose from.

Are mothers' groups just high school all over again?

Parenting can be a cliquey game.

Kylie Orr Parenting can be a cliquey game. I had no idea until I tried to squeeze into that mould of a perfect parent and found myself hanging over the sides.

Has a midwife (or MCHN) ever made you cry?

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Kylie Orr Kind words, empathetic smiles, patient instruction and tender advice all got me through those vulnerable moments. Thankfully the great midwives outweigh the substandard ones.

One child is just a toy

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Kylie Orr I was listening to a psychologist on a radio program a few years ago, discussing number of children when a caller phoned in with the comment “One child’s a toy!” The host and guest had a good laugh.