Jump to content

Snips and Snails, and Puppy Dog's Tails


Introduction to me

Posted by sam78s , 12 January 2012 - - - - - - · 201 views

I think I will start with a bit of background.  I am 27, have been married to my husband, 30,(der, who else would I be married to?) for 2 1/2 years.  We had our beautiful baby boy on 19/12/05.  He is our first, although we did suffer a miscarriage at almost 8 weeks at the end of November 04. We had decided in the September that is was baby-making time and...


I'm back!

Posted by sam78s , 07 December 2010 - - - - - - · 173 views

I've finally found some time to write an entry...

Finding the time


Remember me?

Posted by sam78s , 25 September 2009 - - - - - - · 202 views

Come visit my blog...

My Blog!


Austin John is here!

Posted by sam78s , 15 July 2009 - - - - - - · 162 views

He's here!

Austin's Birth


Picture Time!

Posted by sam78s , 11 June 2009 - - - - - - · 152 views

Some piccies (it's been a while...)



Wee things

Posted by sam78s , 10 June 2009 - - - - - - · 84 views

Hmm, time to pull out the undies and potty?

To Train or not to Train


Flying solo

Posted by sam78s , 02 June 2009 - - - - - - · 81 views

Daddy's gone!

All by myself...


4 days in...

Posted by sam78s , 28 May 2009 - - - - - - · 166 views

Read all about it here:

4 days in...


Bloggin' it up, big time!

Posted by sam78s , 22 May 2009 - - - - - - · 80 views

I've finally started posting in my blog.

Here it is!

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails


30 weeks!

Posted by sam78s , 20 April 2009 - - - - - - · 157 views

Hooray!  Mini Muffin and I are celebrating 30 weeks of baby baking today.  I am a whale (well, I feel like one).  I have put on 8 kgs, which is probably well on track to my standard 12 kgs, but I'm not happy about it.  I feel like it's all gone to my thighs.  

I'm struggling to post entries at the moment.  My work, in all it's wisdom,...

Recent Entries

Recent Comments

Search My Blog


How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.