What my time in the NICU taught me about being a mother

The first time the author got to hold her twins at the same time. That’s Daniel, putting his arm around Christopher.

The NICU gave me something that no one else could have ever given me. It gave me hope. It gave me patience. It gave me strength.

Greer Berry: Preparing for movement

I'm torn - I want him to learn to crawl but then everything changes... again.

5:00 AM  I really hope our little guy's determination is rewarded with a new ability to crawl around, but at the same time I know this is going to open up a whole new world for us as parents.

When one child’s rules are different than the others

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

Let the man change a nappy, man!

Mar 22, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Mila Kunis and fiance Ashton Kutcher watche the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Clippers won 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Actor Ashton Kutcher is a new dad. A frustrated new dad who just wants a spot to change his daughter's nappy.

The question we need to stop asking mums

How do you do it all? The same  way you've always done it.

Why the 'how do you do it all' question is the most unhelpful thing you can say to a mother and what you can say instead.

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Caring For Baby

What my time in the NICU taught me about being a mother

The first time the author got to hold her twins at the same time. That’s Daniel, putting his arm around Christopher.

The NICU gave me something that no one else could have ever given me. It gave me hope. It gave me patience. It gave me strength.

Let the man change a nappy, man!

Actor Ashton Kutcher is a new dad. A frustrated new dad who just wants a spot to change his daughter's nappy.

The question we need to stop asking mums

Boosting your confidence as a mum

Development

Greer Berry: Preparing for movement

I'm torn - I want him to learn to crawl but then everything changes... again.

5:00 AM  I really hope our little guy's determination is rewarded with a new ability to crawl around, but at the same time I know this is going to open up a whole new world for us as parents.

The importance of music play

Even in the womb, music can help build an emotional connection between you and your child.

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

When one child’s rules are different than the others

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

Breastfeeding

Longer breastfeeding linked to higher IQ

Does breastfeeding make for more IQ for babies?

A study of 3,500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed are more intelligent and wealthy - and that the increased IQ continues into adulthood.

Why is nursing someone else's baby taboo?

For many it is the intimacy of breastfeeding that makes the idea of 'cross nursing' seem so confronting.

The nurse checked the name tag on the baby's ankle then took the baby straight from my breast, blurting out, "Oh my god, I'm so sorry. I've given you the wrong baby."

I breastfed another mum's baby

I felt awful for the mother of the baby I had fed, as I could imagine how she must be feeling about it

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