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  • The time my twins crawl is creeping up on me
    Jan 19, 2017 8:00 am

    The time my twins crawl is creeping up on me

    So we had this debate going at home about which baby would start crawling first and on what day.

    Naturally, I said at least one would be crawling on my birthday at the end of December. Also, naturally, I was wrong — no crawlers yet, but...

  • Life without my babies feels so empty
    Jan 12, 2017 8:00 am

    Life without my babies feels so empty

    The first time you wake up and your children aren’t at home, up wells an emptiness that is hard to put into words. Simply put, it is a not a nice feeling.

    When you move to the other side of the world it’s kind of imperative you prepare for...

  • Spotting the difference between hardship and danger
    Jan 5, 2017 8:00 am

    Spotting the difference between hardship and danger

    I’ve written a bit about the girls learning how to make sounds and control their hands and feet.

    It’s a wonderful process but a byproduct of their physical development is that we’ll have to compensate around the house by baby-proofing...

  • Sadly for dads, mum’s the word
    Dec 15, 2016 8:00 am

    Sadly for dads, mum’s the word

    OK dads, let’s talk. Here we are, minding our own business, handling our duties and spending as much time as possible with our children — holding them, hugging them — and what do we get?

    Screams of bloody murder as our babies look...

  • What use are words if not bringing joy?
    Dec 1, 2016 8:00 am

    What use are words if not bringing joy?

    For a long time the girls rarely acknowledged each other’s existence.

    Maybe it was their eyesight being very poor as newborns. Or it could have been they didn’t piece it together that they were seeing the same person every day.

    But...

  • Girls taking huges steps in food journey
    Nov 3, 2016 7:00 am

    Girls taking huges steps in food journey

    There are milkshakes all the time at our place, and sometimes smoothies too.

    The girls are six months old now and have made a huge step in their food journey. We’ve graduated from strictly milk and we’ve added purées.

    What’s...

  • Neighbourly feel reminds us of Bermuda
    Oct 27, 2016 8:00 am

    Neighbourly feel reminds us of Bermuda

    Walking around Hong Kong with the babies is a peculiar experience.

    The southern area of the region where we live is generally known as the more reserved and polite part of the territory. I haven’t travelled enough of the area to be able to...

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