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What began initially as a travel blog in 2008 evolved almost by accident into a blow-by-blow diary of my first pregnancy. During one of those blows – a particularly nasty bout of hyperemesis gravidarum that saw me hospitalised for three days – I began to read up on pregnancy and parenting online.
All of a sudden I found my head starting to spin with ideas like home birth, attachment parenting, baby-led weaning and gentle discipline as I soaked up information and knowledge I never even knew existed just months before.
I felt I needed an outlet for everything I was learning, and so Diary of a First Child was born. Over the course of it’s existence, it’s fair to say the site has evolved into more than just an account of my own journey as a parent, but I try to make sure everything I write about – from reviews to recipes – is true to the natural and conscious parenting principles I have come to embrace.
To me, Diary of a First Child isn’t a “mommy blog”, but rather a natural parenting resource. I make no secret of the fact that I am still learning myself, and certainly don’t claim to know everything. But as my own parenting adventure unfolds, my hope is that sharing my thoughts and experiences can make it that bit easier for those coming along behind.
It’s important to note that I am NOT a health care professional, nor particularly qualified in the areas of child care – beyond my own experience – but that everything here is based on experience, research and opinion. Nothing written here should be taken as medical advice.
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