The day I hit a little girl with my car

I shared this story a few years ago, but as Bubs on the Move’s audience has grown I think it is worth re-sharing – simply because it is an experience that deeply informed my perception of road safety  “Road works, a cyclist to pass, the open road ahead, and then a sickening crunch. “I’ve hit…

The traveling family gift guide

Hand on heart Christmas challenges me.    What to do – reject the excesses altogether?  Alternatively I can fill my children’s lists with abandon even if they consist entirely of lame kid products dreamed up specifically to turn to junk on our playroom floor?  I vacillate in my Christmas approach from year to year.  At…

Traveling with a sensory child

“Sensory kids”.  You know if you have one.  I have two.  Having a sensory kid makes every day parenting substantially more challenging.  I laugh when I hear parents complaining their children are picky eaters and then go on to describe the nutrient dense items they are able to feed their kids.  Parents of true picky…

The village life.  Victorian villages perfect for family escapes.

Cosmopolitan Melbourne receives its fair share of attention from travellers.  There is more to Victoria than its bustling urban hub though and both visiting families and locals will benefit from exploring Victoria’s tiniest townships.    From the alpine regions to the coast Victoria’s villages offer opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors and discover new…

Meet Australia’s doctor-mum bloggers

When I started this blog I thought I was the only doctor-mum blogging out there.  This week I’m heading up to Cairns to talk to a group of medical parents about blogging and while doing my research I realised I’m not alone.  I love this for a few reasons.  Firstly, it is further evidence that…