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When you marry an ecologist you’ll never hold another can of inspect spray in your hand again.  Nothing dies on their watch. There have only been two occasions when I have drawn a line in the sand over our little multi-legged friends.  The first was when I discovered 150 newly hatched baby huntsmen spiders in the baby nursery.  The second was the discovery of a family of redback spiders living happily in our compost bin. And even then, he hesitated.

I wasn’t prepared for our children to be similarly inclined and this has been one of my greatest parenting challenges.  Unlike my son, at least my husband has the good sense never to come running towards me with an outstretched hand yelling delightedly:

“Look at my spider/millipede/dragonfly/beetle/skink/moth!”

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6 months

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Summer at Last

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In my twenties, my favourite body part was definitely my stomach.  It was smooth, flat and golden brown (due in no small part to all that bikini sunbaking).

In the past three years I have carried two healthy (and big) babies to term and I can honestly say my stomach has never been the same since.  My tummy is soft and the skin is white, puckered and gathers above my belly button.

So in my thirties I contemplate…what is my favourite body part?

Why my stomach of course!  What an amazing feat it did housing my two babies and what a soft little cuddle seat it provides for them now.

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