{The Weekly Nest} This week bought a new baby, some massive controversy, uncontrollable public sobbing and some crabby apples…

First up, soz team for not posting ‘The Weekly Nest’ last week, I was WAY distracted because my little baby sister was busy being awesome and bringing my new little nephew into the big wide world. She was an absolute superstar and he is perfection in a cute little bundle.

This is Arthur Andrew and he is bees knees, the ants pants, the cat’s meow…

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If you find yourself in a similar situation, welcoming a new little bambino then we found the best way to buy baby presents! All Wrapped Up is this fantastic business that does all the bloody hard work for you! You should definitely head over and take the stress out of your next present buying expedition!

One of the biggest articles we have ever put on the blog was Another Girl is Dead and a Man is Responsible it was reached by over 20,000 of you within two days, it was shared and commented on by many of you. I knew this article would strike a chord, but did not realise exactly how large the reaction would be. I received quite a few messages from people concerned that the article focused too strongly on violence against women and that I did not consider the violence that occurs against men and children.

I have to say that the idea behind the article was simply to bring awareness of just how prevalent the surge in violence against women has become, especially this year. Of course every single person deserves to be safe and protected against violence, men do, children do, women do. I appreciate everyone’s opinions and this was simply mine. stand

I would love to send individual thanks to every single one of you that shared, commented and liked the post. Without your support this article wouldn’t have reached so many people. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The Central Nest sends our greatest thoughts, prayers and hopes to the families affected by this devastating situation.

Another popular article over the last week was an article about Speech and Development Warning Signs in little people. You should check it out, it is always better to be aware of any potential problems that may arise.

20 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever resonated with a lot of our Nesters! What would you add?couple

I went and watched the Fast and Furious 7 at the cinema this weekend with the hubby-bird and absolutely LOVED it. The hubs had a grin the size of China splashed across his face from about 12 seconds in. It is the perfect date night movie. A good perve for da ladies and the boys die for the fast cars, big machines and testosterone overkill.

Having said that, it was probs not a super intelligent idea to take a hormonal preggo lady to see the fast and the furious 7 when they have such a emotional tribute to Paul Walker at the end, Ermagawd… #‎LookAtThatWeirdoInTheCornerSobbing  ‪#‎AhShitThatsMe‬.. food2

On a different note, if you are looking for creative ways to keep the little birds fed, then you should see our article on  Crabby Apples and Pouting Worms. If you use a little bit of imagination then you can get really creative with healthy eating!

That’s about it beautiful Nesters. As I have already said, I sincerely appreciate your support this week and look forward to sharing more ideas, stories and opinions with you in the future!

have a great week

 

 

{The Weekly Nest} This week we wept, pulled sickies and celebrated the female body

This week saw the death of a beautiful little boy for the saddest of reasons. What makes it even more incredibly heartbreaking is that his death could have been avoided if people just got vaccinated.

Whooping cough is preventable, or at least containable. The story relates to little Riley John Hughes and you can read more about it here -> Someone killed this baby. It is such a horrible, heart-wrenching story of loss. Make sure you hug your little birdies a little tighter tonight.

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The beautiful little Riley Hughes who was simply taken too soon

In completely different news, we discovered some wonderful Gardening Hacks this week for our Life Hack Friday segment. Some of these ideas are just so ‘der-how-did-I-not-just-think-of-that’!

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We kicked off the week with some health inspo for you. Our resident health expert laid down some advice on Staying Healthy This Easter. It is a great article that will help you stay on game when the dread chocolate overload monster comes knocking on your door!

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In other news,  I am convinced my toddler-bird pulled her first real-life sickie this week.

I shit you not.

I got the call from Kindy to come and collect her about 2pm (note: good to see she managed to hold out for lunch – no shocks there) and I arrived to collect the little playa and took her home.

Obviously the girls at Kindy totes did the right thing to call me, they are brilliant! but once I got the little bambino home she turned it on. I went to the toilet when we walked in the door (hello, once you reach the 36 week preggo you may as well get your mail re-directed there) and came out to the kitchen and found the little minion delving into a large packet of chicken chips. I didn’t even know we had chicken chips! Must of be left over from camping or a party or something.

Then Miss Toddler-Bird demanded we call daddy to tell him we were home. As directed by the little dictator I dutifully dialled daddy’s work number and she proceeded to inform him ‘Hi daddy, me home, sissie still at kindy and me and mummy are eating chips. Na-na-na-ner-na. You at work’. So is that the type of thing I am meant to write in her baby book? Sat up, 5 months old, first step 11 months old, first sickie aged 2?

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In case your belly is looking for a feed then you should look at Hunters & Gatherers Paleo kitchen in Orange. They offer rotating meal plans each week and delivery to your door! Yummo!

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A really interesting article that grabbed our attention this week was When Dads Believe Their Baby Doesn’t Love Them, it is a fascinating read and something that you should keep because you don’t know when you might need it. dad and baby

Parenting is tough, especially at the start, so this little article might help out someone you love one day.

We learnt this week just how much the expectations on the female body have changed throughout history. This fantastic video shows the changes of societies’ expectations. You can see it here -> The Evolution of The Female Body Throughout History

So what’s happening this weekend?

  • You should get your beautiful selves to the Millthorpe Markets this Sunday. They are always a brilliant day out!
  • You can participate in Zorb soccer at the Bathurst City Community Club on Friday night for only $10 per head. Find out more information here -> BCCC Facebook
  • Check out the Pop Up Cellar Door at Crago Mill Emporium in Piper Street, Bathurst on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 11am. You can sample local produce and wine. Plus loads of cheese and antipasto share platters!
  • Saturday night is the Bathurst Panorama Chorus Gala Dinner & Fundraiser. It is held at Mount Panorama Pit Complex and kicks off at 6pm. You can find more information on their website here -> www.bathurstpanorama.com
  • On Sunday the Scots School is holding their Highland Gathering and Country Fair from 9am.

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