Traditional Vietnamese First Birthday Celebration

Traditional Vietnamese First Birthday Celebration

My daughter turning 1 is a big deal in our culture. My parents are very traditional and helped us prepare a morning tea for the occasion. The Vietnamese word for first birthday is “Th么i N么i”. “Th么i” means to leave or stop whilst “N么i” means baby cradle. Figuratively, this marks a new chapter in the baby’s life. Passing the 1 year mark and entering a new period – Becoming a Toddler.  

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Dearest Daughter, Happy 1st Birthday

Dearest Daughter, Happy 1st Birthday

Today is my daughter’s first birthday! I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by and I find myself reflecting on the year that has passed. I’ve never used so many adjectives to describe how I feel. There are not enough words to describe how much I have grown in this past year and how much she has taught me.

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How To Breastfeed in Public

How To Breastfeed in Public

Breastfeeding in public is scary. You can read about my experience here. It shouldn’t be, but it is because its still so frowned upon in some countries! Today is the last day of World Breastfeeding Week, so I thought I’d write about how to breastfeed in public. I’ve had to do it a few times when we were travelling as we couldn’t find a private room. I wish I was more confident about it!

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