I’m not a nutritionist, cook or health expert. Sorry, my paper qualifications for writing this blog are pretty dismal. I was a law professor until 2020, teaching, researching, and consulting from time to time, and many moons ago practiced law. Don’t hold this against me!
Growing up in Malaysia, the middle child in a family of 6 kids, gave me an acute appreciation of different traditions. And if you know that country, you’d understand that everyone talks about food. Moving to Australia as a young mum made me even more aware of cultural differences, but also enabled me to understand the values that we all hold dear.
We now have a mini United Nations in our family. Jonathan is married to Megan, who’s American of French, Norwegian and Irish heritage, and the second, Faith is married to Ally, who’s British (really a haggis eating Scotsman).
So what makes me think I can contribute? It’s Felix my grandson! And Harriet who arrived in 2019. Most people record their memories of these precious time with photos (and we have lots of those as well) but I’m not just interested in their health or my daughter’s, but in the health of other new mums and babies, and issues for grandparents in this modern age. I’m also keen to keep traditions alive but adapted for busy lives.
As I share my joy and observations with friends, and the occasional stranger, they are keen to share their own stories too!
So I invite you to share your words of wisdom and welcome stories on a range of issues – from toddlers to adult grandchildren. I look forward to hearing from you.