April 2017

About this website

The first edition of Parenting Express was published in January 2006 and reached a wholly Australian audience, mostly made up of interested members of writers' centres and friends. Six months later, the website reached a global readership, with less then 20% of viewers from Australia, surpassed by readers from the USA, Canada and Europe. The website is growing all the time and is mostly passed on by word of mouth. It is a not-for-profit site aimed at writers and readers who care about parenting and its challenges and joys. If you like what you see, please send the link to a friend.

Parenting Express is updated monthly.


Anne-marie Taplin

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“I value every precious moment with my children – or at least I try to.”*

Living in the moment is such an integral part of being a mother. The world rushes by, and so does their babyhood, despite all that relishing, savoring and devouring. Watching some home videos of my three-year-old as an infant and toddler, I found myself enraptured, remembering those blissful times (clearly blanking out the bleary-eyed exhaustion). Even now that we are well out of the baby years and immersed in more challenging times, I take the time to pause, be still and cherish.

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* by Anne‑marie Taplin, author of Being Mummy