Return To Zero

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RETURN TO ZERO is a drama, based on a true story, about a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron Royal, who are preparing for the arrival of their first child, a son. Just weeks before their due date they are devastated to discover that their baby has died in the womb and will be stillborn.

Maggie and Aaron attempt to go on with their lives as before but cannot escape their postpartum grief. They come to realize that their lives and relationship have been forever altered by this loss. They try to cope in a myriad of ways — through denial, escape, and alcohol — but when Maggie discovers that Aaron is having an affair with a co-worker, she decides to end the marriage.

Just when Maggie believes she has started a new life, she discovers that she is pregnant again by Aaron. With the help of her empathetic doctor who had experienced a similar loss years ago, Maggie finally grieves for the loss of her son. Through a turbulent and terrifying pregnancy, Maggie and Aaron reunite to see their child, a daughter, safely into the world.

I am so anxious to see this movie. The reviews have been great! Not to mention it is helping to dismiss the stigma surrounding stillbirth. This movie is so important in this movement.

I am wanting to read the book, Three Minus One which details stories of loss, and was inspired by the film, Return To Zero.


Have you seen the film or read the book yet? What did you think? Let me know!







Children and TV

I stumbled across this sobering YouTube video, presented by Paediatrician, researcher and father Dimitri Christakis. He presents the dangers of over stimulation on the brains of children before the age of 3.

He found that the more television children watched before the age of 3, the more likely they were to have attention problems at school than those who watched none. For every hour of television watched per day, children were 10% more likely to have attention problems.

These facts worry me, as I have seen time and time again with family and friends, they plonk their kids down in front of the TV. The ‘babysitter’ as some refer to it. I know that I will not be doing this with my children.  Gorwing up I was limited to 1 hour of TV a day… And this stood up until I was 12! My brother and I grew up on a farm and found ways to amuse our selves. Go outside and ride bikes, explore along the creek, or follow the cattle tracks through the paddocks to see where they go. I remember this was so much fun as a child. I want my children to do the same. Come home filthy dirty and have learnt something — how to be a kid.

Check out the video of Dimitri Christakis: