Recently I’ve developed a bit of an alter-ego; totally in my head of course! The Mum in my head (let’s go nuts and call her Aleena A, I’ll be Aleena B) starts every morning at 5:45. She gets up, has coffee and puts her porridge on the hob to cook on a low heat while… Read More My Day Done The Right Way
I happened across a blog post this week reacting to a recent episode of Panorama which was centred around sleep training. On first read, the article really hit some nerves with me, as it tackled some points that I have often thought about and regretted, in terms of how I dealt with Amelia’s sleep. I went… Read More Sleep Training: Have We Been Brainwashed?
I’ve got a confession to make… For the last (nearly) 3 years, I’ve been feeling pretty bloody smug about this parenting lark. I mean you hear it all the time, don’t you? How it’s sooo hard, kids are a nightmare, you get no sleep, all the crying and tantrums, then there’s potty training, and the list… Read More Tantrums: Smug Parenting Will Bite You On The Arse
These days it can begin to feel as though you need some serious qualifications to keep up with your children and everything that is expected of you as a parent. Not least of these expectations is knowing every step of your child’s development, how to encourage their development, what milestones they should be hitting and… Read More Child Development: Let Kids be Kids
I had an interesting conversation (virtual, obviously!) with a fellow mother this week. The more I am blogging, the more I am finding that people I know, used to know, have worked with over the years etc are reaching out to say that they relate to what I am writing about. This is a bit… Read More Is Mum Guilt Talking to You?