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?
I’ve spoken before about never really thinking I had the temperament for parenting. Throughout my teenage years and early twenties I told anyone who would listen that I didn’t want kids; “I’m not patient enough, I get angry a lot, and I love sleep. I’d be a rubbish mum!” In fact, until I actually… Read More What If I’m Bad At Parenting?
I read a post this week from Nicola over at All Things Spliced which reminded me of my deep rooted anger at the companies responsible for baby and infant formula. Don’t be pissed off with me yet, my anger is not because I’m about to splash ‘breast is best’ all over your screen; in fact it’s… Read More Why I’m Angry About Infant Formula