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A List of Things I Proudly Declared BC…

I used to spend hours thinking, plotting and watching. I would watch others parent their children and think how I would do it differently. I observed as people’s toddlers had tantrums, the arched back laying on the floor type, and smugly think how my child would never do that. I would be calm, collected and …

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To the Mummy on the edge today

To the mummy on the edge, Don’t fret, don’t feel guilty, we’re all there some days. Let me take a guess; rubbish night? Depleted energy stores? Crabby baby who’s suffering from teething or a cold, and is sharing his struggles with you? All your normal tricks that distract your toddler from near-melt-down just aren’t cutting …

Why ‘SHOULD’ is ruining motherhood

Why ‘SHOULD’ is ruining motherhood

It feels like you can’t do anything in motherhood without everyone else giving their opinion. Sometimes it’s well-meaning friends and family telling you how they did it, implying that you should do the same. Often it’s those friends who don’t have children yet, who think they understand (don’t judge them too harshly, we’ve all been …