I’m Not A Naughty Boy

I don’t usually write a post and then agonise over whether to publish it or not. Normally I write, hit “Publish” or “Schedule” and don’t really think about it again. The only exception has been the post I wrote about miscarriage for the Huffington Post, which sat in my Drafts […]


Armchair Experts: Parenting Edition

This is a follow-on from yesterday’s blog post, where I asked whether children should be seen and not heard. The post was inspired by a Mumsnet thread (sadly now deleted) in which a pregnant woman was telling us how we were raising our children all wrong, and how her┬áchild would […]


Children Should Be Seen And Not Heard 2 Comments

Every so often, you find a gem of a thread on Mumsnet. Sometimes it’s about parking, or juicy neighbour disputes, or something utterly bizarre. In my opinion, the best threads are ones where non-parents and pregnant women come forth to share their vast parenting wisdom and impart some parenting advice […]


To The Mum Freaking Out Over Milestones 7 Comments

I’ve been where you are now. I’ve been that anxious wreck, furiously researching what it means if your baby isn’t smiling by six weeks. I’ve had an internet search history full of “conditions that cause late sitting up”, “why hasn’t my baby rolled over?”, “when will my baby walk?”. I’ve […]


The Next Step: Nursery Applications

Deep breath. Big girl pants on. It’s time. When I found out I was pregnant with SB, I never pictured this stage. I could imagine a baby; maybe even stretch to imagining a toddler, but I could never picture us as parents to a pre-schooler. That’s where we’re at, though. […]