Potty Training: The First Week 1 Comment

This is a series of posts in collaboration with Potty Training Academy. Potty training the untrainable toddler begins… We’re working on potty training SB at the moment, with resources from Potty Training Academy and a potty from My Carry Potty. I haven’t been confident about our prospects – as you […]


Potty Training: It Begins

This series of posts is in collaboration with Potty Training Academy.  I nearly called this post “Potty Training The Untrainable Toddler”. I was starting to think that was the case with SB. I’ve read a lot about the importance of waiting until your child shows all the signs of being […]


My Daughter Will Never Disappoint Me

This post first appeared on The Huffington Post.  “Disappointed” is a loaded word, isn’t it? From a young age we all grow to fear our parents uttering those soul-crushing words – “I’m not angry. I’m just disappointed“. Our parents could shout at us for hours on end and nothing would […]


Growing Up In The Digital Age

I think it’s a truth universally acknowledged that growing up is tough. Every generation of teenagers have faced their own set of trials and tribulations; many of them unique to that era. For my parents – born in the seventies and teenagers in the eighties – they had to contend […]


I Love World Book Day

Yeah, yeah, I know. Plenty of people hate World Book Day – or at least, they hate the outlandish demands for costumes from schools, the “themed events”, the pressure for outfits to be the best, most home-made, most intricate creation in the playground. I understand that. But I love World […]