Dear Mums. No-one Wants To Read Your Birth Story. Don’t Tell Your Birth Story, Because Birth Stories Are Boring. Telling A Birth Story Makes You A Smug Mummy. These are all titles of articles I’ve seen promoted or posted on popular parenting websites. Until I had the idea for this […]
I want you to know that it’s okay to be afraid. It’s okay to feel apprehensive; to get that little chill of fear down your spine when you realise that this tiny human being now relies on you to meet all of its needs, and they are helpless without you.
So, after a pretty nerve-wracking Monday, we settled down in front of the TV to watch ‘Baby Faced Mums’. My Facebook was already going crazy, with people tagging me in posts as they sat down to watch it, and I was feeling more than a little bit nervous. Having seen […]
I’ve written a piece for the Young Parents Associates blog called ‘The Exception To The Rule’. It’s about being told that no matter what we achieve as young parents, we will always be ‘the exception to the rule’, and society’s determination to paint young parents as no-hopers and layabouts when […]
I think last time we were experiencing teething, I referred to it as purgatory (compared to the early days of colic and constipation). Well, it’s back, and I think we’ve been plunged into full-on teething hell. Yesterday we got a call from the nursery, just warning us that she was running […]