Oh, the hazards of parenting!! I recently buggered my foot/ankle in an entirely ungraceful fashion. How? By running up the rather solid marble staircase in our villa to retrieve my hysterical 3 year old. I thought he had morbidly hurt himself somehow with the screams, but apparently he was just sad to accidentally wake up … More No Rest For The With-Kid
Because…an easy ride is for the weak! #1 – Thou Shalt Kick-Off In The Car Well, there’s no time like the present. Start as you mean to go on and show those parents who’s boss! All that threenage energy has to go somewhere, so why not unleash it in an unholy temper tantrum when Mummy … More The 10 Commandments Of Flying…When You’re A Threenage Hellraiser
This post was originally called ‘Things I Can No Longer Do As A Mother Of Two’…but the above title just seemed way more accurate, because, man! A trip to the bathroom is a planned and meticulously executed family affair right now, whereby, WE ALL GO! It’s on the one hand hilarious how mundane tasks (and … More My Kids Won’t Let Me Wee!
Picture the scene. You’ve been up several times feeding the baby that night. She enjoys her final feed (phew) at around 4:30. You drift back off to sleep, hoping to get a few extra Zzzzz, while also being mildly relieved that the night is almost over. Nights are tiring and fear-inducing with a new baby. … More Screen Time… Sometimes It’s Needed
Two-year-olds get a bad wrap don’t they… I guess I write a fair amount about my struggles as a toddler parent. The, er, ‘challenging’ behavior to be precise. Oh and the fact that sometimes between the extreme guilt and the feeling that “I just can’t sodding do this anymore”, I feel I may well be … More The Not-So-Terrible-Twos
Yep. We all know that pregnancy is a “beautiful time” in a woman’s life. The growing baby within you. The feeling of being completely at one with nature. The, uh, “glow” (I don’t glow). And of course your little darling’s impressive capability to kick you square in the bladder at the most inappropriate of times … More Eight Lesser Known Facts About Pregnancy – According To Me!
I’ve recently starting doing an online hypnobirthing class. At almost 8 months pregnant, I’ve been wanting to learn the techniques to relax as D-Day approaches. Its with the hope that I can stay calm and not panic this time around when things really get going. So, when my husband took Mr Two to the park … More Remembering To Breathe When You’re A Toddler Parent…
So, I heard along the grapevine that Mama used to quite enjoy shopping once upon a time. Apparently, before I was born, she could visit at least five shops and actually have time (and money) to purchase items. Apparently too, she could even wear these said items, because she had something known as a “social … More The Toddler Rules Of Shopping With Mama
We’ve started to wean! Now, I know I’ve said that before, but this time I actually truly, sincerely, hand on heart, honestly mean it. I’ve wanted to wean before, and have threatened many times to do it (especially in the middle of the night during the nipple twiddling stage)… but my love for it and … More The Keen To Wean Diary Of A Marvelous Boobin Mother!
Toddlers. It’s their aim in life to challenge us. They’re learning about themselves and their sense of self in this big little world. It’s totally their right to test the boundaries to keep on learning, right? Unfortunately it is us parents that just happen to be the brunt of all of this, because, unconditional love … More Five Realistic Tips For Exasperated Toddler Parents