Tag: Humour

Snot fun (it really isn’t): Toddler illness. Urgh

As I write this, from what I am sure is to be my death bed (I promise, I am totally not being over dramatic), I am trying to remember when everyone in this house was last fighting fit. It seems a very long time ago indeed. If it isn’t one …

Mummy’s hangry: Post pregnancy dieting

Most women who’ve just given birth, with the notable exception of celebrities, tend to leave hospital – shock horror – a few pounds heavier than when they got pregnant.  You can’t have failed to note the furore that surrounded poor old Kate Middleton when she dared to leave the hospital …

Little red book: A tale of baby reflux, colic and woe

It isn’t like me to get heavy, so forgive me. I will warn you now, this post is quite long, and low on laughs, but then so was I for quite a few months. And this is why. Sadly my son, like my daughter, did not have an easy start …

Pregnancy questions

Pregnancy can be a terrifying time for even the most confident of mothers-to-be. With so many guidelines to follow (well, some anyway) it is unsurprising that some people get confused. This is where a lot of ladies turn to the online birthboard. A magical place where we can chat about …

First time mums

I liken First Time Mums to learner drivers.  We were all there once, for some of us not so long ago, but once you aren’t one any longer you suddenly know better.  Just like learner drivers, First Time Mums begin to irritate you irrationally and you find you now have …

The 27 month check

In our neck of the woods, there is no such thing as a two year check, but instead an oddly specific 27-month check.  I know this because I recently received a letter from the health visiting team requesting I make an appointment for the toddler, along with a questionnaire to …

Ten alternative milestone cards for babies

Milestone Cards, if you haven’t seen them, are given to baby to hold when they learn to sit, stand and get a tooth, before taking a proud photo for the album. They actually make a lovely gift for an expectant parent, however it would have to be one more organised and …

Bath time: Our nightly routine

I used to love a bath. The average person, when asked to picture in their mind’s eye a bath time scenario, will probably imagine a relaxing affair, conjuring up images of soft lighting, candles, a good book, decadent smelly bubbles, a face mask perhaps, maybe even a cheeky glass of …

The nap conundrum: The nap dropping toddler

As a parent to a baby or toddler, there are few things – OK nothing – quite as glorious as nap time. For a brief moment you can stop being a parent, make a hot beverage (and actually drink it) and take all the lengthy toilet breaks you desire. You can …

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