Tag: rants

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 …

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 …

The perils of a mobile baby

I’ll come clean. As a first time mum, I was naive. I wasn’t ‘my baby does x because I’m a perfect parent’ naive or ‘I’ll never give my child a dummy and they’ll only eat organic vegetables and never tantrum in public’ naive. I wasn’t that kind of arsehole (I …

Shit parenting memes

There is nothing that delights me more than a Shit Parenting Meme. I am fortunate, perhaps, that the majority of my Facebook friends are fairly intelligent decent sorts and my feed is often meme-less, but the occasional doozy does slip through. I have compiled a number of these for your …

*That* viral Facebook rant

I don’t think any parenting blog would be complete today without sharing this wonderful Facebook status rant. Part of me hopes it’s a deliberate troll post (of course, the easiest way for me to make this blog go viral would be to make offensive statements about breastfeeding being close to …

#soblessed

My baby loves me so much, he wakes me up five times a night to check I’m there. My daughter loves me so much, she comes with me when I pee so I don’t get lonely. My dog loves me so much, he likes to follow me everywhere and whine …

What not to say to the mother of a shit sleeper

I can’t say I’ve particularly enjoyed the past six months. Maybe I’m not a baby person, or maybe the people who say that to me every time I say I’m not enjoying it (maybe I just have to be less honest and smile and nod?) have never had a ‘challenging’ …

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