Category: Parenting and life

Hell’s teeth: The molars are coming through

A big welcome to any new readers who followed me here from Facebook. As lovely as it is to meet you all, the pressure is on a bit now. Rather than ranting anonymously into the abyss, I feel like I should probably put a bit of thought into attempting to …

Monday morning

Today was going so well. Well, it wasn’t really. After two decent nights (and I can barely believe that a 5.30am wake up counts as decent, but it does. Childfree people take note) last night was the kind of night where you think it would probably be easier to give …

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 …

Big firsts: With two under two I’ll take all the wins that I can

I haven’t updated in a while because, well, there hasn’t really been a lot to update. Potty training went to shit (fortunately figuratively rather than literally) as soon as daddy was back at work. Suddenly weeing on the carpet was more fun than stickers or chocolate. I made the executive …

Play Don’t

I could write a long post about the difficulties of looking after two children. Maybe one day I will*. Things you may take for granted when there’s just the one, like spending all day feeding, going back to bed straight after breakfast, or even just taking twenty minutes (and the …

Happy New Year

…From a very tired mummy.  Of course I was not foolish enough to stay up to welcome the new year in, however my delightful neighbours treated us all to a half hour firework display at midnight to ensure I wouldn’t miss it. Still, I may have been up with a …

What do you do…

In that weird time between Christmas and New Year? Why, attack potty training and sleep training together, of course. One for each child. I have a singing potty, a sticker book, carpet shampoo, some earplugs and a timer and three bottles of wine. See you at the other side, if …

Breastfeeding: What NCT neglect to tell you

I downloaded Timehop for Facebook recently, hoping it would jog my memory about my daughter’s early days. In fact, it appears I never really wrote much before I had a blog to put it all in. However, today’s festive status, posted at 2.44am, was about being up breastfeeding. It’s definitely …

It’s Christmas!

This is my daughter’s third Christmas. The first was when she was not yet six weeks old and my husband and I were still very much in that new baby haze. She was feeding around the clock and we hadn’t managed to get anyone to take her reflux seriously so …