Category: Parenting and life

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 …

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’ …

Let me introduce myself

I am Fran. I have a two year old girl, who is incredibly bright, remembers everything and is not easily fooled. Her favourite things are colouring, cake and Peppa Pig. Things she does not enjoy include listening, brushing her teeth, washing her hair, getting dressed, getting into a buggy, putting …