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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 …

Stupid things I have done whilst sleep deprived

Good news! The baby has a tooth. Maybe two, I’m not entirely sure. All I know is I was attempting to feed him at soft play and, well, ouch (see, I knew they were lying when they said feeding a baby with teeth wasn’t painful). Upon inspection with my finger, …

Guest blog: The Other Mother’s guide to toddler TV

This guide to toddler TV has been written by a good friend of mine. She has a two year old and is currently incubating number two. It was when my daughter was about a year old (and driving me nuts) that I first decided to make use of the electronic babysitter, …

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 …

Hell’s teeth: The molars are coming through

A big and hearty welcome to my new readers. As lovely as it is to meet you all, I do feel the pressure is on a bit now. Rather than ranting anonymously into the abyss, I realise I should probably put a bit of thought into attempting to be witty …

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 …

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