• Emotional rollercoaster of your children starting school

    The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Sending Your Children To School

    September 8, 2021

    Oh, The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Sending Your Children To School… Are you sending your children to school for the first time this month? It’s really emotional, isn’t it? As in, feeling-all-the-feelings, emotional-rollercoaster type of emotions. Whichever ones they are. I spied our school’s new Reception starters in the playground this week, and even that made…

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  • Boring things I love now I’m a parent

    October 12, 2017

    Does being a parent make you boring? I don’t know, possibly. Probably. What was I saying again? I’m not sure. Parenting itself is brilliant but it can also be mundane, repetitive and exhausting and leave you tired, baby-brained and sleep-deprived and unable to form a coherent sentence, and also unable to make riveting and sparkly…

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  • At what age do you stop using a pram?

    October 5, 2017

    Parents, tell me – at what age do you stop using a pram? At what age do you stop using a pram with your child, for good, and… What do you do with all your STUFF when you do stop using a pram? Our pram days are numbered… It appears that our pram days are…

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  • Six parenting skills I have yet to master

    April 13, 2017

    Parenting, to coin a phrase from Liam Neeson in Taken, requires a very particular set of skills, ones you hone over your long parenting career. And although it’s less about hunting down the baddies at gunpoint and more about snack fetching and toddler grappling, the skill syllabus for mum life is constantly changing. As soon…

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  • To my friend the new mum, 12 things I want to tell you

    March 1, 2017

    A couple of my friends are having babies, which is lovely in the way it always is when your friends have babies (Look, it’s a new baby! All of the new baby excitement and loveliness! That new baby smell!). But it also means there’s none of the mind-melding brain-fog of ecstatic sleeplessness overlayed by the…

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  • The nap snack delivery company and other fantasy parenting inventions

    January 27, 2017

    What invention would have the potential to completely change your life as a parent? I was thinking about this very topic of fantasy parenting inventions earlier this week, while pinned to the sofa by my sleeping toddler. Picture this scene, parents of toddlers; it might be familiar… We’d already left the house that morning –…

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  • Things you’ll know if your child is a really early riser

    September 6, 2016

    They say the days are long but the years are short when you’re a parent, but when you’re the parent of a really early riser, the days start at the dawn of time and stretch out before you like a marathon.

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