8 Reasons I’m Not Temperamentally Suited to Parenting Young Children

Before I had children it never occurred to me that some people are more suited to certain parts of parenting than others. In fact for a long time, I just felt like I was shit at it. As my kid’s have grown older I have come to realise that actually, I’m just not temperamentally suited to the early years, and…

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known BC (Before Children)

So, as I’ve said before, I was completely, sorrowfully unprepared for motherhood. Here are the 10 things I wish I had know.  How many people would put there fingers up my hoo ha When you decide to have a baby, you think about having a lovely bump and then a squidgy baby to cuddle. What you don’t realise is that,…

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Raising a “Tom Boy”

Let me start by saying, I’m not very keen on the phrase “Tom Boy”. A more accurate description of my daughter is “A girl who prefers things that were traditionally aimed at boys”. That is a bit of a mouthful so, for the purposes of brevity (and not sounding like a pretentious twit), I’ll stick with Tom Boy. I’d also…

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Coping with Car Sick Children – More Reasons to Treasure Every Moment!

When you have a baby, dealing with their bodily fluids is part of day to day life. As time goes on, thank god, you see less of their fluids. Just when you think you’re past the worst of it, the reflux has subsided, the poo is staying in the nappies, the dribbling has slowed down to a trickle instead of…

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Help! I Have No Parenting Instincts

When I decided to have a baby, I had no experience of babies. Most of what I knew came from my 1990’s Child Development GCSE. In hindsight, I can confirm it was not very good preparation. While the details are vague now, it certainly left me with the impression that when I had a baby I would instinctively know what…

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