What it’s like when your Baby has Colic

I first heard of colic when I read my first baby book. It effects up to 25% of babies. I assumed I’d be one of the lucky, unaffected ones. I wasn’t. It took me a while to realise it was colic. The first time that your baby screams for a 4 hour stretch you find it hard to believe that…

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The Woes of Being the Family PA

Life admin. We all have to do it but when you become a mother it gets multiplied by the number of children you have. I’ve also noticed some mothers take on their husband/partner’s life admin too. Personally I refuse to do that. This means that my in laws rarely get birthday cards and my husband hasn’t been to the dentist…

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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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