The Many Shocks of New Parenthood

When I decided I wanted to have a baby I knew nothing about babies. Despite being almost 30, none of my close friends had babies and there were no babies in my family. In hindsight I think that was probably for the best. Had I known what I was letting myself in for I’d have been researching vasectomies instead of…

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Parenting with Migraines

As anyone who suffers with them knows, a migraine is so much more than just a headache. They vary hugely from one person to another but common features include a throbbing headache, nausea, visual disturbances, neck pain and sensitivity to lights, sounds and smells. Migraines can be episodic, just happening from time to time, or chronic, happening for more than…

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Lego: A Love Hate Relationship

Lego’s story began in the 1930’s in Denmark and it has been delighting children and injuring parents worldwide ever since. We have a lot of Lego. Boy Child has been in to it since he was about 4. This means he has a good 4 years worth of Lego based Birthday and Christmas presents now. This year Girl Child has…

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Free Range Parenting

Have you heard the term “Free Range Parenting”? It’s becoming popular in the US but has been discussed less here in the UK. Wikipedia defines it like this: … the concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with limited parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance…

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Kids Vs Phone

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The press always seems to be full of warnings about the dire consequences of our over use of technology. In particular the impact it has on our children. For a long time I’ve tried to ignore it, preferring to stick my head in the sand to examining the impact of my own phone use. However…

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