The A-Z of Becoming a Parent

A is for adult conversation Unless you want to burn a hole in your other half’s eardrums when they get home in the evening, find a way to get out of the house and meet other adults you can talk to. Babies are cute, but are very poor conversationalists. B is for bathing The baby does not need a bath…

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5 Reasons Why Parenting a Sicky Baby Sucks

My first baby was a sicky baby. He didn’t have reflux (although he did have colic) he was just sick on a far too regular basis. It varied between just a bit of “spit up” (what a lovely phrase that is!) to full blown projectile vomiting across the room. As he was my first baby, and I didn’t have much…

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I Hate Playing (and that’s ok)

Did you know that, statistically, it’s quite unusual for an only child to go on to have more than one child of their own? As an only child, I can kind of understand it. People with siblings imagine that only children are lonely, but if you’ve been one, you know that being an only child is really pretty great. Despite…

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Things my Children Fight Over

As an only child, the sibling relationship is alien to me. My own two children are my first real experience of it and, while I knew they would argue, I have been amazed by the extent of it. There are some days when I feel like it’s only my children who are like this. At school pick up time, I…

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In Praise of Routine (Even if it Did Make Me a Bit Bonkers)

As I’ve mentioned before, I read The Contented Little Baby Book when I was pregnant and was horrified when my baby didn’t immediately settle in to the routine suggested in the book. Gina Ford’s message clearly hadn’t miraculously made it’s way to my unborn child, who knew?  Despite this, I was absolutely adamant that my baby would have a routine.…

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