As parents, we all make mistakes. I thought I’d take a light hearted look at some of my parenting mistakes, in the hope it’ll make other mums feel better about there own mistakes. Reading “The Contented Little Baby Book” My mistakes started early, while I was still pregnant in fact. Some, presumably well meaning, […]
How on earth do you get through parenting without a sense of humour. It’s certainly true that there have been many, many occasions where if I didn’t laugh, I would have cried.
In the posts in this section, I look back at my early years as a mother and laugh at how unbelievably naive I was, rant about toys that annoy me, mull over the pros and cons of various children’s TV shows and express my frustration at my children’s never ending rivalry.
I also spend some extolling the many virtues of “lazy parenting” and compare my children to dogs.
While there is plenty to suggest that the under 2s shouldn’t watch TV at all, I’m a bit of a lazy parent so mine did. In fact, they watched TV for the first time at about 4 weeks old when I discovered that the TV would distract them from their colicky screaming for 5 whole minutes. […]
I am not a minimalist by any means, and I’m certainly not a clean freak. I do however, hate clutter. The more stuff I have, the more stressed I feel. For me possessions are something if a burden. This hatred of clutter wasn’t really a problem until I became a parent. Whenever I felt overwhelmed […]
Holidays are great, everyone loves a holiday right? Or do they? Are there some unfortunate souls in the world for whom a holiday is really not that much fun at all? People who aren’t able to spend their holidays relaxing on the beach or visiting interesting places? People for whom going on holiday is really […]
When I decided I wanted to write about parent child similarities I knew I couldn’t write it alone. I would need input from those who knew me and the kids best, namely my husband and my Mum. Weather I would be still speaking to them after that was another matter. Luckily, they were tactful and […]