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 […]
In this section of the blog there are lots of general posts about parenting life. As a total introvert, I’ve written about what it’s like to parent when you aren’t overly keen on other people as well as what it’s like to be an ontogeny raising an extrovert child (tricky, is the short version).
I have also explored my dislike of playing, what that means about me as a parent and about other ways to engage with your children that isn’t involve pretending to be a fire fighter hosing down an imaginary building for hours on end.
You’ll also find some stuff about saving money on family life, parenting with migraines and my passion for nearly new.
I was unfortunate that none of my friends became parents around the same time I did. Initially I wasn’t too worried about it, being an introvert I imagined I’d be quite happy by myself. Eventually I came to realise that even an introvert mum needs mum friends. In case there are any extroverts reading this, […]
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 […]