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Motherhood

Yes, I will parent your child if you don’t!

On Sunday, I went along to a soft play birthday party for my niece. Not my idea of fun at the best of times but with Zach’s broken wrist, my enjoyment levels were at a minimum. I was closely supervising him whilst the others ran amok. I spoke to some of the bigger boys, my […]

Toddler versus teenager: which is easier to cope with?!

I now have a threenager (hi Zach!) A complicated whirlwind of emotions…     I remember when Matthew was a toddler, and I had a newborn Anya, my neighbour with teenaged children came around and said she didn’t envy me as the toddler years are the hardest which REALLY surprised me. This week I have been […]

Why I DON’T limit screen time

The MOMO hoax has been much in the news recently but, now that the moral panic has subsided, common sense is back. We live in a complicated technological world. Technology was supposed to free us but I think it constrains us more than ever. Parenthood is tricky as we try to negotiate the need for […]

Mum works from home, child is ill. SEND HELP!

The last couple of weeks have not been fun. As I reported in #Project365, Zach has been poorly and now, after repeatedly being coughed in the face, so am I. Several times I have been near breaking point. I have also been dealing with an allergy and am dosed up to the eyeballs with steroids […]

Reasons my 2 year old won’t go to sleep

Zach has become the master of prevarication. Now that he kindly deigns to sleep all night, he has decided to make the bedtime routine more interesting and entertaining. Matthew and Anya are frequently amused with his antics and this leads him to use a stern voice to tell them to go to sleep. The irony… […]