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Motherhood

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… […]

Tips for finding the perfect nursery or preschool

Choosing a nursery or preschool is a daunting prospect whether your child is 3 months old or 3 years old. There are a wide range of choices available and every setting has a particular ethos so it is essential to do your research. All 3 of my children started preschool at the age of 2 […]

Ear piercing: right or wrong?

You may have seen from my #project365 post or Instagram that last weekend I took Anya to get her ears pierced. Meanwhile in the news, Kylie Jenner has been criticised for pictures showing her 5 month old with pierced ears. So what are the rights and wrongs of this situation? Firstly let me tell you […]