As parents often we focus on those big beautiful milestones – teething, walking, crawling, passing exams, and all that other good stuff. Sometimes though, it’s the small stuff that really is the best stuff. Little signs that you have a child in your care. It’s things like, the small shoes littered through the hallway, the tiny trousers hanging on your line, the small hairbands absolutely everywhere. For me, it’s the little bits of toothpaste on the side of the sink where Ivy has brushed her own teeth. It’s tripping over Lily’s school shoes for the hundredth time. It’s watching Poppy walk around the house singing her new favourite songs. It’s… Read More It’s the Small Things – Like Toothpaste on the Sink
WARNING: This post is a rant about the use of the phrase ‘solo parenting’. There seems to be a new trend lately. I say new but I’m pretty sure it’s been going for a while. Parents of both genders publicly declaring how they’re solo parenting whilst the other half is at work/away for business/other reason for a short amount of time. Not to be confused with parents whose other half’s work away for weeks on end, are only home for one or 2 days a week or work in the armed forces. “I am solo parenting today”. BTW Solo parenting is a really annoying phrase. “Look at me successfully single mumming it… Read More Why Sometimes Solo Parenting Isn’t Really Solo Parenting – Guest Post
Childproofing your home is essential in keeping your baby safe. You should childproof any area in your home that poses a threat to your baby, some of which include: the bathroom, kitchen and the living room. Starting in the bathroom, and specifically with the bathtub, you should cover the faucet/spout head with a specially made soft cover so that your baby can never turn the hot tap on and, unbeknownst to them, allow boiling water to pour into the tub with them and scald them. Covering the faucet/spout head with something soft will also eliminate any chance of your baby bumping his or her own head on it, which could… Read More Childproofing Tips for Your Home
For the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in parent labelling. Like we don’t have a fuckload of enough to deal with already. The Ten Parents You’ll Meet at Playgroups The 5 Top Mummy Types The 10 Dads You’ll Meet at Kids Parties The 12 Parents You’ll Meet in Hell You know the type of article right? I don’t hate them, I often read them and find myself wondering who the fuck I am. WHERE DO I FIT? In this pigeonholing hellfire of parenting, then suddenly I realised. I do what I want. *Sharpe inhale* – I mean that I am sick of parenting categories, I am… Read More Can I Just be a Parent Without a Pigeonhole, Please?
Firstly, thanks for the tag Amy at The Smallest of Things loved reading her ten points, so check that out if you need ideas for your reasons! Okay so I feel like, I do rock motherhood, I totally boss it – not everyday but I am a confident badass mother (really). I found this a bit of a challenge though, looking at the reasons and trying to sift through the fluff… So here goes! As a mother of all girls, I talk to them about everything. We use straight up terms – vagina, breasts, periods… You get the idea, right? I don’t want them to spend years being afraid of their… Read More 10 Reasons Why I’m Totally #RockingMotherhood
As lovable parents to your little ones, I am sure both you and your partner would have loved to spend all your time raising your kid full-time—if you wanted. However the reality is, you can’t really do that because one of you has to go out and earn your living for the rest of family! At times, both the parents has to take stands and get back to work for a better living. Whether it’s post-leave or a year from now—getting back into the work force along with the transition may get tough. Here are some things you can do to make it easier for everyone. Advice For Both Of… Read More Help Your Partner to get Back to Work After Parental Leave
I’ve blogged for a long time now with what feels like a million other parents. We are out in the world doing our best shoulder to shoulder with the masses. We share our stories, we share our best bits and our worst bits and all the bullshit between. Opinions are thrown out there in the hopes that someone catches it and throws it back – Hi there friend, so glad I found you, welcome to my tribe. Blissful. The media, however, have also picked up on this, and it feels like now, more than ever, they like to pit parents, especially mothers, against each other in the comments section. To… Read More The Media Make Monsters of Us.
You will be surprised how many things there are around your home that could see your child come into danger. In fact, a high proportion of kids who end up in A&E have had an incident in their home. Over two million children under 15 have an accident in their home every year! Therefore, you need to make sure your home is a safe environment for your kid. Here is some essential advice to keep your child safe inside and outside your home! Pixabay Clean up that clutter When you have a family, it’s so easy for piles of clutter to appear in your home. It might be a… Read More Help For Mums: Essential Advice To Keep Your Child Safe Inside And Outside Your Home
Anyone who has been a parent knows that parenting really is a life changer. It is without a doubt the hardest job in the world. And it can be the most wonderful experience of your life. But those that are new to the life of parenting can be forgiven for feeling that the experience is anything but natural. No amount of advice or reading can prepare you for the true challenge of being a Mother. Perhaps it is because you cannot imagine life as a parent in the same way as the actual experience? Or maybe it’s because you are so darn tired you don’t have time to process the… Read More Why Motherhood Doesn’t Always Feel Natural