Babies vs Toddlers: the fight

I met up with my friend and her sweet 10 week old daughter recently. It was such a joy seeing them both and with less than a week until my due date, I also found it a good refresher on the whole ‘baby’ thing. I practised the bottle feed, burping baby and rocking her to soothe crying. My…

Romance through the ages: child, teen, lover & mother

How was your weekend? Full of romance…or full of washing? Valentine’s Day. Every year on February 14th, a lot of us exchange cards, gifts or make some sort of a romantic effort with their special ‘valentine.’ This day of romance has established it’s name from St Valentine, the Christian martyr, who was hanging about in the 5th century, presumably clocking…

What’s my role, again?

For two weeks, fathers in the UK are entitled to Statutory Paternity Leave: that’s paid leave, within 56 days of their child’s birth. To some that might not seem much, although Americans are given no paternity leave at all and in contrast, Icelandic daddies are granted 90 days. Whatever stretch of leave is given, poses the…

The lost weeks of pregnancy

Did you love being pregnant or did you hate it? The chances are, even if you had a reasonable pregnancy, there will have been a few weeks of struggle. I call these the ‘lost weeks.’ I am currently experiencing this stretch of time so it seems a good idea to document it first hand, for probably…