Back to work? Or…not.

Today I had one of those days where…I think about updating my CV and looking for a job. It happens occasionally. The boss (child/ren) annoy me so I think, “right I’ll get a new job, where people actually respect me and don’t throw my work (dinner) in the air or make me escort them to the toilet and…

Why mums need to date each other

Date nights seem to be the holy grail of parental freedom to us these days, especially if my husband and I go to a restaurant together: delicious food served hot, no need to take one child to the toilet umpteen times whilst squeezing the other one into a highchair and fishing food off the floor…

A Mother’s Love

I mean to eat a proper dinner each night but I end up eating cheese (on crackers with a glass of wine. And then a packet of twiglets. But I love my girls. I intend to meal plan, to shop every Friday and home cook or batch cook, but somehow the days whizz by and…

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…

Baby, I’m tired

Sleep deprivation and all the helpful advice that goes with it My friend is sleep deprived. I recently noticed a post on her wall about how she is overwhelmed with baby sleep advice. Helpfully, one of her acquaintances then commented with her own tips: about how she feeds her baby, changes it’s nappy and then gets a minimum of 6 hours sleep.…