Why I got my daughter a wooden spoon for Christmas

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I read a heartfelt post recently by Wendy from Naptime Natter about PND at Christmas. It got me thinking about the pressure parents can put on themselves to make Christmas perfect for their children, even when they’re really tiny. Be it going all out on decorations, chasing down every last item on the baby gift guides, taking them to ALL the Christmas … Read More

11 thoughts I had while pregnant that will make you LOL

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It still amazes me how totally, utterly clueless I was before having a child. In my arrogance borne of inexperience, I freely judged other people’s parenting whilst holding a very clear idea of exactly the type of parent I would be. No nonsense parenting, impeccably mannered children, days full of enriching activities and never a raised voice. I’ve pretty much … Read More

This is why I was terrified of my new baby

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I’m not afraid to admit, I was terrified when we brought D home from the hospital. It was inconceivable that a new baby, a whole tiny helpless life, was entrusted to our untrained, untested care. There were no definitive guide books, no rules. We had ultimate power and ultimate responsibility. We didn’t know what the hell we were doing. For a … Read More