Last night I was reading a book to my 4yo where the tiny (male) kitten doesn't want to be dressed up in a pink ribbon because he is “fearless” and “bra…
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This morning I emptied the bathroom bin, wondered about stocking up on more bin liners, made a packed lunch for my eldest while pondering if I had enou…
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S and A - two days after he was born Two years ago I became a mother for the second time. It was also, in hindsight, the time when that dreaded, intern…
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It has been *a week*. After what I hope is the only pandemic i’ll ever experience (though sadly there are many deadly viruses waiting to spill over…), …
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There’s been a lot of talk about postpartum body image recently on social media. This came after model Emily Ratajkowski posted a picture of herself ve…
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What do you do when your child lies to you for the first time? Until this week we had no reason to think that S ever lied to us. We always believed her…
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Let’s talk about attachment. Our children are almost exactly two years apart but the pandemic has given them slightly different early years experiences…
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It helps when our children understand our feelings too
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“Daddy do you want to play football?” S asked, remembering he had despaired recently at not being able to play. “Awww. Maybe when the coronavirus is go…
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There was an article on the New York Times last week which caused a bit of a stir. It stated that children’s screen time has been “soaring during the p…
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On the benefits of repetition
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As we face yet another day in the same park, the same playground, the same muddy-shoe-routine, the same cold hands on frosty mornings, I couldn’t help …
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