TheMWord

Because it’s not all it’s cracked up to be

Home

March 31, 2016
chronic-pain

I Parent But I’m In Constant Pain

It isn’t something I write about often, my pain. Mostly because I don’t want to make this blog about my parenting journey into an eternal journal of whinging, but also in a slight denial aspect that if I don’t say it exists then it might go away any day now. That’s […]
March 22, 2016
bumps

How NOT To Get 3 Kids Ready In The Mornings

I awake to the sound of my baby’s sweet sounds as she wakes from her slumber. Again. I glanced at the time on my phone (who keeps proper alarm clocks, anyone?). It was 6:10am. This wasn’t too bad for her to wake. She had woken 3 hours before and at […]
June 25, 2015
swear-bubble

No One Warned Me My Kids Could Be Assholes

Being a parent has so far been an eye-opener and a complete shock to my system. It has been nothing like I ever thought or expected. I was so judgy pre-kids and rolled my eyes at tantruming kids and their frazzled parents blaming bad diet and a lack of discipline. […]
November 7, 2014
heartbooks-02

The Great Expectations Caused By Parenting Books

When my first child was a small baby I collected parenting books, convinced that one of them contained the secret to a full night’s sleep and a miracle cure for colic. They mostly lay unread as I was too tired to read them, but occasionally my husband or I would pick […]
January 30, 2014
ignore-02

1–800 How’s My Parenting?

Parenting. I know that by writing this I’m in danger of being labelled “one of those” parents. I’m not sure exactly what that means, which colour coded bin that I’ll be fitted neatly into, but it seems to me that as a parent every interaction that I have with my children […]
January 27, 2014
tantrum

Tantrums: Two Tales And A Little Advice To Onlookers

“It’s hard having tantrums” a wise two year old consoled my three year old lately, when he was mid tantrum. “Yeah” he sobbed and nodded in agreement, tears rolling down his cheeks. And I realised that she was speaking more sense than most adults when confronted with a tantrumming child. […]

Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter and find out as soon as there’s a new story…