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


September 22, 2016

The Innocent Moment Where I Failed My Daughter

My daughter is beautiful; she is a radiant being who emanates her inner joy and wears her heart on her sleeve. She is beyond compare. My breath regularly catches in my throat when I catch sight of her at random moments and am stunned by her, the way she holds […]
September 22, 2016

Time Out, Please….We’re Sooo Tired

I really feel like I’ve been a good sport. When my son was diagnosed, I wept, I got angry, I sought out someone to blame, I felt awfully sorry for my son, my family and myself… but only for like, a week! Then I showered, bought some Este Lauder double-wear […]
September 18, 2016

The Trials And Tribulations Of Neverending Laundry

Like many stay at home parents a significant part of my day is taken up with laundry. Sorting clothes, jamming them into the washing machine, sorting again, hanging on the line/clothes airer, putting some into the tumble dryer, sorting (yet again), folding, ironing and putting away. ‘Its not like you […]
September 11, 2016

How To Wake A Baby

Just follow these simple steps… Sit down Lie down Close your eyes Boil the kettle Attempt to eat or drink Whisper Make a phone call Look at Facebook Send a text Originally published at on September 11, 2016.
September 8, 2016

Eat Your Greens! Oh, Wait, You’re A Toddler

The current trend for eating dinner in my house involves either plain rice, mashed potato (if we’re lucky) or pasta with sauce. The tiny lady will also concede to eating fish fingers or chicken goujons. Anything even remotely resembling a vegetable is considered completely unacceptable. I have been trying all […]
September 5, 2016

How To Keep Your Shit Together As A New Mama

When you were pregnant, all your energy, thoughts and resources went into feeling as good as you possibly could, and into your impending birth! Your mind wasn’t that focused on how you were going to manage life once baby arrived. No doubt you thought you were going to sail through […]


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