It’s a long running joke; “babies! They don’t come with a manual you know!”. Oh if only that were true. A few seconds on google and you can find literally millions of books, articles, websites etc etc all proffering instructions from child rearing “experts” most claiming that their methods are backed up by “scientific evidence”. But here’s… Continue reading The Scientific Manual for Mums
Mummy: Hello Evelyn, did you have a nice nap? Evelyn: Oh yes! I saw Dinosaurs!!! M: oooo Did you? Where? E: (to the tune of Wind the Bobbin Up): There’s a Dinosaur There’s a Dinosaur Look! Look! Rar Rar Rar (repeat) There’s one on the ceiling There’s one on the floor There’s one on the… Continue reading Conversations With My Two Year Old
Yesterday was one of those mornings every parent of small children has experienced many times over. You wake up heavy with tiredness and the cold that’s been threatening for days. As you blearily fumble in the bedside cabinet for tissues and any drugs you can find, you say a tiny, pathetic, hopeless prayer to any god who… Continue reading Love in a Time of Sniffles
or, How to Fail An NCT Class. This article apeared on the BBC website last week, if you are Geeky enough to follow me on twitter you may have already seen me “tweeting” it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15106523 The writer claims that antenatal classes can leave women unprepared for caesarian births and perpetuate the myths surrounding them, with… Continue reading Myths, Legends and Caesarean Sections
It doesn’t seem possible that another year has gone by already, and yet one year old Evelyn seems very, very long ago. This time last year she couldn’t walk and could only manage a few words, most of them duck related, last week, after nursery, I sat down and had a conversation with her. Ok… Continue reading When We Were Two
As I left off talking about holidays, I may as well pick up there. This Summer we braved our first ever family foreign holiday, it was also our first fly-n-flop style package holiday, not that there could be much flopping with Evelyn around! Things I have learnt from this experience: 1- Never get seats 21… Continue reading The Water in Menorca
Oh my it’s been a long time again, since my last post. We’ve had more work done on the house, braved our first family foreign holiday, had close encounters with monkeys, Evelyn has turned two (yes I know! how the heck did that happen) and Fred and I have learnt to kite surf*! I’m not… Continue reading Peek -a- Boo!