The tired competition
I don’t think my husband and I are alone with the’who is more tired’ competition. Pre-children I don’t remember competing with my husband about such things. In fact, I laugh at the old me thinking I was tired if I had anything less than my 8 hours sleep! (I say laugh, a laugh cry!)
Now, well, now I know tired!! I have 2 children who both took just over a year before they slept through the night! And still now on average I am up at least once a night and they are 3 ½ and 2! So, we are seasoned pros at the who is more tired game.
A particular favourite of ours is when the morning comes and we both complain/ compete about being tired (in case you were wondering, it is of course always me!).read more
When the phrase, ‘I’m lucky’, should be banned
“My 11-month-old wakes so many times in the night! I’m exhausted and nothing I do works, any tips or anyone else experienced this?”
You will inevitably find a response like, “I’m lucky, we never had this problem, mine have always slept 7-7”
Why? Why say it? Why do people feel the need to share their ‘luck’ in this situation when another is desperately trying to find others that relate?
It’s not a new concept. I am sure every parent across the country feels like a top circus act, the amount of juggling involved with raising a modern family.
The question is how do we know we are getting it right? When we choose one thing over another are we making the right choice? Is the grass ever really greener?
The role of a lifetime
When I first daydreamed about having children I couldn’t wait to start a family. To cuddle my infant, to be the one to sooth their cries and to kiss any hurts better. I imaged a baby or small child who would need my help. I didn’t think past this point, or that maybe it wasn’t just them that would need me, but I would feel a need to always protect and care for themread more
Why mummy friends are so special
Before I had my children, some of my friends with little ones would talk about their ‘mummy friends’, I have to say I didn’t really get what the fuss was. It felt a bit like a little club I couldn’t be involved in because I didn’t have children. I was a little envious of…read more
Why you can never really have parenting sussed
Entering new phases in children’s lives is, I’m sure, nature’s way of saying ‘you think you’ve got this sussed, but I’m afraid your wrong’. Suddenly again the rules change and you don’t really know the game you are playing, let alone the perimeters. You have a baby; your world turns upside down and you quickly…read more
Letter to new mums
Dear new mummy, First let me start by saying congratulations! You have a baby! How does it feel being someone’s mummy? What a massive change. You are now on life’s longest and most important apprentice and so far, you are doing a wonderful job. You have brought a life into the world!! You are bloody…read more
How dirty is too dirty?
This is not what you think… I’m talking about clothes. Since becoming a mum my standards, when it comes to dirty clothes, have certainly gone down. And not just a bit. Long gone are the days I would whip off an outfit at the mere hint of a mark (by whip off, I mean at…read more