This article was originally posted on Selfish Mother. There is a lot said about the negatives of parenting toddlers these days. The tantrums and endless questions. The relentless mess and threat of accidents. A complete lack of privacy and the constant anxiety that you’re not ‘doing it right’. But whilst there are many downsides, there … Continue reading Pros to having a toddler
A year ago today was my due date. To be honest, I had almost forgotten what it felt like to be pregnant. I know, how could I have forgotten *insert monkey holding head in hands emoji* but all the amazing, positive memories I've had since seem to have blocked out all my painful pregnancy and … Continue reading You can’t hurry l-abour…
This year, I was lucky enough to be able to take eight months maternity leave from work. Whilst this precious time off with my daughter was absolutely the best time of my life so far, I was also keen to get back to ‘reality’ and the job that I love and had worked hard to get. I went along to … Continue reading A false start…The reality of returning to work after maternity leave
"A party. A proper party...for a one year old? Why don't you just be sensible and have a little tea party for family and close friends? I think a proper party for a one year old is a bit ridiculous. Who do you think you are? What a total waste of money." As soon as … Continue reading To party or not to party?
Room temperatures Before I had my daughter, I had absolutely zero knowledge (or interest) in what temperature a room should be. I'm now OBSESSED with it. As well as having a fancypants baby monitor that checks the room temperature in my daughters room, I also check the back up Groegg in there all the time, … Continue reading Five things I never thought about before becoming a mama…
I remember worrying about what I was going to do with all those days. Seven whole months. Well, eight including the full month that I sat on my arse watching Netflix and repeatedly Googling 'How to start your labour', whilst I impatiently awaited her arrival. I worried about how I wouldn't be able to switch off from … Continue reading Goodbye, maternity leave
Before I had my daughter, I said a lot of stupid sh*t about being a parent. I judged others on their parenting skills and made bold, frankly ridiculous statements about how I was going to parent when I had zero experience of being one... I will never dress my daughter in pink I'm not a … Continue reading I will never dress my daughter in pink…and other stupid shit I said before becoming a mama