Hands up who has experienced bullying? At school? At work? In your friendship group maybe? It is scary how common it is and how it can impact your life immediately and then ripples out to later on. When I was a child at primary school and then as teenager, I was terribly bullied. I struggled … Continue reading Bullying
Yesterday, primary school places were announced to anxiously waiting parents, and I remember well how I felt last year waiting to hear that Wriggler had got into the village school. It felt like there was a lot of pressure to get school selection right, and parents I spoke to while doing my research were surprising … Continue reading Choosing the school that is right for your child
Haven't we all been there...that playgroup, baby class, school playground even, where you can see the mummies tribes and have to try and work out where you fit in? Me...I think I hover - I don't belong to a gang in the playground or playgroup - perhaps that is because I have a strong group … Continue reading Mummy tribes
Being a women, being a pregnant woman, being a pregnant mother are all areas of life that are fraught with judgement, difficulties and a fight for our rights. The right to have the same education opportunities as the boys. The right to be able to go to university. The right to vote. The right to … Continue reading Women’s rights
I was working at a senior level when I was pregnant with Wriggler. The pregnancy was actually straight forward and uncomplicated (bar a chorionic hematoma at eight weeks), but due to our earlier loss I was anxious while I carried Wriggler. The commute to the office wasn't great (those baby on board badges mean nothing … Continue reading Returning to work after maternity
I'm not talking about three children here - I just mean making that first decision to have try for a baby. When you make a commitment as a couple you will have had some conversations about children and what your future holds around that and hopefully you are on the same page, because then the … Continue reading Going from two to three…
Hello readers, Gosh I have been slacking of late with my blog haven't I?! Thing is, Fidget got a terrible cough and cold, and kindly shared his love with me...so since Christmas I have been battling feeling rubbish, with all the usual cold aches and pains. Thankfully, I am finally feeling better - just in … Continue reading Half term fun!
A friend of mine recently confessed that they had a miscarriage earlier this year and it really hit them hard. Not just because it was unexpected (the miscarriage), but because she already has a baby so knows her body can do it. How could it let her down and betray her so? Another friend of … Continue reading Rainbow Babies
How is it that you start one thing on your list and instead of getting that done, 10 more things get added to the list instead? Like, The Mr will ask for me to do something and now my response is: 'I'll add that to my list.'; usually that means the bottom of the list … Continue reading The constant list in my head
I've had a rough few nights lately, perhaps the worst in my parenting history. Wriggler and Fidget have both got the seal-like-bark-cough. They have been poorly before, but never in a coordinated attack. So thank god for calpol otherwise we would not have made it...but my supplies were running low this morning and I braved a … Continue reading I’m grumpy and tired so I’ll keep it short – but leave parent/child parking for those with kids!