Category Archives: Difficulties

An important lesson to learn

This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learnt throughout this parenting experiment: put grumpy kids in water. Advertisements

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Terrible Mums and Brilliant Dads

I was bemoaning Ted’s fussy eating habits this evening, as I do most evenings, and I commented that I felt like a terrible Mum, as I do most evenings, when my husband’s reply took me by surprise. Because he was … Continue reading

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Peer Support

When I had Ted I felt completely lost. I knew how to look after babies so I thought everything would be fine, but those babies weren’t my baby and I didn’t know how different it would be. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapy

I’ve mentioned before, although not in any great detail, that I’m concerned about Ted’s speech development. I’ve swung between hugely panicked and completely in denial but I’ve always resisted doing much about it. We did decide, when we got the … Continue reading

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Happy new routine…?

We’re a week in to 2014 now and I haven’t written a standard Happy New Year blog because, quite frankly, I think the whole thing is a load of rubbish. To me New Year’s Eve is just a night filled … Continue reading

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The most irritating things about babies

Babies. They’re great. They have those big eyes and squidgy nappy-bums. Their cheeks are chubby and their little fingers are just beautiful. But they’re also really bloody annoying. Don’t get me wrong; I love my boys. Watching Ted play or … Continue reading

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Nursery

BabyDaddy and I recently made the difficult decision to take Ted out of nursery. If I found it difficult to send him in the first place it was nothing to the guilt of taking him out, knowing he enjoyed it. … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding

I wrote this post a few weeks ago but didn’t feel ready to share it until now. It’s still hard to find the courage to press the ‘publish’ button but I think it’s important. Be gentle. When I had Ted … Continue reading

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From only child to big brother

Ted’s now been a big brother for over a week and he seems to have accepted that Ben’s not going anywhere. You may recall I was worried about a lot of things when I was pregnant and one of the … Continue reading

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38 weeks & useless

Today marks 38 weeks so some time between now and four weeks’ time I will have met my little boy. 28 days doesn’t sound very long but I’ve been having contractions on and off for over a week so every … Continue reading

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