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This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learnt throughout this parenting experiment: put grumpy kids in water.
I complain about my children. I complain about my children often. I complain when they don’t sleep. I complain when they cry for hours on end. I complain when they create nappies that make me feel ill. Sometimes I complain … Continue reading
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
Recently the community midwives have stressed me out about the baby’s size and my blood pressure being too low and my blood pressure being too high. I hadn’t had a look at my notes for a while so I looked … Continue reading
I started writing this blog post a few weeks ago when the event actually happened but it didn’t get finished for various reasons. Better late than never! Toward the end of term a new cover teacher started at the school … Continue reading
Today I was sent this link to a YouTube video by Penn & Teller. It’s flipping brilliant and I urge you to watch it. The vaccination debate makes me so angry. Hopefully the absolute weirdos in this video will help … Continue reading
One of my jobs involves providing pastoral care in a college of Further Education. I’m responsible for two courses made up of around a hundred female students, two thirds of whom are under nineteen. When they were eventually brave enough … Continue reading
Fifteen years after Andrew Wakefield’s MMR hoax Britain has been left in a dangerous position. Around 600 cases of Measles have been confirmed in Wales, and 400 of those have been in the last month. As well as the sense … Continue reading
After I had Ted I was fortunate enough to be able to take a full year’s maternity leave. It was a struggle financially but I didn’t miss a second of his early development. I was there when he rolled over … Continue reading