You seem to think I got pressured and arm-twisted into spending my time with small children. It may shock you to know that all these little people that I call my own didn’t come as a surprise. We actually made them ourselves. Awesome. I know, right? My husband doesn’t lock me into the house each day.… Continue reading Dear Stranger, who is so thankful to not live my life
Dear tired Me, You will spend a full night in your bed again. A full, uninterrupted night. Spooning with the love of your life. Fingers intertwined. Tonight is not that night. You have four kids. Set realistic expectations for yourself, and start accepting what your heart has already has embraced—that you need sleep at night,… Continue reading A reminder letter to myself—stop losing sleep over your children’s sleep
This post for all mums and dads. This is for all those who are fearless and have the audacity to be honest. With themselves. With their peers. With everyone around them. Us parents are terrible in the sense that we are constantly trying to outdo each other and be better than the person next to us. And… Continue reading Good Parents have bad days
Prepare baby’s food Check temperature (and burn your mouth because you microwaved the s**t out of it. Again!) Cool down food. Placing baby in high chair will be quite like struggling with an octopus. Put bib around baby’s neck. Stop baby from chocking himself as he tries to pull if off again. Insist baby wears… Continue reading Feeding Your Baby – 50 Easy Steps
Just before getting into the shower I catch a little glimpse of my reflection in the mirror. I grimace. I look away quickly, and cringe a little never being entirely happy with what I see. Body image is a beast for new mamas. How we look goes hand in hand with how we feel. And… Continue reading I love my babies. Now I am learning to love my body.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was secretly hoping for a girl. Having grown up with two sisters, girls was all I knew. Having a girl meant being able to fall back on my own memories to guide me as a first-time mother. It was known territory. I knew how to be… Continue reading What you need to know if you’re raising boys
Before I became a parent, I had certain ideas of what kind of a mother I wanted to be. Those ideas were fairly vague initially, but nonetheless I had a list as long as my arm of things that I knew I would NEVER do. I wasn’t going to be THAT mum. I wasn’t going… Continue reading Things I will never do for my kids
Parenting is fun. Fact. It is like a Perpetuum Mobile of pleasure, delight and enjoyment. Spontaneous giggles. Unexpected annotations. (Or in the case of my 5 year old – rolling commentary.) Unpredicted situations. Infinite trials and tribulations. As a parent you gotta be on your toes. You gotta think fast. You have to have foresight… Continue reading Play Hard or go Home – Parenting for Pros