Tag: Parenting

  • Danger Boob. Breastfeeding Part 2

    Danger Boob. Breastfeeding Part 2

    I did not think I was the sort of person to give their boobs nicknames until I breastfed, but then each of them developed its own personality quirks and method of trying to kill me or my baby.

  • Toilet Adventures

    Toilet Adventures

    This is, I regret to inform you, based on not just one true story but many.

  • Got Milk? Breastfeeding Part 1

    Got Milk? Breastfeeding Part 1

    Nothing can prepare you for waking up in the soft, glowy morning after having your first child—that one in the little plastic-walled bassinet next to your bed, wrapped up like an angelic bug in a hospital baby blanket—to the brick-wall reality that you are definitely already doing everything wrong…

  • The Bird

    The Bird

    Betrayed by my own blood.

  • Unexpected Things Babies Like

    Unexpected Things Babies Like

    I completely expected for them to like power points, grabbing the cat’s tail and throwing themselves from heights. I knew about those things. Following a crawling baby around stopping her from repeatedly headbutting every solid object she came across was not something I expected to be doing at all, let alone often.

  • Dribble


    Never a dull moment.

  • Baby Practice

    Baby Practice

    I mean, not right away, but when the crawling starts.

  • Parenting Tips No One Tells You (except me, of course) #1

    Parenting Tips No One Tells You (except me, of course) #1

    t took me an embarrassingly long time to work this out. I spent months in a ditch at the side of the park paths in over-sized coffee-stained jumpers staring enviously at all the put-together parents cruising around in sleek active-wear and looking like they’d actually showered and remembered about brushing their hair that morning .…

  • Loud Noises

    Loud Noises

    Yes, that is an accurate depiction of the hair she was born with. And fart volume she can achieve. I will have to get used to being outdone.