Monthly Archives: February 2014

Keep the R in your DVR a secret

The Husband definitely needs to get on the Beta Parenting wagon, and fast. The Child is not stupid. He showed her we can play her pre-recorded favourite television programmes, so she shouts and shouts “Piggle! Piggle! Garden!” (In the Night Garden) or “Lau lau! Nok Nok!” (Waybuloo) until we react. The only thing that can […]

A note on baby-led weaning

The Child at just under six months, trying a slice of cucumber Baby-led weaning should just be called “I can’t be arsed to cook and purée extra food”. Sure, I bought an ice cube tray and tried putting pre-cooked vegetables in it for exactly one day. Those vegetables sat there in the freezer, undefrosted and […]

Cook: Bahamian chicken soup, aka souse

This recipe is a lazy version of my sister’s souse* and Bahamas Vacation Guide. It’s a lovely, light broth and great for baby-led weaning. I first tried souse (of a turkey variety) at a farmers’ market* in Nassau. It was delicious. I made mine in the morning while The Child was watching television. Prep shouldn’t […]

How to feel completely helpless as a parent

In the scheme of not-really-scary things happening to your child that look really bloody scary, fits / convulsions rank right up there. You are helpless and totally freaking out the first time your child’s eyes glaze over before they fall over and start shaking. The Child had her first fit post-norovirus, and we spent an […]