Monthly Archives: March 2014

How do you deal with tantrums?

You just can’t do anything right, Mummy There are lots of things I’ve tried to learn from those who have children slightly older than The Child, and these projects are undertaken in stages. Currently, my latest research involves the developmental phase known as the Terrible Twos, otherwise known as temper tantrums because they aren’t getting […]

Have my soup and eat it

Can I just say I’m getting really tired of this “I love soup!” / “I hate soup!” schizophrenia thing that’s going on? If we’re having soup and The Child acts like Gordon Ramsey in Kitchen Nightmares (without swearing — at least I assume she’s not swearing with all that babbling going on), the menu ain’t […]

“So, is The Child sleeping through the night yet?”

She naps like a champ We get asked that every time we hear from The Mother-In-Law. The best The Child has ever managed is six hours, and that was only last week. Then she woke me up at 3am and nursed like a fiend till 7. I am a firm believer that all babies are […]

Cook: Purple sprouting broccoli pasta

Following this pasta recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall more or less as instructed turns out a quick and tasty meal. But as The Child isn’t too enamoured with chilli, I left it out. You’ll need: Pasta (we were given a 500g pack of organic penne and used about two-thirds) Broccoli, purple sprouting or otherwise A few […]

Find the dinosaurs, look at the sparkles

In The Child’s first year of life, I part-filled a few empty plastic drink bottles with rice, pasta, dried beans, and beads so she could shake them around and be delighted by them. Now she’s older they’ve been neglected a bit, so I thought I might try something else, as per this family’s much more […]