The Child has taken to squirming her way between my thighs and trying to push me away from the hob as I attempt to cook. It usually ends with her lying on the kitchen floor writhing as though in great pain because I won’t pick her up while trying to rustle up a meal with […]
Maybe it’s just the friends I have on Facebook, but I’ve been seeing a lot of links to text and images that purport to help you raise a happy kid by changing the way you communicate with them. For example, instead of berating them when they spill food, you stay calm and say it needs […]
Last week: The Child all but demolished half a toasted cheese sandwich. This week: When presented with half a toasted cheese sandwich from the same café, I got the, “Are you insane, mother, trying to make me eat this pathetic excuse for food?! Give me a biscuit.” version of NO.
This is just a funny photo Pre-experiment observations: The Child breastfeeds to sleep every single night (except twice when we were on holiday and she was babysat and absolutely knackered from playing). This is fine and normal behaviour, but I want her dad to play a more important role at bedtime. She’s already asking for […]
It’s taken me a whole day to realise that I can turn a backpack on its side and slide the straps onto the handles of the stroller, adjusting them so it hangs like a Babymule. (Remember that a bag on the handles can tip the stroller backwards if it’s too heavy, so be careful. I […]