Sleep deprived? It's for the best. Feeling touched out? Just par for the course. Stifled, depressed and lonely? This too shall pass.
Wait until the very final moment before announcing they need to pee It was this that planted the seed for this blog post in my mind, when I almost wet myself after waiting until the end of a film before making the necessary trip. I realised, actually, I do that all the time. If three decades... Continue Reading →
When body image is discussed alongside the subjects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, it tends to appear the context of the woman's feelings about her changing body and the impact that her altered body image might have upon the breastfeeding journey. Rarely, if ever, do I hear the next bit taken into consideration. When a woman has... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: This post is not an attempt to persuade mothers that they should be in paid work, or a suggestion that this is in any way better than staying at home. For what it's worth, I have been a stay-at-home mum for most of my parenting 'career'. This is aimed at stay-at-home parents who are considering... Continue Reading →
I get asked this question a lot. Other variations include: Why did you have a fourth child? Is having four kids much harder than three? Do you ever regret having a fourth child? Do you think you'll have any more? We decided to try for a fourth child when our then-youngest was coming up to... Continue Reading →
by Holly Joseph “You realise they’ve been gone 25 minutes aye?” I checked the clock. Time had lapsed faster than it was supposed to but I was not concerned like Sally seemed to be. Still, I shimmied my jandals onto my feet. A throaty song – two native tui – resonated from the Whekī branches... Continue Reading →
This infographic represents a simple social story technique used often with children on the autistic spectrum. I designed this to work with my own son when were we experiencing some problems with his concept of personal space. Social stories were invented by Carol Gray as a method of helping autistic children to develop better social... Continue Reading →
Should I vaccinate my child? What on earth is baby led weaning? What is the optimum temperature for my child's bedroom? Does breastfeeding increase intelligence, or is fed really best? Is smacking abusive or necessary? Should I home school? Is gluten bad for my child? What about dairy? Red meat? ... You cannot escape the... Continue Reading →