In the light of Thursday's very sad news of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington's passing, I have seen a sea of messages pouring in from every angle of the Internet. Unfortunately, there are always those that leave a bad taste in your mouth. Words like "no sympathy", "selfish" and "inconsiderate". My question is, why have… Continue reading An open letter to those who perpetuate the stigma of mental health
So we are a long way in from the days of weaning and (touch wood!), our little 21-month-old diva has still shown no signs of struggles with food. I do often wonder, what has really made her this way, or why other parents seem to struggle with this aspect of parenthood. I've often been told… Continue reading Mum VS Food! My secret weapon for avoiding mealtime baby battles
I see you sitting there, sore, stiff, tender, and you just hopped onto this emotional rollercoaster of motherhood. Cry it out, you're allowed to. You will get through this night and soon you will be home in your safe haven. Concentrate on those beautiful flowers brightening up your view from the hospital window. Home time, you're… Continue reading “Soak up every moment”: A letter to my new-mum self
Given the amount of progress we've made in recent years with various topics that were once "hush hush", I always find myself coming back to the same overlooked topics. Stay-at-home dads is one of them. When our little lady was at the tiny age of 5 months, my partner went for a new job in a new… Continue reading Stay-at-home dads: Are today’s men really incapable of keeping a home together while minding children?
I'm just back from four nights away with my other half on a city break in Sicily, without child! It was hard to leave our little one, and although we video called every day to see her little face, the guilt was still there sitting in the back of my mind. Being asked "weren't you away… Continue reading Parent Shaming: why do we do it?
So you've booked that holiday, that very special one, your toddlers first! Exciting, daunting, worrying, all rolled into one. And that's just the part of getting the child through the airport! But seriously, it can and should be done. I promise! We took our (then) 19-month-old, last month, on a plane to… Continue reading Flying with a toddler: A practical guide