Category Parenting

17 weeks

A new milestone. Playing peek-a-boo and Pip laughs. — A day or so later, she found her toes.

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I can’t believe I used to hold down a full time job. These days I feel like the day has been an achievement if I am dressed, pumped some milk, done some washing and got out of the house for a walk. I can’t believe I used to bill clients 5 hours of time a […]

On children

On Children by┬áKahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their […]

On sleep loss

Last night I was awoken from my slumber by a baby shrieking. I had gone to sleep at 11pm and judging from how shit I felt when I realised I’d been disturbed, I thought it must have been about 5am. It wasn’t. It was 2am. I lay there for a few minutes listening to the […]

Maria Lally’s ‘I was happier before I had children’

Maria Lally writes a rather sad article in this week’s Grazia about feeling that she doesn’t love motherhood. She describes motherhood as a chore and how she feels she was happier before she had her daughter. Apparently there are some incredibly happy moments but by and large she seems to begrudge motherhood and feel her […]

Would you: Attend Parenting Lessons…?

I read this morning that there is a proposal to trial a scheme in 4 areas which offers parenting classes to parents with children under 5. From what I could find out, one of the areas that the government proposes to trial this is Camden, North London, where Husband and I once lived several years […]