• It’s not just you, motherhood IS hard

    Whoever claims to find motherhood a breeze is either lying or someone with the patience of a saint crossed with an actual god on earth.  Motherhood is hard. The other day I took my daughters for a day out at a local country park. It has animals, different play parks, dinosaur statues, fairy doors, play

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  • Are you ready to have kids?

    I was so ready to have kids, until I actually went ahead and had kids.  I had waited until I was old enough to have built a successful career, but not so old that I would struggle to conceive.  I had also planned ahead financially – making sure the maternity leave policy was favourable and

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  • Being mean mummy

    I was in a race against time to get my daughters to bed the other day. They were throwing out delaying tactics left, right and centre. I wasn’t having any of it.  Bath. Book. Bed. Now.  The fun parent would have indulged them in one more game of hide-and-seek. The fun parent would have let

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  • Why I find playing with my kids boring

    I feel like I need to begin this post with a huge disclaimer. I love my children. I love being with them. I think they are awesome. But, I am 35 years old. My kids are one and three. My idea of fun, and their idea of fun, are two very different things.  This clash

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  • Why we cannot escape mum guilt

    The first experience of mum guilt often happens before we have even had the baby. You’re out with friends for a meal and you decide to order a glass of wine. Even if everyone, including the waiter, schools their faces into a perfectly blank expression of non-judgement, you still feel that stab of guilt. We

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  • One day it will be the last time

    As I picked up my youngest for the 7,456,788th time the other day (I kid you not), I had a thought. One day it will be the last time I pick her up. I don’t know when that day will come. It’s certainly not just around the corner. But eventually we will be at a

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  • 10 pieces of rubbish baby advice you need to ignore

    No sooner have you popped your new baby out, then a wave of advice, remarks and “helpful” observations will start coming your way. If you’re not careful, you will start drowning in it. Some remarks are laughable and others can be just downright upsetting. As a new mum your emotions are all over the place

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  • The broken promises of parenting

    Do you ever get to the end of a trying day and promise yourself that you will do better tomorrow? Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to hang your head in utter shame? The only way I console myself is to vow that tomorrow will be different. Tomorrow will

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  • When it comes to parental leave, I’m not sharing

    Let me clarify right off the bat that I am a feminist and I am all for progression in favour of equality. I absolutely applaud the introduction of shared parental leave, I think it’s a brilliant way to level the playing field for working parents. I think what happens to mums when they go on

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