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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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10 times parents think they have control, but actually have none

We are the grown-ups, so we think we have ultimate control over our children, right? Wrong, we are totally beholden to their whims, moods and behaviour. Try as you might go fight it, the fact…

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How to survive a toddler

It was only a few months ago that your child was a teeny baby causing you grief at all hours of the night. Now you have a toddler on your hands, and while the nights…

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What I’ve learned in three years of parenting

Today marks three years since my eldest came screaming into our lives. It’s safe to say that nothing has been the same since, not least mummy’s lady parts. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1.…

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Why it’s OK not to feel #blessed every day

There are so many moments in parenthood when we are reminded to be grateful. Be grateful you have a happy baby, be grateful you have a healthy baby, be grateful to have a baby at…

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The perks of being a mum

As mums it’s easy to get your head stuck in the daily parenting routine and find yourself unable to see the wood for the trees. As a mum you tend to give and give and…

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The empty cup

When you spend all day long doing nothing but giving everything you have to two tiny terrors who then don’t even have the decency to say thank you, it’s pretty draining. They say you cannot…

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