Rookie Mom: A Pretty Ordinary Day

4.00am - "MAMA! I'm awake! Look, it's a morning! What's today?" Stumbling out of bed, I switch on the kettle. One bottle of rooibos tea with honey, one bottle of formula, one cup of green tea. The boys and I lie on the couch sipping on our beverages of choice, while I play "This Little … Continue reading Rookie Mom: A Pretty Ordinary Day


Are You a Terrible Parent?

Last week, I was informed by a perfect stranger in a public place that I was a terrible parent. When a woman you have never met and knows nothing about you gives you such an astute observation, you take it seriously. Even after thinking about our constructive conversation for three days, I was still unsure. … Continue reading Are You a Terrible Parent?

Our Top 10 Children’s Shows…On YouTube.

Obviously, my children don't ACTUALLY watch YouTube. They've also never eaten Flings, they always greet strangers warmly and bring me tea in bed when I ring a bell. Like most pre-parenthood-know-it-alls, my kids were never going to even look at devices with screens. But until I can sit on the loo without a small child trying to … Continue reading Our Top 10 Children’s Shows…On YouTube.