The great unhoming of home

We’re all feeling uprooted at the moment. We’re living in a kind of limbo. Someday – hopefully soonish – we’ll be uprooting our family from…

Competition for resources (or stupid reasons you …

  – Gah, I’m so tired. – YOU’RE tired? I’m the one who had to get up twice for the kids last night. – I’ve…

May you always be this brave

‘I don’t want to have babies,’ Nell announces, pretty regularly. She’s only four, and it makes me smile that, although she’s quite happy to swaddle…

How to survive the Furious Fours (kinda)

It’s been a truly horrible morning. Who knew that buttoning a cardigan could cause so much anger, frustration and distress? But it can when there’s…

A mother’s CV

Mummy Curriculum vitae PERSONAL STATEMENT Dedicated, hard-working and supremely adaptable individual seeks more credit for doing a bloody hard job seven days a week.  …

Boys don’t cry

Boys don’t cry. Any boy-mama knows this isn’t true. My 5-year-old son cries with the best of them. And I’m cool with that. But does…

How tickling can teach your toddlers about …

It’s International Day of the Girl. Hoorah! Wait. What does that mean? Well, it’s something the UN started five years ago: “The day aims to…