The One Where Friends Taught Us All About Babies

As a nineties/noughties teen I loved (or rather – still love) Friends more than is probably acceptable. So did all my friends. It made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us feel better about ourselves and it taught us a lot of valuable life lessons. (Like, if you ever get stung by a jellyfish you should pee on yourself. I’ve got that one safely filed away in case the situation ever presents itself!)

Now, looking back on it as a parent myself, I can see it actually taught us a few timeless truths about parenting along the way, too. Continue reading

Nursery Nerves

Right now my little boy is at nursery having his first settling in session. A little while ago I dropped him off, and as I got him out of his car seat I said to him, “Are you going to be a brave boy today?” In hindsight I should probably have actually said to myself – “Are you going to be a brave Mummy today?Continue reading

The Perks of Childhood

There have been times in the past that I’ve looked at our cat and thought, in all seriousness, ‘I’d quite like to swap places with you today’. Admittedly it is only ever a fleeting fancy. Normally when I’ve got a particularly tiring or stressful day at work ahead of me, while the cat is curled up on the sofa from where he need not move all day unless he wants some food. The thought of curling up and not moving is very appealing at times. For the most part being a cat would probably get pretty boring though. I mean they don’t do much, do they?

Nowadays though I have someone else to project this envy onto- my baby! Sometimes, being a kid looks like so much fun. (While being an adult just isn’t as exciting.) Continue reading