Birthday Confessions of a 1 Year Old

1. I don’t really understand what a birthday is, but judging by the behaviour of all the grown-ups on my birthday I think it must be a day when grown-ups behave like children. Continue reading

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

Making Plans with the Girls: Pre-babies vs Post-babies

We all know how difficult it is to arrange a social gathering of any kind when there are multiple people involved. Particularly if those people are spread out around different parts of the country. It’s hard enough to get a date everyone can do even when everybody is childless and only really has themselves to think about it. Fast forward a few years to a time when there are offspring involved and things can get very tricky indeed. Continue reading