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Why listening to a toddler learn to talk should blow your mind

Why listening to a toddler learn to talk should blow your mind

I’ve been thinking about how amazing language is lately. Language is what makes us human. Sure, other animals can communicate, but not like we can. Humans can take a word (like ‘cat’) which sounds nothing like the noise a cat makes when you say it, and […]

My toddler controls my life

My toddler controls my life

“I’m going to go make a pee-pee,” I said to Adrian. “Okay,” he said, not even acknowledging the fact that I’d just used the term ‘pee-pee’ when our daughter wasn’t in the room. Because this is just what we do now. We have become those […]

Are dads funnier than mums?

Are dads funnier than mums?

I have a confession to make: I don’t know what my daughter’s first word was. I mean, the first recognisable thing that she came out with was ‘dada’, like most babies. But she used it indiscriminately at first, so it didn’t really count. Everything was […]

Is my toddler Hodor?

Is my toddler Hodor?

My daughter thinks everything is dada.

Raising a (kind of) bilingual baby

The Popple’s learning Spanglish. Spanish, not so much.

Mum or Mom?

When I found out that I was having the Popple, I had a big decision to make – would I be a mum or a mom? I have a mom because I grew up in America, but I’ve been living in the UK for most […]

How to talk to a Popple

The Popple has started to talk. Not in words, obviously, but she’s started to make sounds other than high-pitched wails, which is nice. We have conversations sometimes. They mostly go like this: Popple: Aaa! Me: Aaa? Popple: Aaa goo! Me: Aaa goo? Popple: *Farts* Me: […]