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My pre-schooler wants to get a job

My pre-schooler wants to get a job

“When I’m big – like when I’m four – I’m going to go to work,” my three-year-old informed me. I informed her that she still has another year and a half of nursery, followed by 12 years of school, probably followed by at least four […]

Why do British babies cry so much?

Why do British babies cry so much?

A new study shows that British babies cry more than babies almost anywhere else in the world. So, if like me, you spent most of the first few months of your baby’s life going, “Err…is it normal for them to be screaming this much?” Yes, apparently […]

The myth of the myth of the painful birth

The myth of the myth of the painful birth

You may have seen the article, ‘The myth of the painful birth – and why it’s not nearly so bad as women believe,’ doing the rounds on social media recently. As someone who has given birth – drug-free, because I’m an idiot – I can […]

How crap TV got me through the newborn days

How crap TV got me through the newborn days

I was looking back at my daughter’s first few months with fondness the other day. Not holding her tiny little hands or those snuggly newborn cuddles on my chest, but all the Netflix I watched. Oh man, was there a lot of Netflix. She did little […]