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So, the toddler ‘mine’ phase is super fun

So, the toddler ‘mine’ phase is super fun

One morning I got into an argument with my toddler about porridge. More specifically, about porridge ownership. “Do you want some porridge for breakfast?” I asked. “Yeah.” “Okay.” [Opened the cupboard to get the oats] “Want Weetabix instead.” “You want Weetabix? That’s fine. Mummy is […]

How I became an accidental extended breastfeeder

How I became an accidental extended breastfeeder

When I first got my boobs out to feed my baby, I had no idea I’d still be doing it nearly two years later. TWO YEARS. I didn’t think my boobs were going to get through two months of breastfeeding, and yet here they are, still […]

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 […]

Why I’m grateful for my not-so-terrible toddler

Why I’m grateful for my not-so-terrible toddler

I was Googling something parenting-related recently, as you do when you have access to a magic machine that holds all the answers, except there are way too many of them and they often contradict each other, and in the middle of searching for our answers […]

My toddler is breaking my back

My toddler is breaking my back

Dear Popple, It’s very sweet that you want to be attached to me at all times. I know that you’re happiest when I’m holding you in my arms within grabbing distance of my hair. I like making you happy. It’s my most important job in […]

How to tame the toddler tantrum beast

How to tame the toddler tantrum beast

Lost: One feisty but ultimately manageable toddler. Found: One feral little tantrum beast. The tantrum beast’s likes: Getting what she wants. And bread. The tantrum beast is a bread fiend. The tantrum beast’s dislikes: Having her nappy changed Getting dressed Going into her cot Taking […]

The joys of toddler wearing

The joys of toddler wearing

Baby wearing has a sort of sweetness to it. The baby is snuggled against your chest, the place where the feel the most safe. They are so attached to you as to almost feel like a part of you, their chest rising and falling with […]

Gifts from my daughter

Gifts from my daughter

I gave my daughter the gift of life. She, in turn, gives me a crumb. At least I think it’s a crumb. It might be a fuzz, or a bit of a leaf. In any case, she found it on the carpet. I really should […]