Like mama used to make.

I feel the need to be clear: I don’t think I am cool. At all. In fact I’ve got considerably less cool over the past year. In recent weeks I have mainly been seen manically pushing an infant in circles over the bumpiest bit of park I can find. Until the weather got better I…

To sleep or not cosleep

We had our 10 month development check this week. Being the first baby I wasn’t really sure what to expect: we received the questionnaire through and the cover letter said we should complete it in advance as practice… What was about to happen? I envisaged a sort of BBC3-esque tryout where health visitors across the…

In defense of child-friendly weddings

A very dear friend of mine got married last Christmas. As the youngest of four girls she has a lot of nieces and nephews, I forget how many, so it was inevitable that the festivities would have kids in, on and around them. What I hadn’t imagined was that a wedding could be such a…

40 weeks + 11

It’s official: my firstborn has been out longer than he was in.