Tag Archives: parenting

mothering without my mother

My mum died of breast cancer when I was 10 years old. Losing a parent so young is the antithesis of the gift that keeps on giving. Every special occasion, every achievement, every milestone in my life is a reminder … Continue reading

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fake it ’til you make it

The most memorable piece of parenting advice my dad gave me is also the one I fall back on most frequently. I think it’s actually one of The Parent’s best-kept secrets, and I’m going to share it with you. Prepare … Continue reading

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twinfaces

These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all:

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i used to be a gentle parent

Before my second pregnancy, I definitely considered myself a gentle parent. I had one relatively easy toddler who had not yet reached the difficult stage of doing the exact opposite of everything I said. I didn’t get much sleep, but … Continue reading

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book review: sweet sleep

I was recently asked by publishing house Pinter and Martin to review a copy of a new book about baby and toddler sleep: Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. I love this book. Despite the plethora of baby … Continue reading

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