I didn't expect my son, who is 2 years and 10 months old to notice things like skin colour and different types of hair from such an early age. I guess, since his parents look different, I'm of Indian descent and Dad's English but of Irish descent, he might have been a bit more aware … Continue reading Why I’m talking to my toddler about the colour of my skin
Expect the unexpected.
What advice would I give to Harry & Meghan or any other new parents-to-be? Well, read all the books, do the ante-natel classes and then expect the unexpected. It's true that nothing can prepare you for parenthood, even if you read lots of books and get lots of advice from other parents, it's very much … Continue reading Expect the unexpected.
Being apart from my twin gave me separation anxiety.
Watching my 18 month old son cry as I leave him with his childminder, is one of the hardest things I've experienced as a mum. He is usually fine after I've left and his lovely childminder distracts him with toys or other activities. She has told me this is the only time during the day … Continue reading Being apart from my twin gave me separation anxiety.
Where to buy those Halloween party essentials
A quick trip into my local town centre this morning and I was left in no doubt that Halloween, is just round the corner. It will be the first on in our house in Hertfordshire and I'm looking forward to putting a pumpkin outside to welcome the local treat or treaters. So where to go … Continue reading Where to buy those Halloween party essentials
Motherhood, the catalyst for reinvention
Stay-at-home mum, not a phrase I thought would apply to me. When I got married I knew I wanted children and since I was already in my mid-30s I knew I had to get on with it. I also knew that I really valued my job, the independence it brought me and I loved earning … Continue reading Motherhood, the catalyst for reinvention
The post-baby fog
Everyone warns you how exhausted you will be 'once the baby arrives.' I heard it A LOT but considering I was knackered in the final stages of pregnancy and regularly awake at 3am or 4am to pee I thought people were exaggerating. I was wrong. Oh how wrong I was. When you become a parent … Continue reading The post-baby fog
I love Netflix
There I've said it. I love Netflix. When I was expecting my son, quite a few people suggested we purchase a Netflix subscription. I didn't really understand why, probably because I gave birth in the spring and was out and about in a lot of parks when my son was 0-6 months and could be … Continue reading I love Netflix
A child’s take on diversity
Sometimes the most impromptu conversations get you thinking about what complications may lay ahead for your child. My sister and I were recently chatting over a cup of tea and she mentioned our mum had taken my niece to the park a couple of weeks ago and a little boy questioned her ethnicity. Well, it … Continue reading A child’s take on diversity