A meditation on wooden toys

Or: Feelings when your 21 year old scribbles on the £90 “open ended play” wobbel board (my gift to him on his first birthday). When this happens to your natural wobbel and it doesn’t come off… – It doesn’t affect usage – it still functions perfectly as a wobbly board and slide and baby doll…

Transporting a kid

I’ve been meaning to write for a while about the rabbit hole that is… (Cue spooky music, it is Halloween after all!) Transporting a child. Now, before I had a baby I had not given much thought to it. I assumed I would get a pram (or stroller as Americans call them, or buggy or…

Why are all celebs so bloody fertile?!

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan! I am really happy for them. BUT… Why are all celebs so bloody fertile?! As if it wasn’t enough that all friends seem to get up the duff as soon as the ink is dried on the marriage certificate, the slew of celebs in their late 30s who seem…

How to eat vegetarian on holiday

So I may not have mentioned but I ended up going full veggie a few months ago. I’d been sort of mainly vegetarian but then decided it was hypocritical to continue eating meat when B doesn’t eat meat. (T does but I wanted B to make his own decision about meat. As a child I…

Reblog: It turns out I have more to say.

It turns out I have more to say. It turns out I have more to say. — Read on iambeggingmymothernottoreadthisblog.com/2018/09/26/it-turns-out-i-have-more-to-say/

Taming the inner parental tiger

We are on holiday. It’s B’s first ever summer holiday, at 20 months. He had seen a beach before, but it was in Wales and it was freezing so I don’t think it counts. Of course for our first week (thankfully, I guess, only half a week) we had some pretty bad weather. It’s a…