This Too Shall Pass

I remember during one particularly tough phase of Rian’s first few months when he had colic, someone said to me ‘This too shall pass’ – and of course it does. I see it quite often in parenting groups; someone will ask for advice on dealing with some tricky new hurdle and usually all we can…

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Yesterday We Shouted

Yesterday was a tough day at the office. Toddlers are not easy people to understand, or reason with, because they  possess practically none of either thing. And yet I find myself arguing and trying to reason with one almost every day. And not just any toddler, my toddler. He’s the image of his dad but he’s a…

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A Year to the Day

Today marks one year to the day that we found out that our third frozen embryo transfer had worked, that I was officially pregnant. That our Alex existed! Anyone who has undergone fertility treatment will know the torture of that two week wait between the embryo being transferred and doing the test to find out if…

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The Toddler and the Newborn

I have a theory that when you have a baby, it’s natural to wonder SWEET JESUS WHAT WAS I THINKING repeatedly during the labour and birth, directly after the labour and birth, the first week when you’ve had about one hour sleep in total and can’t really move without pain…in fact pretty much all the time…

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Destination: Toddlerville

These days we are most definitely finding ourselves as established citizens of Toddlerville. The signs are very clear and popping up every day. Are we ready though?? No. New words are oncoming at a rate of knots (he’s a genius, naturally), he runs around like he owns the place – which, let’s face it, he…

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