You bite me. In my head A stern voice Says ‘Enough’. You run around At bed time. A stern voice Shouts ‘Enough!’ You fling food On the floor A stern voice Yells ‘Enough’. You cry, again Head thrown back A stern voice Barks ‘Enough’ You wake, again At 4 am A stern voice Screams ‘Enough’ […]

“In every nursery there are ghosts. They are the visitors from the unremembered past of the parents; the uninvited guests at the christening” Selma Fraiberg  So far, I’ve written a lot about how important it is to trust your instincts. Today, just when you were getting comfortable, I’m going to turn that on its head. […]

A change is as good as a rest A shower’s as good as a rest A cuppa’s as good as a rest A swim is as good as a rest Fresh air is as good as a rest Nothing’s as good as a two hour nap

Stay awake, don’t rest your head Don’t lie down upon your bed While the moon drifts in the skies Stay awake, don’t close your eyes Though the world is fast asleep Though your pillow’s soft and deep You’re not sleepy as you seem Stay awake, don’t nod and dream Mary Poppins What is it with […]

My womb smells like pastrami I know it sounds quite barmy You arrived helped by an army Looking pink as a salami And you smelled like pastrami And because you are from me It makes so much sense, see (Well, they did butcher me)

It’s a sad fact but, after the chaos and commotion of birth and the first few days with a newborn, many women are left with regret and grief about the way their baby arrived in the world. It doesn’t matter how you gave birth, there are many and varied factors that might leave you feeling […]

“…the baby who is fed every time he cries will find it difficult or even impossible to accept the idea that rewards belong to those who work for them. If we teach our offspring to expect everything to be provided upon demand, we must admit the p…

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