Just One Thing

It’s been a while since I blogged myself, but I just wanted to make sure you’ve seen the Just One Thing series. One of the things I frequently hear from new parents is just how much conflicting advice there is out there. At the same time, while you...
Oh

Oh

Let’s face it, the first days of parenthood are far from plain sailing. You’re learning how to completely look after another, very important, human being who cannot tell you what they need, while healing from an often arduous physical feat and dealing with the many...
Fourmonthitis

Fourmonthitis

(or threemonthitis…or fivemonthitis)The days of pacing up and down the hallway at witching hour are a distant memory. Your baby has naturally fallen into a fairly consistent pattern of feeding and sleeping. You’re feeling proud that you have learned to spot those...
Ghost Busting

Ghost Busting

“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...
The Obligatory Sleep Post

The Obligatory Sleep Post

Stay awake, don’t rest your headDon’t lie down upon your bedWhile the moon drifts in the skiesStay awake, don’t close your eyesThough the world is fast asleepThough your pillow’s soft and deepYou’re not sleepy as you seemStay awake, don’t nod and dreamMary PoppinsWhat...
Behind the Blank Slate

Behind the Blank Slate

“Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas. How comes it to be furnished?” (John Locke, 1690)Watching that tiny, wise face, it is hard to believe that there was once a time when we thought of babies as...