Bed hopping

Being a parent brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bed hopping’. At university this had other connotations. Every morning you could spot the bed hoppers as they did their ‘walk of shame’ back to their own rooms. However, times change and as a parent if you spend the entire night in your own […]

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The Unwritten Mummy Commandments

So these are not written down as such but we all know and understand them…don’t we? I can’t decide… Thou shalt get thy child to share If you get a really polite pair of mums, you can end up with toddlers passing a toy between them potentially indefinitely. It’s a crucial element of the rules […]

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Breastfeeding Rates

I constantly see and hear things about breastfeeding rates in the UK being low. There are continuous campaigns to encourage mums to breastfeed their babies, highlighting all the benefits over bottle feeding. Often this is rammed down mothers throats and those that choose not to breastfeed or are unable to are made to feel inadequate. […]

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The Mummy Fever Manifesto

It occurs to me that manifestos exist in order to keep political parties and other bodies from straying from their initial intentions – a declaration of intentions and motives. I think motherhood has taught me that it is important to have in the back of your mind the type of parent you are striving to […]

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A word about socks

Socks on a newborn… total nightmare! When our newest little man isn’t wearing an outfit with in-built feet in it I am so tempted not to bother at all. That is however a dangerous game as it opens you up to a rampage of abuse from on-lookers who consider you a bad parent for not putting socks […]

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Parenting realities

It has occurred to me over the years that there are a number of harsh realities about parenting: The later you stay up, the earlier your children will wake If one child sleeps well, one or more of the others will not – it is a conspiracy Toys expand to fill any space available LEGO […]

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