B-P and I were at a local soft play centre recently. Like most soft plays it’s an overly lit, primary coloured world of hell, but she loves it. Since we started going her agility and confidence has grown in buckets. Especially since I started reading a lot about helicopter parenting (and realising that I was very much … More Random Mum: please think before you judge, and definitely before you say it!
Last week I was moaning to a friend. Less of a moan really, more a venting of frustrations. It was a particularly low day for me and I was feeling pretty worn out. My beautiful little Button-Pusher was on amazing form, and really baffling me with her ability to make me laugh out loud one … More Is your bucket empty?
Lately I am reminded of an incident I witnessed on a bus, when I was about 5 months pregnant. I watched a young mum shout at her toddler. She was short-tempered, her tone bordering on aggressive, her face and body language full of frustration and annoyance. I don’t remember what the child had done to provoke such a response from … More Don’t judge: it might happen to you