For anyone who follows Dress Like A Mum on Instagram, you’ll know that mum of two Zoë is always smiling. Always! I don’t think I can remember a photo of her without a smile on her face. For anyone who doesn’t know about Dress Like A Mum, it’s Zoë’s campaign to change the bad image … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Dress Like A Mum!
Claire Kirby writes a parenting blog called Life Love and Dirty Dishes. I think I first became aware of it when I read a post entitled We Are Not Rivals, a really beautiful piece of writing that every mum should read. Its message is simply that however we choose to raise our babies, be it … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Claire Kirby from Life Love & Dirty Dishes.
If you’re a parent, and a fan of social media, then chances are you have chanced upon the wonderful Sketchy Muma and her beautiful drawings depicting the ups and downs of motherhood. I first discovered Anna’s work when my little Button-Pusher was about two, and her pictures about pregnancy and those heady newborn days brought back such … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Sketchy Muma AKA Anna Lewis
Recently, after chatting to someone about my blog, they told me that their kids had never pushed their buttons because, “my kids never had tantrums”. But I don’t think that’s what button-pushing is. See the thing is, my daughter doesn’t really tantrum either. She’s nearly four, and we’ve been unbelievably lucky, in that she doesn’t … More What is button pushing anyway?
It’s been ages since I talked to any mamas or papas about having their buttons pushed. But as we’ve just had Christmas, I’m sure we can safely assume that buttons were being pushed left right and centre! But when will Santa come? When you go to sleep. But is he here now? No, not yet, … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Mamazou founder: Jenny Raymond
I don’t talk much about politics on this blog; I write it in a light hearted way, looking at how kids push our buttons, and about what I’m trying to do, as just one parent, to keep sane as I navigate the winding paths of toddlerville. But life is politics, right? You can’t escape it. Long wait … More Words are not just words.
I met Kate Thornton recently to ask her if her eight year old son Ben, ever pushes her buttons in the same way that my little Button-Pusher does to me. Ben sounds like he’s a very chilled, very cool kid indeed, who makes his mum beam with pride when she talks about him. As I … More #WorkThatWorks How Kate Thornton makes it work for her, now she’s a Mum.
Regular readers will know that I’ve been talking to a number of dads recently, asking if their buttons are pushed in the same way as mum’s. And it would appear that most of us have a negative button pushed now and then. But what happens if you have a child who’s so chilled out and … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Kate Thornton
Watching Mr Baffled with our little Button-Pusher makes me think he has so much more patience than I do! How does he do it?! Is it different for dads? I asked Mark Lemon of Lemon Drop Books and author of the wonderful Otis and Thea Lemon series, what pushes his buttons: Mrs Baffled: Mark where are … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Mark Lemon, Author
My little 3 1/2 year old Button-Pusher, pushes my buttons on a daily, if not hourly basis. Annoyance and frustration are two buttons that get pushed heavily on any given day. That’s a lot of button-pushing from just the one toddler. It made me wonder: does it increase with each child you have? Who better to ask … More Who’s Had Their Buttons Pushed Lately? Father of Daughers, Simon Hooper