I’ve written before about how being a parent sometimes makes me feel out of control or that I’m failing at being a mum. A quick straw poll of mum friends, or a glance online at other blogs and magazine articles, and I take some comfort in knowing that I’m clearly not alone in feeling this way. … More In Control Mother Booker.
Having a child does strange things to the brain. Aside from the possibility of what hormones can and are doing during pregnancy, post pregnancy, more hormones and sleep deprivation do more crazy things to you, and lead you to behave in previously unthinkable ways. This was one of those ways. I never in a million years thought … More That time I locked my child in the car: shame button activated!
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