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 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
My gorgeous little Button-Pusher has recently started to call me ‘Mum’. Just a handful of times, but it’s on the increase, and it has stopped me in my tracks. I was not not prepared for it and I’m not happy about it! And why? Why is it such a big deal to me? When B-P … More Don’t call me Mum!
There once was a girl with a head full of curls, whose favourite word was ‘mine’. From the moment she woke, whenever she spoke, she would utter the very same line: “That’s mine!” she would whine, all of the time, regardless of what she had seen. A toy, or a hat, a bike or a … More But It’s Mine!
During pregnancy, I often joked about having ‘baby brain’. Occasionally I quoted research that believes it’s nature’s way of preparing women to emotionally bond with their baby: hormones (it’s always hormones eh?), divert the brain’s attention to where it’s needed most. So less important jobs tend to fall by the wayside. After you give birth, … More Baby Brain? It might last longer than you think…..
I wrote recently about the time my beautiful little Button-Pusher repeatedly requested that I drive to the park, in a post entitled 5 Buttons That Have Been Pushed Recently. Repetition is a theme that features heavily in both my posts and in our lives. B-P repeats herself endlessly. It’s a constant source of button pushing … More Ground Hog Day? Repeat Repeat Repeat…..