In which our increasingly independent daughter does everything herself and learns to count.
After a couple of years of single-word picture books and exhortations to find Spot (we still love finding Spot), we’re getting to a stage where Scarlett enjoys stories with more than four words per page; and that, owing to the … Continue reading
‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.’ – Oscar Wilde
Gosh, what a ride the last fourteen (count ’em!) months have been. A joyous, mostly-upward, sometimes stressful, occasionally terrifying ride. Perhaps inspired by my return to the hard-nosed world of work we’ve had a few cheerfully practical posts recently, so today I’m going … Continue reading
Scarlett turned nine months a couple of weeks ago, and this milestone got me thinking about all the changes that her first nine months brought about in her momma and the mums around me. To all my baby-carrying and new-baby-having friends … Continue reading
When starting to think about planning a family, did you get yourself a kitten and unashamedly call it a “practice baby”? We didn’t, but we know more than one couple who did exactly that. Or perhaps (like both of us) … Continue reading
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The babymakers. Being in possession of an infant allows one to get away with all kinds of public behaviours more generally frowned upon in polite society. So if you’ve ever wanted … Continue reading
It’s been five whole months since Scarlett arrived in the world and, to acknowledge a very well-worn cliché, that time really has passed in the blink of an eye. While it’s gone quickly, we’ve also seen some really huge changes in that time; and as I know we have readers with new babies and a couple on the way, now is a good time to reflect on all the things that are already distant memories and the things that are getting so much better all the time.