About Parenthood

The ‘Wonder Years’

They say that the Wonder Years are the ages between six and twelve, I have no idea why they have that name, but suspect it's something to do with the utter wonder, delight and relief we parents experience when our children are that age. We have survived the misery of the baby and toddler in-the-trenches… Continue reading The ‘Wonder Years’

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May I suggest some Design Improvements in children?

Babies and Children could do with some Basic Improvements -IMHO. With all due respect to the wonderful way children are made, I would like to suggest a couple of improvements in their basic design. These are simply for making my life easier as a Mum. BTW I'm a professional Mum - I have 60 years… Continue reading May I suggest some Design Improvements in children?

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The most valuable lesson I learned in communication with my teenager this week.

This past week I realised that there's one major attribute that teenagers share with prison inmates. (Apart from the desire to escape the bars that are your home or their school). It’s shed a bit of light on what’s going on inside my daughter’s head. Which is helpful because, to be honest, I am struggling… Continue reading The most valuable lesson I learned in communication with my teenager this week.

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“When Can I Resign?”

"Boys break your house, girls break your heart." Anon. It seems to me that boys are brilliant at breaking things, or worse, themselves and girls are brilliant at breaking you, either way your parent-heart is a little bit dented every time. When it happens to me I carefully try and hammer out those ruts and pits from the inside in order… Continue reading “When Can I Resign?”