Stuff no one told me about having kids

Before I had children, so many people told me that it is simply impossible to prepare yourself for parenthood. You can think you know what parenting will be, you can read all the websites, all the books, watch all the videos, attend all the seminars, but you still will have…

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My kid hates taking medicine: A guide

A peril of parenting I wasn’t expecting was the battle that was to come should my child require medication for any reason when they’re ill. I mean, you read about it, it’s not actually a secret that some kids dislike taking medicines. It was just one of those things that…

The R word

One of the first words I heard after my daughter was born were “Wow! A redhead, look at all that red curly hair!” It was indeed a remarkable head of hair. Once it was washed and dried, her hair wafted from her tiny head like bright red plumes of smoke….

The school holidays that broke me

Because school holidays are all about having fancy drinks at the beach. Says no mother ever. I enjoy the school holidays, I really do. I enjoy my life not revolving around 9am to 3pm. I awoke on the first day of school hols feeling refreshed and excited at all of…

Parenting your teenage baby

My teenage son wasn’t always a teenager, surprisingly enough. When he was born he was tiny, a mop of dark brown hair and the largest pair of big blue eyes I had ever seen on an infant. When he wasn’t a teenager, he would do things like hide dog chews…