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The day I forgot I had a child

The day I forgot I had a child

Sunday was a big day of parental embarrassments, which I am only sharing because, well, I always thought I would never be THAT parent, and now I am and let it be a warning to others. Photo credit Parenting Fail Number 1 When we were at church that morning, I asked a friend to look after Luciole […]

Courageous Parenting: stepping away from...

Courageous Parenting: stepping away from the comparison wars

A couple of days ago, I reviewed Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly. It was an engaging and deeply challenging read, and I was so impacted that I decided to devote a couple more posts to discussing the contents. Brown spends an entire chapter addressing Wholehearted parenting and has many wise and challenging things to say about our […]

French Parents Don’t Give in – A Book Re

French Parents Don’t Give in – A Book Review

A couple of years ago, when the book ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food‘ was published, I reviewed the accompanying Wall Street Journal article by the author Pamela Druckerman. I didn’t disagree with everything but I had a number of ‘issues’ and I had a bit of a rant. It turned out to be one of […]

Perfect BLW tomato sauce: so easy it too...

Perfect BLW tomato sauce: so easy it took me 33 years to learn how to make it

I didn’t learn to make tomato sauce until about four months ago. This is seriously embarrassing but also good, because I learnt a new thing and it is AWESOME! When I did baby-led weaning the first time around two years ago (blimey, doesn’t time fly), we ate boring pasta for ever and ever. I did […]

Baby pictures I could never hope to take...

Baby pictures I could never hope to take myself

Abi Hortin is a friend of a friend of a friend who recently started a photography business at White Tulip. I was lucky enough to take part in a free baby photo shoot she hosted a few weeks ago to get some practice. The results are seriously awesome and I can wholeheartedly recommend her. Below […]

Life With Two Kids

Life With Two Kids

Life has been crazy over here chez la Frog. Pregnancy did its usual thing of taking over my brain space so that there was no room left for anything other than ‘and the next day… And the one after… And the one after that…’. Not that anything terribly wrong happened, just the usual horrors of […]

The Bear Tax

The Bear Tax

Little Girl has been given a lot of different nicknames in our house since she appeared on the scene, not least her official foetus name ‘Otto’, but it should not surprise anyone to know that she is now frequently called by her animal name, what with living with a father obsessed with giving animal names […]

Are you REALLY going to breastfeed two c...

Are you REALLY going to breastfeed two children?

So far, people who have asked me what I plan to do with regards to feeding baby number 2 have, subconsciously or not, given me the impression that it’s going to be the most difficult thing in the world, because I am so far planning to do tandem breastfeeding, that is, to breastfeed both Little […]

News incoming!

News incoming!

  ‘Suddenly I awake to a stark amazement at everything… To be alive is so incredible that all I can do is to lie still and merely breathe.’ W. N.P. Barbellion

Naptime Filler

Naptime Filler

I like to write.  I find it to be a soothing outlet for the many thoughts that twirl around inside my brain but recently I feel like I’ve been drowning with ‘other stuff’ so that when the day is done, the last thing I want to do is think about anything. There is some guilt […]

 
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