Thank you for mistaking my girl for a boy

The above title is not meant sarcastically, I am actually sincerely grateful to all those people who thought my little girl was a boy. It really helped me think more about how I allow gender to define things like clothes or toys. The first time my daughter was mistaken for a little boy was when…

A glimpse of the future

This morning I decided to venture out to get coffee with my little ‘baby’ in tow. As this ‘baby’ is now twenty months old and this is the first time I’ve ever taken her out like this, I expect this makes me sound slightly pathetic. But let me explain. It’s not like I’ve never taken…

The Mystery of the Magnetic Letters

My daughter has developed a deep fondness for a small plastic farmer named Bob who must be told about any little incident that happens in our home i.e.food that somehow mysteriously ends up all the floor or who ate (yes really ate) the toilet roll! Each time this mysterious presences strikes my daughter cries ‘Oh…

Things my toddler has taught me….

1. It’s okay to make a mess…and it’s okay to not clean that mess up straight away either! As a self-confessed clean freak (think Monica Gellar in Friends) I have been shocked by how much mess a toddler can actually create. She is in a room five seconds and there are literally toys everywhere. This…

To all new mamas,

Dear New Mama, As the battle rages between me and my small (but freakishly strong) toddler I see her. She is moving ever so cautiously and ever so slowly. Her head jerks at any tiny sound, her body tensed for action. As she passes me, I let go of the cheese slices (to the delight…