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When You Know Better, You Do Better

The title above is a quote from Dr Maya Angelou, and it goes a little way to helping relieve the guilt I feel over so many aspects of our parenting of The Princess in the first two years of her little life.  But it doesn’t go as far as stopping me from desperately wanting to turn the clock back three and a bit years, to understand all that… Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Sorry, is it January again?  It’s freezing cold, it’s grey, it’s raining.  And it’s taking The Baby over an hour to settle off to sleep.

She screams, she cries, she wails, and all she wants is to be cuddled up and rocked to sleep.

We’ve been here.  We did this.  We did this for nearly seven months.  We went through heartbreak and buckets… Continue reading


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How Do You Sleep?

Never one for the melodrama (Oh, OK, sometimes one for the melodrama) I decided not to write about this particular thing that has been a part of my life for the last two months. But now, it has become so incessant, so present, so all-consuming that I can no longer ignore it. It is there and it is real. It is insomnia.

I simply cannot sleep.

It’s not that I am… Continue reading


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Why It Pays To Be A Pessimist

The Baby and The Boyfriend on holiday

We are half way through the week that I’ve been dreading for… oh, about a month now. I’ve had countless sleepless nights caused by the panic of spending a whole week with an over-tired, unhappy, unsettled Baby, which in turn have produced an over-tired… Continue reading


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