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Why I’m celebrating kindness milestones with my boys

As parents, it’s easy to get obsessed with how your child is developing compared to their peers. When you see other parents online, proudly posting photos of their perfect babies, smiling, sleeping through the night, talking, crawling, counting, taking those tentative first steps (while yours seems a million miles away from doing these…

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Too tired – a poem for sleep deprived parents

When you have a new baby, one of the most common things you get asked is, “Are you getting much sleep? Now, anyone who’s actually had a newborn baby will already know the answer to this question (“Sleep? What is sleep?”). But rather than divulge all the gory details of my sleeping habits…

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10 amazing baby facts you simply won’t believe!

With their weak necks, wobbly limbs and serious milk dependence, you could be fooled into thinking that babies are a tad helpless. Incapable of taking care of themselves. Pretty much just mini, albeit rather clueless, versions of us. But as I recently discovered, while obsessively scrolling the interweb during a particularly gruelling night…

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There’s a poo in my bath – thoughts of a first time dad on baby’s first plop in the tub

After 16 months of fatherhood, I thought I’d avoided this most dreaded parenting milestone; baby’s first poo in the bath. “Oh, that’s never happened to us,” I’d say smugly. “I think we’re well past that now.” I was wrong. Dead wrong. So for any new parents still to experience this inevitable right of…

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Parenting isn’t a race: a poem for parents who are bored of the Baby Olympics

As parents, it’s tempting to compare your baby’s progress and development against other babies you know around the same age. We’re all guilty of joining this rat race, but nine times out of ten, doing so just makes you worry. Because however well your little pride and joy is doing, there’s always going…

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