There are the comforting lies like when Sophia gets hurt we 'kiss it better'. I'm sure this one is common practice for most parents. It is still a lie as it doesn't actually change anything. The pain will still be there. Her knee will still be grazed. Another pointless lie.
When you're pregnant people tell you that the love you will have for your child will be unconditional, but until you hold
It's only midnight and baby M is crying. I'm not sure why but she's beyond settling herself back to sleep. As I get up to
Whilst we are knee deep in winter and the lead up to Christmas - I am in the throes of worms. Not me personally. Nope, so far I have managed 35 years on this planet without those offensive, miniscule, vile vermin crawling around my asshole, but sadly our eldest daughter became their latest casualty.
And yet, here I am - genuinely excited at the prospect of riding a bike (most likely with a friggin trailer attached) around a hilly forest and dining in restaurants with connected soft play areas - for four whole days.
Out of the mouths of babes.
After miscarriage, solace can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. When Anna Whitehouse, from London, was coping
It involved a bottle of Rioja, not gas and air.
A mother’s honest admission about the moment she first felt like a parent, has struck a chord with other mums and dads. Anna
The key to branding yourself online is a very simple one: repeatability. Use the same name across all your channels, where possible use the same image and always interlink your social channels, so you become infinitely more discoverable.
As we move further and further away from tradition, compromise and negotiation are becoming increasingly important for families. Whilst it sounds easy enough in theory, the reality can be more challenging. So if parents can engage their tech savvy kids with a mobile app to improve family relations, I'm all for it.
There's always a struggle to maintain quality, ethics, standards, no matter the medium. Let's just make sure the discussion about bloggers doesn't coagulate around whether a few people are making unseemly bids for free stuff. We all have much bigger fish to fry.