• My most embarrassing parenting moment so far.

    By on January 22, 2016

    There comes a time in any parent’s life when your kid does something so incredibly embarrassing that you literally just don’t know where to put yourself. I believe my mother would say that her most embarrassing memory of me as a toddler was when she was holding a posh dinner for my dad, his boss and assorted VIPs, she...

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  • 27 things you’ll do in the first year of parenthood.

    By on December 10, 2015

    It has been a year of firsts around here. I have done a lot of things I never expected to do in a million years. Some of it gross. A lot of it completely mental. Most of it hilarious. Here we go… 1. Bathe your baby in the kitchen sink. 2. Fish poop out of the kitchen sink. 3. Sing lullabies...

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  • A typical Sunday… with a one-year-old.

    By on October 26, 2015

    Where does the time GO when you have a baby? Seriously, where? Mr Chick and I often discuss this, baffled by the fact that even though we’re up at a sparrow’s fart, we get less done on weekends than we ever did. I wrote a day in the life post about Charlie and me when he was three weeks old, but a...

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  • Things dads teach their kids when mum’s off duty

    By on October 14, 2015

    “Have you been teaching Charlie pig snorting noises?” I texted Mr Chick yesterday. The reply was in the affirmative, and mentioned something about Peppa Pig books. Even though it was a text, I’m sure I detected a note of pride. I guess when your one-year-old learns to snort like a pig because you’ve taught them how, then proceeds to...

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  • Why you shouldn’t mess with a mama’s me-time.

    By on September 29, 2015

    For about a year, I have been dreaming about visiting my local pool ALL BY MYSELF. Doing 20 uninterrupted laps, chillaxing in the sauna and finishing with a blissful 30 minutes in the spa. I haven’t enjoyed this very simple act of parental self-preservation because me-time when you have a baby is either non-existent or a military operation to pull off. But on Sunday afternoon, I...

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