Joys of parenthood: 10 things I didn’t want to know about nits

1. There’s no surer way of your child getting nits than voicing the words ‘we’ve never had nits’. Expect outbreak to occur approx 3-4 days later. Nits are incredibly common and not an indication of child neglect. 2. Nits are often spotted just before bedtime, most commonly on a night that’s running behind schedule. Always ensure that an emergency bottle…

Six in the bed…

I love those lazy Sunday mornings where my husband and I are dozing luxuriously in our huge cosy bed, when one by one our children come to join us. Sliding beneath the duvet to find a space, all sleepy and puffy from their own warm beds, and with pillow print on their delicate faces. Giggling,…

“Mummy, how do octopus sit down?”

Of the many things my daughter has asked as we walk to and from school each day, this is perhaps the one that tickled me most. The delightfully innocent way that her 5 year old mind ambles along leisurely paths, before taking giant leaps of randomness. This particular enquiry was born from her observation that dogs…