September 2012 Archive

Too busy for my post-natal-depression

Posted Sunday 23rd September 2012   By Ericka Waller

Finally slipping into bed at night, I register, briefly, the fact I am not coping. Then one of the children wake wanting me, or sleep’s leaded fingers pull wool over my eyes, and I forget about it again for a bit.

Unyummy mummy

Posted Saturday 22nd September 2012   By Ericka Waller

I gave birth ten weeks ago and I adore my new daughter. When she smiles at me it actually hurts me because I love her so very much. I love the smell of her head, and the way she tries to hold onto things with her feet. She amazes me. I am amazed I created her. She is a miracle...

I "gave up work" to become a mum

Posted Saturday 22nd September 2012   By Ericka Waller

"Do you work?" People ask me. "Yes" I tell them, " I have three children and a husband." This is not the answer they were expecting.

No I will not say sorry

Posted Saturday 22nd September 2012   By Ericka Waller

For my child's behavior

Too tidy to be a good mum?

Posted Saturday 22nd September 2012   By Ericka Waller

The baby has started to roll over, to laugh, to coo. She wants me to watch her do all these things. And I want to, honestly. It's lovely and magical and incredible... but I really need to quickly unload the dishwasher and get the washing out of the tumble-drier, and change the sheets. Then I will sit and watch and coo back. Promise.

Why I had children

Posted Saturday 22nd September 2012   By Ericka Waller

I remember a friend having a baby when we were about 16. I remember holding him (badly) as she shrieked and he chain-smoked (or maybe the other way round) and thinking "Rather you than me love"...

Scared of passing "list making" onto my child - A guest post

Posted Friday 21st September 2012   By Ericka Waller

I am delighted to post this marvellous guest blog from the beautiful Circus Queen. She describes herself as "Writer, blogger, displaced Trinidadian, the creature's mother and wife of a good 'un. Blogging about the baby, boobs & 'issues' at Circus Queen."

A story about not sleeping

Posted Wednesday 19th September 2012   By Ericka Waller

As a mum of three, I am no stranger to sleep deprivation

You're a big girl now... Starting school

Posted Tuesday 18th September 2012   By Ericka Waller

So four got her school place. I am not sure how I feel about it. One minute I am all tearful, remembering the tiny bundle we drove very very (very) slowly home from hospital - the next I am like "YES, six hours of free childcare."