December 2012 Archive

What not to say to someone picking baby names

Posted Tuesday 11th December 2012   By Ericka Waller

I wonder if Wills and Kate are already bickering over baby names. The husband I spent months doing it. Apparently it’s the most argued about issue for first-time-parents. My advice would be, don’t bloody bother. We never called any of ours any of the names we had spent nine (and-a-half) months rowing over anyway.

Does being a pushy parent work?

Posted Tuesday 11th December 2012   By Ericka Waller

So the new primary school curriculum is ‘riddled with errors’. This is the best news I’ve heard in ages. It means I no longer have to feel guilty about doing zero reading or writing practice with my daughter. We would probably just be wasting our time, learning all the wrong things.

Read all about it

Posted Tuesday 4th December 2012   By Ericka Waller

So following my cameo on the Lorraine show, I appeared in the Argus Newpaper this week after they got word of me winning the babycentre blogging competition.

How do you handle sleepless nights?

Posted Monday 3rd December 2012   By Ericka Waller

So more and more parents are shopping for baby products between midnight and 6am. How sensible of them. What a productive thing to do with the long sleepless hours. My husband and I tend to spend them arguing about who is more tired, why our children don’t sleep, why we even had children and then, (depending on how bad the night goes) why we even got married in the first place.