February 2013 Archive

The hardest things about being a parent

Posted Wednesday 27th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

My top 16 most challenging bits of parenting

(My) life of pi-les

Posted Monday 25th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

I started getting piles when I was pregnant with my first child. I did not even know what they were. I thought it was her head coming out and raced to hospital.

A story about trainers and sibling love

Posted Friday 15th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

So Charles Clinkard got in contact with me and asked me if I would like to enter their competition to win a pair of Child’s DC shoes.

My Valentine gift to you

Posted Thursday 14th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

What do I buy for the man who counted my piles after I gave birth? And then applied cream on them and used dried fruit to show their progress? All of this without a hint of distaste (although I've never seen you eat a raisin since).

How to have your valentine cake and eat it

Posted Friday 8th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

The lovely people at Baker Days got in contact with me and asked me if I would like to review one of their valentine cakes for them. I read “free cake” and agreed immediately.

Do you push your child too far?

Posted Friday 8th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

So reading “I pushed my daughter too far with mandarin lessons“ got me thinking. Why do we send our kids to after-school activities? Is it because they beg us to? Is it because other mums send their kids to after-school clubs and we need to keep up with them? Is it so we can brag about our children’s extra-curricular achievements, or is it so we get even more childcare?

Do you encourage fussy eating?

Posted Monday 4th February 2013   By Ericka Waller

So UK toddlers are the toughest food critics in Europe according to The European Toddler Nutrition Index. Apparently 69 per cent of our little blighters refuse food before slinging it on the floor in protest. 26 per cent of UK toddlers refuse meals at least once a day, compared to just 15 per cent French enfants. This leaves us Brits feeling frustrated, worried, upset, and even angry (gasp!)