July 2013 Archive

Dear Princess Kate...

Posted Monday 29th July 2013   By Ericka Waller

Hi Kate, How is the first week of being a mother treating you? Has the health visitor been round yet? I remember worrying about whether to tidy up or not. What looks worse, a baby in a dirty house, or a mother who cares more about a clean house than she does about spending time with her new baby?

Top tips for the first week after giving birth

Posted Sunday 28th July 2013   By Ericka Waller

Well Kate, you are a mother and in your arms is your longed for baby. Congratulations. I’ve put together some top tips on how to cope in those first, precious days after giving birth.

Should I let my children draw all over the walls?

Posted Monday 22nd July 2013   By Ericka Waller

Ok, so out of my three children, only one of them is really ready to be given crayons, pencils or pens. I don’t mean because she is the only one who has gone past the stage of illegible scribbles that I am poor at pretending to be impressed with, and even poorer at keeping.

Why sports day should be banned

Posted Tuesday 9th July 2013   By Ericka Waller

So apparently there has been a surge in the sales of painkillers as competitive parents push themselves to the limit at their children’s sports days.

Why you should delay potty training for as long as possible

Posted Monday 1st July 2013   By Ericka Waller

Thing-three wants to potty train. The husband is not keen. “I think we are very bad at it. Look at Thing-two.” “She is genius, capable of pre-meditating whether she is going to do a big poo or a little poo.” “Yes, but she never does them in the toilet. Last week I found one in my work shoe.”