December 2013 Archive

What are your Christmas traditions?

Posted Friday 27th December 2013   By Ericka Waller

Growing up, my parents were not massive Christmas fans. We didn’t put a tree up because my mum worried about the dog and the dropped pine needles. My dad would pin a small string of ancient fairy lights round the arch in our living room instead.

What's wrong with you girl?

Posted Wednesday 18th December 2013   By Ericka Waller

So the husband told me Thing-One’s class was doing an assembly. “Lovely” I said, then carried on trying to get Thing-Three to stop poking the dog’s um… well, it does not matter. I was very busy. So busy I did not ask Thing-One what it was about until the night before.

Do you sleep when baby sleeps, or clean the house instead?

Posted Wednesday 18th December 2013   By Ericka Waller

When I had Thing-One, the hospital midwife told me to ‘sleep when the baby sleeps‘. I ignored her. I’ve always believed that I know best.

When is the best age to have a baby?

Posted Monday 9th December 2013   By Ericka Waller

Having a baby – should you do it early and ‘get it out the way’ or should you ‘live first’ before ‘giving it all up’? Both of these are things I was told about when to have children. Neither made it sound an appealing prospect.