Man and child playing in park

Nursery Whines Is Away

"Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled "And paced upon the mountains overhead "And hid his face amid a crowd of stars." W.B. Yeats

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Snubbed: Parenting From The Sidelines

I have been jilted. We walked to the park together merrily, holding hands and chatting about what we would do when we got here. But now I find myself standing on my own against the fence, while my daughter and her new BFF (whose name we have not yet established) whisper conspiratorially under the slide. …

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Seven Tasks That Make Me Want To Play With My Child Instead

Children are always getting under foot when you have more important things to be getting on with. Sticking their head between your legs while you’re trying to chop onions or wash up; pressing buttons on the computer when you're writing an important email; lining up an army of toys across the floor just as you …

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Royal Baby Special: The Secrets Behind A Glowing Post-Birth Photo

The hot topic of conversation with regard to the new royal baby has been less about what the little critter's name will be, and more about, "Poor Duchess Kate", being dragged out to pose for the cameras just hours after giving birth. Some feel this is a violation of women's rights, parading her like a …

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Woman standing in front of a red sculpture of the word LOVE by Robert Indiana on the streets of New York

Keeping Up To Date

There's no denying it, becoming a parent definitely changes a person. Attitude, outlook, goals, ideals, dreams, expectations... creating a life just kicks your own into perspective. And the roles and responsibilities that come with rearing a child take up so much of your time and attention. But sometimes the impact of parenthood can cause you …

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Do You Want To Use The Potty? A Toilet Training Parody

As previously discussed the thought of emptying the bladder has been weighing on my mind a lot of late. Here is a little ditty my daughter and I started to compose during those endless minutes sitting on the potty, waiting for something to happen. Sung to the tune of Frozen's Do You Want To Build …

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