Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve now moved to a shiny new site. Please do come and visit me at http://www.ellamentalmama.com All my old posts have been copied over and I will only be posting my new stuff on the new shiny site, so come join me! Ellamental Mama You can still find me at… Continue reading I’ve Moved
Thanks for visiting my site. My blog has now moved to http://www.ellamentalmama.com This post is now available here The scene was one that wouldn’t have been out of place in many towns around the world. Shops flanked each side of the main road, the hustle and bustle of people going about their daily business, the… Continue reading Life Goes On: Inside a Syrian Refugee Camp
OK, so that isn’t actually the technical name, but I don’t want to get sued for liable or something. I’m sure you know the ones I mean. The clocks that claim your little one will stay in bed until a bright sunshine pops up, at which point your little cherub will come skipping in to… Continue reading An Honest Review of ‘Make Toddler Stay in Their Bed’ Clocks
Somehow, since returning to work over a year ago I’ve managed to avoid any overseas trips. That’s about to end in dramatic style with a ten day trip. Without my son. I did try to mastermind some scheme where I could take him with me, but I’ll be working such long days even if he was… Continue reading Travelling Without a Toddler
Thanks for visiting my site. My blog has now moved to http://www.ellamentalmama.com This post is now available here Trigger warning: this post talks about abuse When my son was breastfeeding today he pointed at my nipple and said ‘dirty’ (it had kind of wrinkled up). ‘No, it’s clean’, I replied, slightly surprised by his… Continue reading How Breastfeeding Cleansed Me
Annoyance. Let’s not underestimate this one folks, it is fucking annoying. You will now spend hours of your life returning them to their cot over and over again. And then some more. Agitation/ paranoia. From the warmth of your bed, every little creak will sound like a mini escapee. Get ready for sleeping on high… Continue reading The emotional cycle of your toddler learning to scale their cot
Thanks for visiting my site. My blog has now moved to http://www.ellamentalmama.com This post is now available here You often hear people say that a new baby puts a strain on a marriage, so I guess you won’t be surprised to hear that approximately 20% of relationships end following the arrival of a baby*. But… Continue reading The Separation – Why Us?