2022 was the year we moved and climbed mountains. It was the year we climbed the tallest mountain in the UK. It was the year that the mountains moved and we finally got the ASD diagnosis after many meetings, appointments and letters during a two year wait on the (deliberately underfunded by the Government) NHS.…
So I have been completing a course with Berkely Greater Good Science Centre (Might as well make use of insomnia). In one module, I was asked to complete the empathy test below: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/embed/empathy The summary of my results included suggestions on how to be more empathetic. Rather than swimming in neurosis on whether the tips…
Polite ways your friends tell you they think your baby is fat.
How many times have you had to politely smile, nod your head or feign interest when the village (well meaning friends and family members) comment on your baby’s weight?
The unapologetic mummy
A tantrum in public is a WMD in a toddler’s arsenal in the battle of wills against mummy. The other day My Little Toddler (MLT) and I were meeting friends at the South Bank. What is normally a jovial 15 minute bus ride became an arduous expedition: a groundhog of a journey spent explaining and apologising. MLT was exhausted…