Family, Life, Parenting

Maelstrom, or Life With Children

After gathering the kids in our usual morning maelstrom of finding shoes, packing nappies and snacks and herding everyone towards the car, worrying we were running late, delighted to realise we were running early (So the show starts at 11am, not 10am, you say? Of course I knew that already!), and seriously regretting my decision… Continue reading Maelstrom, or Life With Children

Life, Parenting, Uncategorized

Being Good Enough

Many lifetimes ago, when at university, I studied child development. My lecturer was a particular fan of D. W. Winnicott. Winnicott believed that most problems, whether personal or societally, begin at home with how children are raised. He famously said "There is no such thing as a baby", meaning that outside of a relationship with… Continue reading Being Good Enough

Parenting, Reviews

I Saw Emily Writes & Holly McNish

The auditorium was full, and had the look of spilling over, as the aisles were arrayed with mothers standing and bouncing rather than sit with their fractious babies. Already this was a show I can get along with – one that understands that parents want to do things too, and it’s not always feasible or… Continue reading I Saw Emily Writes & Holly McNish