Raising a resilient child

Recently Mums & Co invited me to a local event they were hosting – a talk by Dr Justin Coulson on ways to raise a resilient child. First up: Google Dr Justin Coulson. Ok…so far, so good. He looks legit, doesn’t sound preachy or judgemental and has six (SIX) daughters. Tick. He also has a…

“Only” one child?

Almost immediately after Everly was born, it began. As soon as she popped out; after the obligatory “Oh, she’s so cute,” (she was.) “Who do you think she looks like?” (me) and “Are you OKAY?!” (not really!) the inevitable question loomed large. I cringed in anticipation (and pain from you know, a caesarian, hospital food…

Sh*t I’ve googled as a mum

What did parents do in the pre-Google age? How did they cope without it? What would I have done if I’d been born in the 1800s? It’s a terrifying question that makes me shudder a little bit… Like, aside from the absence of indoor plumbing, severe lack of rights for women and…I don’t know, dysentery?…

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