What the parenting books don’t tell you

Congratulations! You’ve found out you’re having a baby. Fab news.

You’ve bought a couple of parenting books to read, so you know what to expect. You’re feeling confident that you can handle it all.

Well, here are some things that the baby books don’t tell you… Continue reading

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Hell hath no fury like my pissed off toddler

toddler-tantrum-picture2Hell hath no fury like a pissed off toddler. More specifically, like my toddler.

I’m a redhead. This means, generally speaking, like other redheads, I have a very short fuse*.

My parents have told me stories of when I was a toddler and my temper. Think of the phrase, “hell hath no fury like a pissed off toddler”. Now factor in the redhead element into the equation, and it starts to paint a pretty scary picture of some epic toddler tantrums. Now times that by five, and according to my parents, this is what my toddler is like. Continue reading