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The Common Cold: A Pit of Misery

Mummy Confession: Before kids, my thoughts towards the common cold weren’t much, but after kids, even the common cold is the most vile of things to strike my children. “We can’t make it today. The kids have come down with something.” I used to scoff at those words. I used to think, “Oh come on. It’s just a cold. Sniffles and a little itchy nose.” I take all those thoughts back now as a mum. Both being the one who has kids with a cold and kids who play with my children that has a cold. We are currently battling Read More

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Life of an Ex-Pat Mother: Help Me Cope

Mummy Confession: I miss my American friends and family all the time. And occasionally a few other things about my “home” country. I was a teenager when I first visited what I now call home. I had no clue that the metric system would be an integral part of my future. I scoffed at science and math problems that had me calculate train collisions using meters per second speeds. Though, let me be honest, no one actually thinks in metres (yes, spelling!) per second here (or no one I have met thus far). My story of how I came to Read More

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I Bribe My Kids

Mummy Confession: I bribe my kids. All the time. Before I was a parent, I vowed I would never be, “one of those parents who bribes their kids.” My children would learn to behave. Little did I know, thinking like a future mum and actually being a mum are two different things. Plus the fact that bribing the children doesn’t mean they aren’t behaving. Let me tell you my tale of how I discovered the blessing of bribery. Some may call it “incentives ” or “rewards” or even a tool for positive parenting. But for me personally it falls under Read More

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How to Help Baby STAY asleep

Mummy Confession: For a portion of their tiny lives, my babies were belly-sleeping bed-sharers. Disclosure: This post is no sponsored, affiliated, or otherwise in collaboration with any of the following companies or products and the opinions and experiences are my own. This post however may contain affiliate links which means qualifying purchases earn me a commission. See my disclosure policy for details. I know I will probably get some negative feedback for this, because I already know it goes against SIDS safe sleeping guidelines,. I do not recommend it, and urge parents to exercise safe sleeping in every way possible. So, settling baby Read More

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Teething: Where Sleep Goes To Die.

Mummy Confession: I despise teething. With every ounce of my being, I abhor the teething stage. My poor, helpless child, who has no idea about what is going on, is in pain. He can’t tell me about it. All he does is cry. No apparent reason for this, but as I open his mouth, I peer in and see them. It looks different than yesterday, and two spots are starting to resemble parking spots for his first pearly whites. Surely he is too young for this treachery? Teething is the bane of existence for any infant or toddler and their Read More