When Two becomes Three…

When you're expecting, everyone and their best friend will tell you that your life will change. Forever. Of course for the better with that cute little chub, but there will also be a LOT that you will have to give up. Like your sleep. Your…

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The Seven Deadly Stages of a Tantrum

If you are a parent of a toddler, you know the inside-out of a full-blown tantrum. The kind that happens in the shopping mall, at the supermarket till, outside the nursery, at the community centre… anywhere, anytime really! You know it's coming, you know how…

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Is it 3 or is it just me?

It's a question I've been asking myself since a while now. As my son is approaching his third birthday, suddenly, things seem to be changing. I'm not talking about the various milestones he's covering, or skills and words he's learning; rather, I'm puzzled about the…

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The Rise of the Threenager

Mums of new borns, one year-olds and two year-olds, I've got news for you! If you thought the Terrible Twos were the most terrible part of parenting, wait till your toddler turns three! And becomes a Threenager. It's much like the Terrible Twos – only bigger, louder…

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Mumspeak: A glossary of mum-only words

Every sect/cult/group has its own lingo. Even babies and toddlers (yeah, really, read about that here). So why should mums – that large group of women who can be identified by dark circles, spit-up stained clothes, greasy hair and a perpetual look of tiredness on…

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10 things only a toddler can do – Part 2

I posted 10 Things Only a Toddler Can Do! a while ago, and the post was received with much laughter, chuckles and agreement. Which led me to writing a second instalment on the weird, amusing and sometimes extraordinary things that only toddlers can do. Enjoy!…

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Confessions of an Exhausted Mummy

Every mum has a few skeletons in her (baby/toddler) closet. The time she accidentally fed her baby normal milk instead of formula during a sleepy 3 am feed. Or put her anti-wrinkle under-eye gel in baby's mouth mistaking it for teething gel (in her defence,…

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Small Ideas, Big Benefits: Taming the Terrible Twos

If you're a mum of a toddler, you'll know by now that parenting a two to three year old isn't always smooth sailing. There's a reason the term Terrible Two's exists, and while tantrums are an expected part of toddlerhood, it doesn't mean you've got to go through…

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