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What new mothers really need

I wrote an article for my business blog last year called 10 great tips for grandmothers to support new parents, which – even if I do say so myself! – I think gives a good comprehensive guide of dos and don’ts for any family member, not just grandmothers, looking for advice in supporting a family with a new baby. Actually, to be honest, it isn’t really for people “looking for advice” per se. It was more written for parents or parents-to-be who think they might have a problematic family member on their hands when the baby comes and it’s really for a “I’ll just leave this there, in case you might stumble across it all by yourself on my timeline” kinda way. Continue reading What new mothers really need

A little note on mothering a “high need” child

Mind the Baby Blog, www.mindthebaby.ie, A note on mothering a high need baby
Photo courtesy of www.chirofamilial.com

I’m hoping this is going to be one of those “you’re not alone” posts and someone reads this and says “hey, that’s me!”. I think I would have liked to read about this when my baby was still a squish. It sprung to mind to write it this weekend when myself and a little boy hung out on the couch cuddling and watching too much Dora (Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping!), while a little fever overcame the smallest of us. Continue reading A little note on mothering a “high need” child

That annoying thing that parents say when you ask them their kids’ ages

Our little boy was two and a half over Christmas.

If you’re child-free and reading this, I already see your eyes rolling into the back of your head. He’s two for God’s sake. And he’ll be three at his next birthday. Continue reading That annoying thing that parents say when you ask them their kids’ ages