Category: parenting

Not in Bed

I should have put Her back in cot I should have shut My eyes I should have laid In covers hot Instead I stayed And smiled Into tiny sleeping face Into heart, toughness and grace Thinking, ‘This is your place’ My arms, hardly the…

Better

Lit so blue A hue Of happiness No less No stress There’s mess But we don’t care Grab hair Share the Ouches Slouches on a Sunday Me and baby Out in the sun Two that were one Better this way.

Close Circuit Life

White noise Light Screaming Electric whine AC/DC buzz Hum, hymn to Sweat and blood And tears Not fairs Grey hairs And loop And glitch Switch White noise Broken toys Nameless joys Extended scenes And screams And dreams Grey hairs From scares And truth Or…

If he ruled the world…

If he ruled the world Celebrity vloggers would Always tweet back Staying up all night Would be good for you Books could be Read in the dark Screen time would just be Time There would be No shouting No fussing No stressing No rushing…

Just One Taste

That little, sweet sound As she latches on; Pure satisfaction Simple contentment Though I give her But one taste A single flavour Of sustenance She is so grateful And happy And thus Sustains me.

Broken Treaty

How it hurts To be told No When you’ve said Yes All day To have your love Thrown in your face And kindness Thrown away I know he tries But then he lies I wish I knew The whys Battle resumed I man the…

The Battle

And so begins NaPoWriMo 2018! Good luck to all who are participating. Constant lies Puppy dog eyes Butter would melt And why why whys Driving me insane This is my brain Pouring out my ears And down the drain.

Two Sides of the Wheel

It struck me today that for her entire life, there has been more darkness than light for my four-month-old. Born in November, weeks after the autumnal equinox, she has never known a time where the day outshone the night. My first born was almost…

In Her Little House

In her little house with the sun streaming Fire not water through the gauze window Eyes squint with smiling and sunshine alike; Beautiful brain from bright face is beaming. Walls are angles; calculus; algebra; Floor to roof trajectory formula Figuring out the right arm…

Parenting: Fighting the Boob

Any ideas why babies fight the boob? At first, with Ember (now nearly six weeks old), I thought it was because I was offering food when she really was not hungry, or when she really wanted something else. However, picture the scene: She’s rooting,…

Moon Books Blog

A quick news update via Patreon, and the start of my own section of the Moon Books Blog. Bird lovers in particular will enjoy the article on the blog.

Pregnancy: SPD Tips

Warning: some mention of sex. SPD may be referred to as PGP. The first acronym means symphysis pubis dysfunction. The latter means pelvic girdle pain. Both cover the often excruciating pain caused by excessive movement of the pelvic and pubic bones during pregnancy. I…