Oh boy. If someone told me what the fourth quarter of 2020 would have looked like when I wrote this list, I wouldn’t have believed them. It’s been nine months since Covid-19 impacted our lives on this little island. And as we all know…a lot can happen in nine months. March honestly feels like a lifetime ago. Or rather, a different lifetime altogether. I forgot … Continue reading Enough is Enough: My Mental Health In 2020
We’re back! Sorry that took so long. Clearly, adjusting to life with a toddler during a pandemic required more of my energy than I thought it would. I didn’t plan to stop writing initially, but I did welcome the pause with open arms when I realised it’d be a relatively long one. I do, however, feel that the absence was important. For the past few … Continue reading Emerging From The (literal & figurative) Cave
Pardon the silence. I was busy wrapping my head around all that’s going on in the world right now. We’ve spent the last few days preparing ourselves for a potential lockdown, making sure that the rest of our families are safe and have all they need. We’ve been socially distancing ourselves, laying low and figuring out how to organise our days so that Kate is … Continue reading The Prize Of The Present
It is a sweeping statement to end all sweeping statements. One that, in the 500+ days that I have been a parent, I have come across more often than any other. I have seen it typed in Facebook groups, I’ve received it as texts over Whatsapp and have even discussed it verbally with many mothers currently parenting children between the ages of 0 and 18: … Continue reading Is Parenting Harder Than It Used To Be?
Like most parenting topics out there, weaning is a rather personal subject. A quick search online reveals the sheer amount of approaches, philosophies and techniques that parents must sift through (and attempt to make sense of) during the earlier months of their babies’ lives. When there are many ways of doing things, you’ll find many people who’ll tell you that their way of doing things … Continue reading My Five Weaning Mantras
When you become a mum for the first time the way you interact with the world changes. Some things begin to make more sense, some things make less sense. As you grapple with this shift in perspective, you begin to notice that something else is off…the world is most definitely treating you differently now, too. It was early on in my journey as a new … Continue reading Thank you, next.
It is no secret that the early post-partum days are extremely tough on new mothers. Well. Kind of. It might not be a secret, but yet it has this amazing way of cataclysmically redefining her life whilst also simultaneously not being talked about enough. Anyway, regardless of whether she knew it was coming or if it b*tch-slapped her right in the face…it really is not … Continue reading 10 Dos & Don’ts of New-Mum Care
Hey there, I’m back! After what seemed like the fastest-moving Christmas period to date, I’m back with more motherhood inspired content at katescradle. I had hoped to start the new year off with a flashy new re-brand and a commitment to being more regular over here but as we all know, time is what you make of it…and I have recently been spending mine in … Continue reading 10 resolutions for 2020