Surprised by my three-year-old’s first swear word

About six weeks ago a local mum told me that her nearly four-year-old had started saying “caca” and “pipi”. These are words used to describe “poo” and “pee” to kids. She said that he was now saying them in response to everything she asked, from whether he wanted a drink to what story he wanted her … More Surprised by my three-year-old’s first swear word

The anxious world of motherhood: Five ways I (almost) wipe out my worst-case scenario worries

“Prend the little road, mummy, pas the other one,” said back-seat-boy Super PG this morning, urging me to take the road that curls around the playground and descends into the chaos of the school gates. I habitually used to take a different route into the mouth of the morning madness, but now, mainly because it … More The anxious world of motherhood: Five ways I (almost) wipe out my worst-case scenario worries