It’s a Gut Feeling … what happened when baby Ben had salmonella

"It's what?" I gasp down the telephone. "What did you just say Ben's got?" "Yes, it's salmonella, I'm afraid," repeats the doctor calmly.  "But please don't worry - his own defences are coping very well.  But there are a few things you have to do."  And he reels off a list of instructions. Stunned, I put the … Continue reading It’s a Gut Feeling … what happened when baby Ben had salmonella

In the Midnight Hour … Five More Fixes for Mending Broken Nights you really should try

    Is your baby is a total night rebel? Some just are.  I know.  I had one.  If so, don’t worry, and above all DON'T feel guilty.  Remember – it’s normal.  It’ll pass.  Honestly.  No, really. And until then, here are five more survival strategies to see you through ...   Make it Easy … Continue reading In the Midnight Hour … Five More Fixes for Mending Broken Nights you really should try

Jugglers of the World – Unite!

  There you’d be, innocently savouring your summer freedom, when It would happen. Shopping with mother, you’d suddenly notice that first, dreaded Back to School advertisement.  Your heart would sink, your happiness blighted. That moment would trigger re-entry from the dizzy heights of holidaying. One minute you’d be carefree; the next, nose-diving on a collision … Continue reading Jugglers of the World – Unite!

Elementary, my dear …

   “I hope you don’t mind me mentioning it,” says Elaine, “but you’re air.” At this, the freshly-permed and tinted Julie becomes very defensive. “My hair?” she splutters (a trifle brusquely, I thought).  “What’s wrong with it?” So Elaine explains that no, her hair’s fine; it’s Julie’s element she’d meant.  We look completely blank.  Elaine, … Continue reading Elementary, my dear …