A lot of Mums these days are able to definitively say “I’m done”- after having their first, second or even fifth child. If you’ve never had that feeling and you’re undecided about whether you might have another one…
Ten years ago I would have bet my left lung that we would never move to Nigeria. Sure my husband is Nigerian but we met in England and his whole family was here at the time. ‘Home’ was here and the idea of settling anywhere else just a nebulous reality.
Did you know the most googled parenting topic is child modelling? That means every other mother and father next to you also secretly thinks their kid is the cutest kid out there and needs to be seen.
I lived and worked in the UK almost seven years before we had kids, so I thought I’d pretty much learned the lingo I needed to get by in British circles. But becoming a parent in England has often made me feel as if I’ve just stepped off that plane. Here are a few of my favourites;)
My oldest daughter can cry. When she starts, my husband and I brace ourselves that she may cry for another half hour if we let her.
I have to be honest. My patience for it wears thin. I’ve read everything under the sun and do consider myself a good parent when it comes to being understanding and acknowledging feelings.