Guest post: The joys of being an older parent

Kate Kerrigan (@KateKerrigan) is a novelist (Recipes for a Perfect Marriage and TV Bookclub Summer Read Ellis Island) and print journalist (Irish Mail). She’s also a mum the second time round, unexpectedly becoming pregnant again at age 45. What’s that like? Well, she’s tired for a start… Being the mother of a (surprise!) baby in my…

Share Button
View Post
Share:

Guest post: Trying to conceive, a happy ending

Recently, in Spending a fortune on ovulation kits Heather told us about her difficulties conceiving her first child. After that experience, Heather and her husband couldn’t have known the near impossibility of having a second child. Here, Heather shares the rest of her story in hopes that it helps others trying to conceive. Since it…

Share Button
View Post
Share:

Guest post: Love by chequebook

Annie Murchie knows the real secret to making a child happy and it’s not with expensive gifts… I have to declare from the start that I am known in the family as silly granny. I shall never know which daughter- or son-in-law christened me thus but I will readily admit to be lacking in most areas…

Share Button
View Post
Share:

Guest post: Reflections on child rearing

Mum of three Toni Hargis blogs as ‘Expat Mum’, and shares her life as a Brit raising a family in the “strange land of the US of A”. Here, as her eldest reaches a crucial milestone, Toni reflects on her years of raising children.  Having just sent my firstborn, the Queenager, off to college (sob)…

Share Button
View Post
Share:

A brief history of Father’s Day

Ever wonder about the genesis of Father’s Day? Tim Atkinson, the dad blogger who writes Bringing Up Charlie, has just brought out his book Fatherhood: The Essential Guide and who will be selling and signing it at CyberMummy, has done a bit of research (we hope) into the matter in this special guest post. Over…

Share Button
View Post
Share: