Everything is awesome with LEGO (& DUPLO)

When Oliver was still a tiny baby, we were given our very first set of DUPLO (which is basically LEGO for tiny tots aged 1,5 – 5 years). I thought yay another lovely gift. But I had no idea how amazing it really is. I never played with LEGO as a child, so I honestly […]

For those asking: “When is baby nr 2 coming?”

Firstly, how rude. Since when is it ok to badger someone about such a personal topic? Of all the topics* that a person can choose to discuss at a party / baby shower / at dinner / at an office, this is the topic they choose. Have these people ever considered that things like infertility […]


Sometimes I have  a nervous chuckle by myself when I think about (my) life with a toddler. Yup, having a tot makes you look & feel like a lunatic at the best of times! A clever paediatrician, Dr Harvey Karp (who wrote The Happiest Toddler on the Block), said that if babies are angels, then toddlers are […]


I can still remember very clearly: sitting in the ante-natal class hearing all about how (post-birth) you will eventually find the ‘New Normal’. Fast forward 2.5 years & I still ask myself weekly – if not daily – so what & where is the “New Normal”? Maybe it is because we decided that I will […]