I don’t think anyone needs me to state the obvious by saying that modern life is hectic. It seems that there are more demands on our time than ever before. I’m sure I’m not the only one that frequently finds themselves frustratedly saying, “I just haven’t got the time !!!” Continue reading “I’m Sorry, I Haven’t Got Time….”
My son had a dummy. I am a dentist and my son had a dummy. Dummies are not evil. They are not wrong. Some babies take to them and others do not. My little girl never had a dummy and has never sucked her thumb or fingers. Every child is different. Continue reading “Ditching the Dummy!”
Our little girl took us by surprise and arrived two weeks earlier than anticipated which meant that I ended up missing my last day of work and starting my maternity leave earlier than expected. I was going to have a couple of weeks to get myself sorted and prepare for her birth whilst spending as much one on one time as possible with our son. As so often happens in life, events didn’t quite go to plan so I was left hurriedly buying some newborn sleepsuits on the way to hospital!
Looking back at the time around our son’s birth I feel I learned a lot from the choices I made in the early days, especially during my maternity leave. There are a few things that I would like to approach in a different way this time.
I am a dentist as well as being a mum and as such I will not be denying my son any involvement in the fun of Halloween. I’m not likely to take him out ‘trick or treating’ this year purely because I won’t get back from work in time but it is definitely something he will be able to take part with in the future.
Whether it’s in our pocket, our bag or even in another room it is usually within easy reach and constantly demanding our attention. Phones have really taken over our lives and in many ways are hugely beneficial to us but they are also sapping our time.
Have you ever said “I don’t have time for that today” and yet have you paid attention to how much time has then been spent on social media watching humorous gifs, playing mindless games or reading articles that have not actually benefitted you in any way? I know I have.