I’ve been writing about parenting for The Pool since my older son (now four) was 10 weeks old, and authoring their Up With The Kids columns since 2016.
Last year I launched The Pool’s weekly parenting newsletter (you can read all previous issues here). Here are my favourite columns from last year. All illustrations below by the wonderful Naomi Wilkinson.
In which I learn that adulthood and being a grown-up aren’t the same thing.
The trauma of a wriggly child and a wonky fringe.
(I know, I know)
But life throws you curveballs and sometimes those curveballs won’t sleep anywhere but your bed.
So how come everyone else in my house is?
And you aren’t yours, either.
How do you explain your multicultural heritage to your kids when you’re a stone-cold dumbass?
What’s your name again, though? Mummy is very tired.
I just want to read a book and drink a hot coffee.