The Silent Army

The Silent Army My footsteps echo around meThere is birdsong in my earsA plugged-in jogger passesThe wind brings salty tearsMy heart stops at a carhornBut she slumbers onA dog walker slows to greet meFinger on lips, I move...
The Obligatory Sleep Post

The Obligatory Sleep Post

Stay awake, don’t rest your headDon’t lie down upon your bedWhile the moon drifts in the skiesStay awake, don’t close your eyesThough the world is fast asleepThough your pillow’s soft and deepYou’re not sleepy as you seemStay awake, don’t nod and dreamMary PoppinsWhat...
The Afterbirth

The Afterbirth

It’s a sad fact but, after the chaos and commotion of birth and the first few days with a newborn, many women are left with regret and grief about the way their baby arrived in the world. It doesn’t matter how you gave birth, there are many and varied factors that...
Who Made you the Expert

Who Made you the Expert

“…the baby who is fed every time he cries will find it difficult or even impossible to accept the idea that rewards belong to those who work for them. If we teach our offspring to expect everything to be provided upon demand, we must admit the possibility of sowing...
Bedtime

Bedtime

There’s washing to be doneAnd still you feed onThere’s dinner to be madeBut you want to be swayedThere’s telly to seeYou won’t let go of meThere are sisters to callYou curl up in a ballThere are parents to SkypeYou grouch and you gripeThere are husbands to seeYou...