Parenting

Things They Don’t Tell You In Antenatal Classes

Aoife has now been in my life for 7 weeks and they have been amazing, life-changing, tiring, exhilarating, incredible weeks.  I have loved the vast majority of it, but I have learned a hell of a lot in a short period of time.  I fully believe that every pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting experience is… Continue reading Things They Don’t Tell You In Antenatal Classes

Opinion · Teaching

Ain’t No Party Like An Oxbridge Party

Yesterday, 8 students out of the 16 who applied to Oxford University in my school’s sixth form received offers.  The Cambridge offers are yet to come through, but already the congratulations and celebrations have begun.  To get into such a prestigious university after working hard all their way through school is a fantastic achievement and… Continue reading Ain’t No Party Like An Oxbridge Party

Opinion · Pregnancy

Hypnobirthing and Ignoring Overly Dramatic Women

Within the next 4 weeks, we will meet our daughter.  All being well at the next scan appointment, we will (bizarrely) choose our induction date of 1st February and will wait to see if she thinks that date is suitable or decides to make an appearance sooner. It has been a long time since my… Continue reading Hypnobirthing and Ignoring Overly Dramatic Women