(Continued from Quarantine Diary of a One-Year-Old (Part 2) A TELEPHONE CALL 4 May 2020, Monday Sophia at 19 months Mummy is going to the toilet so I follow her, but it is dark in the hallway so I just lean my head on mummy’s bum so I don’t get lost. Mummy flicks the light on […]

(Continued from Quarantine Diary of a One-Year-Old Part 1)   CORY CARSON 18 April 2020, Saturday Sophia at 19 months I’m in mummy and daddy’s bedroom and I hear Cory Carson playing. I look at mummy’s computer but she has some tables on the screen so that’s not Cory Carson. I go to daddy’s side […]

Unsplash photo by Bruno Nascimento Here’s to all the women whose lives come in segments, who sleep in segments, are suddenly singers, nappy-changers, praise-givers, meal sorcerers, who are mothers to their children or another’s children or their parents, who loved kids before they had them and then had them and loved them even more (and […]

My now 11-month old nephew is so cute I call him several names–Kung Fu Panda, Garfield, any Japanese-looking cartoon character, Mr. Shooli, Gangnam…. One time, I called him a piggy bank. I know these are nasty comments but he’s just too adorable to let pass the chance for my mind to think of who else looks […]