10 Myths about motherhood – BUSTED!

Laugh it up! She is YOU!

Laugh it up! She is YOU! [Harry Enfield and Chums, BBC]

Expecting your first baby in 2015? Congratulations! Now stop reading. I have wisdom – well OK, bile – I’d like to impart and I don’t want to scare you. There are some myths and misapprehensions about motherhood I feel need addressing so if you don’t want the truth, look away now. Still here? OK then, I guess I’d better find some positive stuff to say too to soften the blow…

7 TYPES OF MUM TO AVOID ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Ma Walton does not approve of controlled crying... [The Waltons, CBS]

Ma Walton does not approve of controlled crying…
[The Waltons, CBS]

Maternity leave is a minefield. Rhyme Time, coffee mornings, NCT meet-ups – whatever your choice of baby group, it can all become as tribal as the playground. As this is my second time on maternity leave, I’ve had my fair share of exhausting conversations with women I only really have motherhood as common ground. So, in case it’s useful, or like me you just enjoy the occasional judgemental laugh, I thought I’d share seven types of mum you might want to avoid arranging too many play dates with…