There are some significant differences in the parenting experience when you've already done it once.
What is it that shapes our opinions on what’s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.
And I don't feel bad about that.
Number 1: You realise giving birth isn't actually the hard part.
Tragically, blind cord injuries aren't uncommon.
'He's your classic chauvinist with added crystals and lentils, an old-fashioned sexist in hippy-dippy clothing,' Michael Hogan calls out slacker dads.
Can you really put a price on motherhood?
Lately I've been hanging out with someone who can’t speak intelligibly or walk without falling over and is liable to spew at any moment.
Many parents decide to have a second child with the expectation that two can't be more work that one – but new research shows this logic is flawed.
"OMG he's so cute I just want to squeeeeze/pinch/bite him!"
Once I stopped trying to control everything, I realised that things were falling together beautifully.
When we love our spouses, parenting disagreements can easily dissolve into arguments that feel like moral failings.
But don't stop sterilising just yet.