when people piss on your parenting…

While it would be great if people didn’t judge, question or mock someone else’s parenting choices, we all know that it happens and you can’t control what comes out of someone else’s mouth. So, what to do?

As I see it your main options are:

a) tell judgemental person to fuck off

b) tell judgemental person to fuck off in your head

c) tell judgemental person to fuck off in your head, nod, say ‘thanks for that’ and move on

d) crumble, cry and feel like shit

e) crumble, cry, feel like shit but reflect on your parenting and make some tweaks because you felt something wasn’t quite right

f) crumble, cry, feel like shit but reflect on your parenting, appreciate how fucking awesome your choices are and crack on with living your life knowing you won’t always feel like you are getting it right and let that judgemental fucker continue to be THE perfect parent.


Because all any of us can do is make it, be instinctive, do what feels right and do what works for our family.

Sod everyone else and here’s to winging it




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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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