THE KNITTING MIDWIFE’S GUEST LIST: What I Wish I’d Known Before I Became a Parent


By Hannah Dominey

Can two human's (one of them an adult) fit in a Little Tikes car? Here's your answer...

Can two human’s (one of them an adult) fit in a Little Tikes car? Here’s your answer…

I love Hannah (@hannahdominey on insta) a bit. She’s not only a Mother of three and Midwife. She’s a Knitting Midwife who runs a monthly knitting-cum-support-group at the gorgeous The Dandy Kid.

AND (and its a big and) she is second of 11 kids,  so you’d think she might have got the hang of little people, before becoming a parent. Not so. Here are the list of things she wishes she’d known:

Breastfeeding hurts

It is NOT a competition.

You can’t have too many school cardigans.

Pesto + Pasta = Lifesaver.

8 am is a lie in.

NEVER let Weetabix dry.

Going to the loo alone is “me time.”

 Christmas becomes magical again.

White ceramic kitchen floor tiles – Don’t do it.

You will think you are crap. You’re not.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Choose easily replaceable comforters ie muslins.

Nobody has nailed parenting.  No matter how amazing their Instagram feed is. 

Your nipples will change beyond recognition – think more National Geographic than lads mag

You will start to check washing labels

No matter how important and decisive you are at work you will question every parenting decision you make.

Parenting is hard but the rewards are plentiful and priceless.

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