Don’ts for Mothers from 1878

Katy Pearson, Sonny Jim, #whatkatydidUK

Ignoring the advice – kisses for my boy

As soon as you fall pregnant, it seems everyone has some advice for you on being a mother.

And Sonny Jim might be two in a few months… but the unsolicited suggestions and comments, often from complete strangers, has continued unabashed.

My favourite tips however, come courtesy of a little book from 1878, called Don’ts for Mothers.

If you had any doubts that parenting has changed rather a lot over the course of the past 140 years, this should put you straight… Continue reading

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