So you’ve done the antenatal classes. You went for extra credit and did the lactation consultant breastfeeding masterclass. You’ve sat through the gory videos, you’re written your birth plan. You’ve practiced swaddling a plastic doll with a droopy eye and no recognisable gender. You think you’re ready for parenthood? Here is my list of the REAL things you need to do to prepare for parenthood.

So you’ve done the antenatal classes. You went for extra credit and did the lactation consultant breastfeeding masterclass. You’ve sat through the gory videos, you’re written your birth plan. You’ve practiced swaddling a plastic doll with a droopy eye and no recognisable gender. You think you’re ready for parenthood? Here is my list of the REAL things you need to do to prepare for parenthood.

How to find a daycare centre. My advice for finding care for your child. | www.missesmac.co.nz

How to find a daycare centre. My advice for finding care for your child. | www.missesmac.co.nz

Sleep has been restored to the Mac household thanks to help from an amazing sleep consultant. Ahhh Sleep, We Meet Again | www.MissesMac.co.nz

Sleep has been restored to the Mac household thanks to help from an amazing sleep consultant. Ahhh Sleep, We Meet Again | www.MissesMac.co.nz

A light-hearted look at the first things to suffer when you are a seriously sleep deprived Mum! The Casulties of Sleep Deprivation | www.missesmac.co.nz

A light-hearted look at the first things to suffer when you are a seriously sleep deprived Mum! The Casulties of Sleep Deprivation | www.missesmac.co.nz

Sometimes simply having a plan is enough to make me feel like half the battle is already won. This is how I am feeling after our first phone consultation with the baby sleep consultant.

Sometimes simply having a plan is enough to make me feel like half the battle is already won. This is how I am feeling after our first phone consultation with the baby sleep consultant.

Come back sleep, all is forgiven. After 4 months of sleepless nights we have had our first phone consultation with a baby sleep consultant.

Come back sleep, all is forgiven. After 4 months of sleepless nights we have had our first phone consultation with a baby sleep consultant.

Baby sleep consultant - when it's time to call in a professional.

Baby sleep consultant - when it's time to call in a professional.

The latest edition of Little Treasures magazine with a hot cup of green tea. Bliss!

The latest edition of Little Treasures magazine with a hot cup of green tea. Bliss!

The monster goodies from the goodie bags at our little man's first birthday. I decided not to include lollies or food. The theme was a monster bash. #littlemonster #firstbirthday #birthdaycake

The monster goodies from the goodie bags at our little man's first birthday. I decided not to include lollies or food. The theme was a monster bash. #littlemonster #firstbirthday #birthdaycake

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