Ever wondered if Tudor parents were up all night settling their babies? How did a Medieval mum manage going back to work or how did the Egyptians test for pregnancy? Here I hope to shine some light on how our ancestors raised their children, perhaps with some surprisingly helpful advice !!

“Gentleness, patience, and love, are almost everything in education; especially to those helpless little creatures, who have just entered into a world where everything is new and strange to them.”

– Lydia Child, Author of The Mother’s Book, 1831

I wonder if the one clinging to its mother’s neck is nagging for a treat like my Wilf does !!