Parenting is hard. It’s hardest on the days when everything is going well. On the days when you’ve managed to get everyone up and ready for school on time. On the days when you let the big boy have a good long play in the park on your way home. On the days when you […]
It’s all systems go in the food department for Master Quatro! It’s been an interesting adventure in technicolour vomit, but he’s finally decided that food is good, food is yum, gimme gimme GIMME more foooood!!! You can read more about how we started solids over at Childhood101 today. I’m playing Wordless (almost) Wednesday at My […]
“Love the children extravagantly, with all your heart!” – Pygmy proverb And that’s all I have to say today.
Taking some time to just hang out and do nothing these holidays has meant I’ve had time to notice all the good things in my life. Good things that are forgotten in the blur of busy days. Good things that are forgotten when things get tough. Good things like… Splashing around in the paddling pool […]
“You must set the tone in your home” That is how the very wise Carrie at Parenting Passageway puts it…. but it’s only recently sunk in that she is talking about something I’ve been skirting around the edges of for a while now…. When my kids are whingey and grumpy and don’t want to pack […]
Sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough of me to go around. Right from the day when I saw two blobs on the ultrasound screen and heard those fateful words – “Definitely two babies” – I knew that there would be times when I just couldn’t give both children what they needed right when […]
For a little while they have stopped fighting. They are united by the simple pleasure of creating a mess so spectacular that it will drive their mother insane. I know that there is mess making afoot. I can tell it will be momentous just by the sound of it. But I ignore it. The mess […]
Zoe met me in the courtyard after school yesterday, bursting with news. “I’m reading green dots now Mum!!!” She’d gone up a level in reading and was practically oozing pride and joy at the prospect. Izzy was already close to tears when she told me she was still reading ‘orange dots’. “Miss B said I […]