I’ve been there and done this pregnancy thing a few times now. I’ve read some of those big thick books about pregnancy and of course I’ve been the recipient of loads of advice – some lovely, some not so lovely. Despite all of this I am certainly no expert on this ‘having a baby’ gig…. […]
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 […]
“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” (author unknown) I’m working on it.
The teeth are falling out in rapid succession around here and it’s gross! I’m not sure what it is about these tiny white wobbly bits of child that I find so off putting. There is just something about the constant ‘look my tooth is wobbly’ and the insistent wiggling and jiggling until the darn thing […]
Recently I’ve come across quite a few blog posts about children using technology. I’ve been reading these wise words and the follow on comments with interest, trying to articulate where, exactly, I stand on this subject. Technology is part of our family’s every day life. My children see me use the computer almost every day, […]
Due to pregnancy induced tiredness I am going to bed a lot earlier these days, going to bed and watching TV, that is. I never used to watch much TV, I’d spend most of my evenings here in front of the computer screen. That was probably a good thing. If nothing else it saved me […]
This is my third pregnancy and birth, but our fourth child. People are often confused by this concept. Even those who know we have twins, somehow can’t wrap their heads around the numbers. Sometimes even I forget… but then I am 28 weeks pregnant with our fourth child – so I claim insanity whenever it […]
Have you ever spent the night in a hospital with your child? Have you ever slept on one of those fold out chair beds? I remember when Zoe was in hospital with chronic asthma. Muski was around 6 weeks old and the three of us stayed for a few days… and nights. I’m willing to […]