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 […]
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Being a parent is wonderful, but sometimes it’s also just plain hard!
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It is no secret, I’ve whinged and posted about this before; I am finding my Small Boy a little difficult of late. He is two and a half, heading straight for three with a bullet, which is notoriously a big time of change for a little person. Some days I can work with that, keep […]
I really need to remember, when I can’t get to sleep, watching late night TV is not the best option. Last night I stumbled across the last in a two part series on ABC2 called Help Me Love My Baby. I blamed pregnancy hormones as I got all teary watching this mother of twins learning […]
I like reading parenting blogs and reading the odd parenting book. I like to chat with like minded friends about this parenting gig. It’s nice to know I am not alone in some of my struggles nor in my desire to find some magical way to be a perfect parent to my kids. I’m not […]
Last night I joined the fabulous Christie from Childhood 101 and Cath from Squiggle Mum for a bit of a chat. The miracle of the internet meant that despite living in three very different corners of the country we could all get together and discuss Helicopter Parenting. Helicopter painting. If you are living under a […]
“This is the best day ever!” says Izzy as she cuddles a guinea pig at the free school holiday petting farm set up at the local shops. “Mum! Mum! this is soooo fablious!” calls Zoe as she feeds the goats. “Fablious!” parrots Muski. “Are those three kids all yours?” asks a woman standing next to […]
I have three kids (in case you didn’t know!). Twin girls (who are almost six), and a two year old boy. The girls share a bedroom. The boy still sleeps with us, and because there isn’t any more bedrooms some of his things are in our room, and some in the girl’s room. The girls […]
Sometimes a hastily pile of folded washing is the only good thing I achieve all day.