Apart from being able to squirt breast milk clear across the room on occasion, having children has endowed me with several other superpowers…. not the least of which is the pregnancy power of SUPER SMELL! I’ve had it with all my pregnancies. It’s one of the first things that tipped me off to this pregnancy […]
Welcome to the May Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival, ‘Kids and Learning.’ The Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival hosted by Science@home is for anyone, because we are all teachers and learners. This month our bloggers have come up with some wonderful suggestions for fun things to do with your kids, ways to help them learn and thoughts on what […]
This post is part of the 2010 API Principles of Parenting blog carnival, a series of monthly parenting blog carnivals, hosted by API Speaks. Learn more about attachment parenting by visiting the API website. This month’s topic is ‘Use Nurturing Touch Bed time isn’t a quick process at the Pickle Farm. We parent our children […]
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, […]