Category: Parenting

One Proud Mummy

It’s actually happened. My little girl has now left pre-school, and primary school is beckoning her. I wrote recently about how I feel about it, and not much has changed, to be honest. But her readiness for school, her enthusiasm for it all to begin, that keeps me smiling and …

The Milestone That I’m Dreading

We’ve a big milestone looming. School days are upon us. And the truth of it is, I’m feeling really sad about it. We went along for our parents evening a few days ago, so I’m now fully prepared. We know the class Boo will┬ábe in, her teacher, all about her …

My Huge Parenting Fail

I’ve failed my son. I know this. It was inevitable, I guess, that being the second child, I’d drop the ball somewhere. We all hear about second child syndrome, and I’m very aware of it. We are a lot more relaxed second time around, and I don’t get so hung …

Indoor Den-Building in 5 Easy Steps

I feel that indoor den-building is a key parental skill. I can absolutely guarantee that if I build one, there will be joy on my children’s faces when they find it, and then giggles and contentment for some time to come – a bonus for me and for them! I …

Should Children ‘Play’ When Out And About?

As I mentioned in Operation Makeover, we’re looking to make a few changes around the house, breathing a little new life into each room, throughout the course of the year. So, as the husband had a day off, we though it’d be useful to pop over to a local retail …

Guilt and Motherhood – Hand In Hand?

Guilt. It comes with the territory, I think, as soon as you become a mother. Little Man is a constant challenge, as any active, adventurous 16 month-old is. And in my reflective moments, I adore that he’s like this, as I think it indicates confidence, intelligence and a happy, little …

Where Did My Baby Go?

Yes, yes, ‘they grow so fast’ – you’ve heard that before, right? But, they really do!! I’ve always found that with Boo, but second time round seems to absolutely fly by, and this past week, I’ve looked up and spotted that Little Man is no longer a baby. I’m not …

10 Mummy Moments to Savour

Do you ever stop and spot the ordinary moments in your days that are actually pretty extraordinary? The ones that you may do over and over and over, most days, but they make you feel happy and warm inside every time anyway? These are the moments to savour, to notice, …

Choosing A School

Boo is now 4, so I have just embarked upon the exciting journey of choosing a primary school for her. And I think it needs to be exciting, as this is a huge milestone. Now, I say I’ve just embarked, which means I’ve been to the school I was very …

A Little One-on-One Time

Boo now goes to pre-school for two days a week, which means that it’s just me and the Little Man for those days. Now, he does like his naps, so I manage to get some work done in the mornings while he sleeps, and then it’s lunchtime and we’re off …

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