Category: Parenting

At the Start of My Day

At the start of my day I am awoken by a small person. The actual small person that wakes me varies, it might be 3 years old, it might be 6 years old. Some days I smile, feeling ready to start the day, my brain immediately kicking into gear and …

Helpful Advice for Parents of School Starters

With school places announced last week, I thought it would be useful to draw on the wisdom of top parent bloggers and have them share with us their advice for those parents who will soon have school starters. It is a scary time for many of us, as we wonder …

Settling a Reluctant 3 Year Old in at Nursery

My 3 year old son has just started going to nursery. It hasn’t been an easy transition for either of us. A few years back, my daughter rocked up for her nursery settling in session, at the same age as my son is now, and ran off to explore her new …

A Letter to Parents of Soon-To-Be School Children

It’s that time of year when settling-in sessions are taking place to prepare children starting in Reception this September. I can’t believe it was a whole year ago that this was us, it’s gone by so very quickly. I got very emotional in the run-up to her starting school, though Boo …

A Letter to My Children on Managing Money

My children are a long way off managing their own money. They have got both savings accounts and long-term savings plans, that were set up for each of them within a couple of weeks of their births. I’m pleased we’ve sorted those for them, as by starting really early, small …

Has Social Media Turned Us Into Judgy Parents?

OK, so if you read the title, and thought ‘I was always judgy’ then yeah, social media hasn’t affected you. I just have a feeling that with the huge surge in blogging and social media, otherwise non-judgemental folk might be morphing into judgy monster parents. Parenting is a huge deal, of …

The Secret Language of Your Child

When I was offered the opportunity to read and share with you The Secret Language of Your Child by Dr David Lewis, I was immediately intrigued. I don’t actually do many book reviews here, despite reading a lot, but I could see the appeal of this one for my readers …

A Blessing or a Curse?

I was browsing over on Pinterest the other day (I know, so unlike me) when I came across this quote… ‘I am so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over.’ I paused. I thought. I mean, yes, I get it, I understand the sentiment behind it. But it …

Little Man’s First Haircut

Now I may be a tad biased here, but I believe my son to be a very cute toddler! With his cheeky smile, big blue eyes and mop of blond hair, he knows just how to wrap me round his little finger, and does so on a daily basis. I …

What Makes A Good Mum?

It’s something that I often wonder. I cannot believe I’m the only one plagued with never-ending mum guilt and worries that I’m getting it wrong. I think I’m doing OK one moment, and then something happens and I’m back to questioning myself again. Am I too strict, am I too …

Am I Letting My Daughter Down?

My daughter started school in September. She absolutely loves it, bouncing there every single day (I do not exaggerate, she does literally bounce along the pavement in excitement and anticipation). I had expected that she’d enjoy it and take to being a pupil well, though I’ve been surprised at just how …

Bye Bye, Baby Days…

My baby boy is growing up. He’s nearly 29 months now, a fully-fledged toddler. The baby days are ending. We have potty training on the agenda for this year, though to be honest, I’m in no desperate rush with that one. He starts pre-school this September, two days a week, …

Me and My Girl

Boo’s 5 now, a school girl and growing up so fast. It means that I now get plenty of one on one time with Little Man, but not so much with my gorgeous girl. I miss it. I miss having her round me, chattering away. I miss the quiet times we …

The Problem With Santa Is…

The problem with Santa is… Well, he’s a stranger. That sneaks into our home in the dead of night, while we’re all at our most vulnerable sleeping. Hmm. It is what it is, and I’ve had to have a tricky conversation with my 2 year old about it this week, …

The ‘Big Boy’ Bed, With Noa & Nani

Little Man is now 25 months old, and so my thoughts have recently turned to moving him from his cot to a bed. A big milestone for him, so I wanted to get him something special. I had a little look over at Noa and Nani, and it was actually their …

My Daughter, the Schoolgirl

My daughter, the schoolgirl. How has this happened already?! My little Boo is no longer at home with me all day, she is now a schoolgirl. She spent a few afternoons there last week getting used to it, and from today, she is there full time. I feel kind of …

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