So, we hit and exceeded the one year mark and wow, we’ve certainly learnt a lot! I honestly can’t believe how quickly this year has passed, but at the same time, how much we’ve packed in!
Last weekend, in the late afternoon, Molly brought down a toppling stack of dolls and asked me if I would play with her. I agreed and got down on the floor to help set up.
She seemed a bit surprised Continue reading
I’ve had a few different jobs of varying career direction in my past, until I finally found a job that I loved, working with children. I really enjoyed the way everyday was different, you rarely get a moment to sit down and their little personalities were all so unique and diverse, there was literally never a dull moment.
But to be completely honest, I never really had much career ambition. Continue reading
Discipline, it’s always going to be a hot topic in society. I think because one family can have polar opposite views to the next and still both produce happy, healthy children and then adults. Lack of discipline in childhood is often noted as the main culprit in cases of youth crime etc, but when I try to think about what it is to us and the role it plays it in our family, it seems really ambiguous.
When you have a child there’s often a secret league you enter, your child is pitted against all other local children of similar age, in a milestone/ability/development race. Continue reading
This week I’ve been thinking about self belief. Why some have an abundance of it and others scarcely any at all. Is it determined by childhood experiences or at conception? Continue reading
So, this week it was my birthday, 35! Can’t believe I’m now mid-thirties!!! It seems like 5 minutes ago that I was 17, (the longest year of my life!) waiting to obtain the all important ID. Continue reading
Anyone who knows me will know I’m not the most adventurous or outdoor loving person you will encounter, (tiNY understatement!) I’ve always been the special kind of person who works out a schedule of which days to wash my hair to achieve the optimal results, according to events in my diary. This is absolutely sad, I realise! But thankfully I have loosened up-a little, in recent months. Continue reading
Over the last nine months, our home has seemed to experience a down pouring of questions. Questions about EVERYTHING! Covering every category and subject – historical, scientific, funny, taboo, thoughtful and so on. Continue reading
Whilst Henri and Molly were in school, we were, up until the month before taking them out, very obedient to the ‘no holiday in term time’ rule. I used to admire fellow mums in the playground as they told me of amazing holidays they had had, at fantastic prices, simply because they were taken in term time, and I used to think, yes, we’re going to do this! Continue reading