The Parenting Paradox

  This week, both my children have been poorly. I posted the following comment on my Facebook page:    And it hit me just how much of a paradox parenting is. A huge journey of contradictory thoughts, feelings and events. And the more I though about it, the more it seemed to apply to … [Read more…]

The Tidying Up Battle

There are two distinct roles post-bedtime routine in our house.   Jobs I have to do after putting kids to bed: Wash and sterilise bottle Make up morning feed Fill and put dishwasher on Clean kitchen sides down Prepare lunch for the following day – especially if I’m at work.                                           Jobs my husband … [Read more…]

I’m Dating a Married Man

I know – it’s shocking. But before you get all judgemental, I should say that his wife doesn’t mind. Neither does my husband. Because I’m married too. Just like him. In fact, I’m married to him. Now, before I even get started, let me freely admit that I don’t profess to have a secret recipe for … [Read more…]

This Too Shall Pass

Probably one of my most hated phrases when it comes to parenting; This too shall pass. Unfortunately it can sometimes take years for ‘this’ to pass and even if it passes quickly, when you’re in the depths of it all, it means sweet FA that it’ll end at some indeterminate point in the future. A … [Read more…]

Instagram Vs Reality

Instagram vs Reality: Don’t believe everything you see on your news feeds. If you’re having a crap day, rest assured that someone else will be too 😉 No babies were harmed in the taking of these photos. This is what happens when your baby refuses to nap at 2pm, then tries to nap at 6pm … [Read more…]

The Parenting Cocktail Menu

Welcome to the Parenting Cocktail Bar! We close at 8pm so you can get home and go to bed early. But don’t worry, we open early too because we know you might want a cocktail at midday. And here’s what you can choose from:   What’s in it?: Tequila, orange juice and grenadine infused with longing … [Read more…]

What Really Counts

As a teacher, I have always been a real advocate of appreciating all that our children have to offer. Even at school, they are not there to learn simply how to read, write and add up. Of course, they do learn that. But they also learn how to express themselves through words, dance, music, art, … [Read more…]

The Liebster Award

I am so pleased to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by fellow Mummy blogger Steph at Mom’s Food Blog. Check her out – I’m tempted to make her blueberry scones this week which look divine!What is the Liebster Award? The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers, by fellow bloggers, to encourage support of writers … [Read more…]