How Long is Forever?

I’m inspired to write this post by this quote from Alice in Wonderland: Source: Pinterest I think the concept of ‘forever’ is something we feel as parents so often. It feels like the sleepless nights will last forever when you’re in the middle of sleep regressions and heavy sleep depravation. It feels like your toddler’s … [Read more…]

Must We Judge?

Last week I felt myself being judged by another mother. I wont go into the why and how but there was an implication about my priorities. My husband and I are very lucky that we live close to both sets of our parents who desperately love being involved in their grandchildren’s lives. We also have reasonably … [Read more…]

Syria – The Human Cost

This morning my six month old woke at 5.15am and my three year old woke at 5.30am. I was tired and I felt myself becoming irritated. And then I stopped. Because my two precious boys had woken up. I am blessed that, this morning, my babies woke up, climbed into our bed, drank milk and … [Read more…]

If I Could See Me Now…..

I have always had a very clear picture in my head of what I want to ‘look like’ as a parent. Not physically, but how my parenting looks to the rest of the world. Perhaps because I’m a teacher, or because my parents were, in my opinion, very good parenting role models (and still are), … [Read more…]

TV or not TV? That is the Question

Ah. The TV. I love watching it. When I watch television, depending on what I watch, I am entertained, informed, amused, educated, moved, excited, included, inspired. But when it comes to my children, I always worry that they are watching too much (well, the oldest. The youngest is only six months old and, except for the theme … [Read more…]

If I Was A Poet…..

I have become a bit obsessed with Erin Hanson on Pinterest recently (as any one who follows me will know after I pinned about seven pieces in five minutes a couple of weeks ago). She writes so beautifully. It’s exactly how I would love to write poetry, but I don’t have the words like Erin … [Read more…]

Are You Going To Try For A Girl?

Are you going to keep trying for a girl? Probably the most frustrating question I get asked as a parent (except the obligatory “how’s he sleeping“? He bloody isn’t. Thanks for asking though and reminding me of the fact I snatched three hours broken sleep last night). I have two gorgeous little boys who astound … [Read more…]