I keep asking myself this question… I feel like Christmas has sneaked up on me this year. I (actually, read we, because LSH has done more than his fair share of shopping, wrapping and Christmas related activities) have been remarkably organised. We’ve got all of our gifts and they’re all wrapped, we’ve had the tree up and […]READ MORE
Category Archives: Family Life and Parenting
Why do I make a fuss about my family wearing cycle helmets?
Two years ago this week, I got the phone call that everyone who has a spouse/partner/child who uses a bicycle dreads. It was about 620pm. LSH was on his way home and he had messaged me from the station that he was jumping on his bike and almost home. He cycles to the train station, […]READ MORE
Saturday Morning Confession Time: My strange phobia…. I hate stairs…
and escalators, and steps… I’m a freak, I know! I loathe stairs. This intense dislike has been compounded by the fact that both my children have taken a turn to tumble-down our staircase at home (fortunately both were unscathed by the experience, I however was utterly traumatized and can still see them falling down when […]READ MORE
What the parenting books don’t tell you about Sleep Deprivation Part 1.
This is Part 1, of my piece on sleep. I’ve broken it into parts, simply because as a whole it would be too long, and also I want to give an idea of what we’ve been through, before I explain in Part 2 about the effects it has had on us, and what sleep issues can do […]READ MORE
Things certainly are different second time round…
My Small boy has changed my view of parenting so much. He is so different from his sister, (which is a stupid thing to say, because he is of course different from her) and he has taught me more about myself and made me see my own flaws and feelings far more clearly. He was […]READ MORE
Twenty Chore Tuesday Link-Up
I’m linking up with Emily, from Joyful Abode, for her 20 Chore Tuesday blog link. If you’d like more info or to join, go here: I find it very helpful to make this list, and share it. Makes me feel like I actually may get stuff done, making my list public But, my Small Boy […]READ MORE
When I’m tired and down, I bake!
‘ My Small Boy has had sleep issues. He hasn’t been the best of sleepers, but he is finally sleeping a little better. However, every ten days or so he throws us a curve ball, and has a hideous night. Last night was one of those. He woke at 11:30pm, and despite all our best […]READ MORE
If sleep is for the weak, then I am weak….
If sleep is for the weak, then I am week. I am also TIRED. Bone tired, exhausted, beyond my capacity to cope with life, because I am sleep deprived. My gorgeous little boy has been such a poor sleeper for so long (from aged 9 months until now, approx 29 months) that my body has […]READ MORE