You can hear us coming with our Mini Hornits….

My children are avid cyclists and frequent users of their scooters and are pretty fast on all sets of wheels. As a parent, them having fun, but being safe, and keeping other people around them safe, is a big priority. We insist on helmet wearing for both scooters and when cycling on their bikes, and […]

READ MORE

Count to ten

We have a lot of counting to ten happening in our house, at the moment. Little Man, going through the normal developmental stages of being 4, growing into 5, gets very frustrated and we (and I mean me, because I am usually around him the most) have been audience to some spectacular tantrums and episodes […]

READ MORE

Bully?

“Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose” (From Stop Bullying.Gov) […]

READ MORE

Back to school & going into the juniors…

The first of a two part on back to school. Be warned, there will be mushy motherly emotion flowing, baby photos abounding, and much wondering of how time has flown…. Today, I will drop my almost 8 year old off at school, for her first day back of the new term, and her first day […]

READ MORE

What we are reading this week…

Reading is a very important skill, and as a family we try to encourage reading together, when the children are small, and then independant reading, as they grow older although both my children still love being read to and I love reading with them. I also love to read, myself and finding the time to […]

READ MORE

Please stop whining!

A familiar phrase, that, I am sure most parents, even those amongst us who claim to be perfect and have the most well behaved children,  have uttered either at our children, under our breaths, or even at our tired and long suffering spouse (yes, LSH has, on occasion, had to ask me to stop whining […]

READ MORE

Sleep – Back to basics

Yes, another post about sleep… When we brought our babies home from the hospital, they slept in our room with us, next to our beds, because it was easier for me to feed them, when they were close by, and also because of the current recomendations on safe sleep, and to be honest, I wanted […]

READ MORE

Are we nearly there yet?

Is a phrase familiar to most parents travelling with children. We have just come back from holiday in France, and we travelled by car, there and back, a long drive, and heard “are we nearly there yet?” a good few times. Travelling with children can be fun, but also challenging for both parents and the […]

READ MORE

Give me an hour…

After some reflection and thought whilst on holiday and a chat with the children, we have come to a deal, with how we will manage our time, in this long summer holiday. They want to spend time with me. They know that what I do on the blog is becoming more of a job now, […]

READ MORE

Where we stayed – Les Hirondelles, Chabanol

We have just come to the end of our first proper family holiday in a long time. We chose to visit a place in the south of France, in the Auvergne region. It was a longer drive, to come to a place in France, than if we had headed to other spots recommended by friends, […]

READ MORE