Violin exam time?

Big Girl has been learning playing the violin for over a year now, learning with the Suzuki method. I have sat in on quite a few lessons, and also helped her practice, and in a year, I can see she has made progress and in my limited knowledge of violin, seems to be doing well. […]

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Pushchair Priority…

There’s a story, in the news this week, that caught my eye. It’s an interesting one, and the outcome could have the potential to affect all parents of small children who use public transport, with pushchairs. A disabled man, who was not able to board a bus, after a women refused to move her pushchair, […]

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Be KIND. DON’T judge!

I don’t understand, why as a parenting group/collective/clump/tribe (whatever the current in word is) that people are so unkind and judge each other, and spend so much time worrying about what other parents are doing with their children and families, and getting high and mighty when a mother (or father) chooses to do things a […]

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Finding Positive things

So, earlier this week, I had a bit of a rant on Facebook, about the fact that Little Man was struggling with being so tired after school, and that I personally think that at not quite 4.5 years old, he is too young to be in school, in a classroom, for 7 hours a day, […]

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Dear Teacher….

This lovely little poem by Emma from MotherHood for Slackers just about sums up how I feel about a certain little boy starting school today. She kindly agreed to me sharing it on the blog. She writes some fabulous poems and musings on motherhood and parenting, if you want to take a peek at her […]

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This boy…

Starts school tomorrow. He is ready. His mummy isn’t sure that she is ready. She knows it has to happen, she knows she needs to let go, but all she can think is “my baby, who needed me so much, is going to be out there on his own”. She knows she’s being emotional, she […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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