To My Child’s Teacher, I trust you. I trust you to take care of my child today, as I trusted you to take care of him the first time he walked through the school gates. I trust you to walk him through the ‘new normal’ that is going to be his school life for the … Continue reading To My Child’s Teacher – I Trust You
My son isn’t easy to entertain. He doesn’t like toys (and never has). He doesn’t like fancy dress. He doesn’t like crafts or baking. And he will not (never ever) sit and play on his own. He likes people. In fact, he loves people. He loves playing with his friends. He loves playing tag, wrestling, … Continue reading 5 Awesome Things I Bought to Entertain My Firecracker of a 5-Year-Old During Lockdown
In a few short weeks, if we are allowed, I will be sending my 5 year old back to school. I never thought a sentence like that would be so controversial or make me feel so judged by other parents (... not an uncommon feeling as a mummy, I’m sad to say). H even enjoyed … Continue reading Why I Am Sending My 5 Year Old Back to School (… and why I feel completely judged for doing so)
I’ve been pretty quiet on here during lockdown and I’ve lost a few followers as a results (… and I don’t blame them, why follow a blogger who never writes anything!) But to be honest, I’ve just really struggled with writing inspiration during this time. You’d think I’d have loads to write about, as a … Continue reading I’ve Run Out Of Juice And It’s The Best Thing That Could Have Happened
To all the parents who’s lives have been turned upside down. Who are trying to be teacher, comforter, cook, cleaner and playmate. Who are wondering how they will fill the days. Who are lost for words when trying to explain what’s happening to a small child or reason it to a teenager. Who are overwhelmed … Continue reading You’ve Got This
This week my husband ended up in a leg cast, just days before we were due to fly out for a week snowboarding with the family in Bulgaria. So we cancelled the holiday, broke the news to the children, claimed the money back on the insurance... and I completely broke down and spent three days … Continue reading Give yourself a break Mummy, before you break!
Dear Mummy, You made me laugh so much yesterday when you told daddy you were fat. You were looking in the mirror for ages and then you said ‘I’m so fat’. ‘You’re not fat mummy,’ I told you, when I stopped laughing. ‘Your tummy isn’t big and round like Mr Greedy and your arms hardly … Continue reading Dear Mummy, you’re not fat
Last weekend I went away for a ‘not-so-relaxing mini-break’ with a four-nado (mine), a three-nager (not mine), a very terrible two year old (mine) and a bubba (not mine). And their designated adults too, of course. Almost all of us. Just missing mummy no 2 and bubba. It’s impossible to get a picture of everyone … Continue reading The pros and cons to going on holiday with other families
Dear Horrid Old Man (who shouted at me for cycling on the path with my children), Where can I cycle safely with my children? If we cycle on the road, the cars whizz past us so closely our ears ring, the trailer shakes and I fear for my children’s safety. If we cycle on the … Continue reading Where can I cycle safely with my children?
When my daughter was born, she had to have lots of help to get her breathing. Or that’s what they tell me. I couldn’t see for myself, as I was laying unconscious on a table with my stomach sliced open. But, despite the fact that I had a poorly baby, had undergone major surgery, been … Continue reading Giving birth can be traumatic, hard and life-changing. So why don’t we take it more seriously?