A quiet Christmas – Just what the doctor ordered!

This year, we broke with all tradition, and rules. We normally see family, during the few days before or during Christmas, but with my Dad being away, this year, my brother and his family, and our family decided we would have our own day on Christmas Day and meet up to celebrate Big Girl’s birthday […]

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Isn’t modern technology marvellous?

OK, so I know that e-mail has been around for years, and is used commonly, and it’s not really that exciting, any more, but it was exciting this week, for  Big Girl, when she got her first ever e-mail addressed to her, from Granddad, in warmer climbs, on the other side of the world. Being […]

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We have a case of Thursdayitis…

It’s funny and it hadn’t dawned on my before, but I am noticing a pattern, in our tiredness levels, the general outlook and attitude and length of temper as the week moves on. Monday morning, we are all keen for school and nursery, and I look forward to the week, at work, because usually, I […]

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One for Granddad!

He will probably be a little bit cross and embarrassed at my singing his praises on the blog and making a fuss, but because my Dad (AKA Granddad) is heading off on his travels this week, and will be away for a stretch of time, I thought I would write him a little post all […]

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A weekend alone!

LSH and I decided a while ago, that with Small Boy now sleeping better, and handling life more easily post grommet insertion, that it would be lovely if we could have a weekend away, just for us. We haven’t been away, alone, since before we got pregnant with said Small Boy, which is nearly 4 […]

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Becoming a Brownie, then and now…

Last night, Big Girl was enrolled in a local Brownie pack, that I volunteer at. I have been helping there, with the exception of a break when I had each of the children for nearly 8 years. She has loved coming with me, and is very excited about going to her first camp in January too […]

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No one told me about the testosterone…

“Hormones play a large part in that much loved phase in the life of so many four year olds boys when activity levels surge, and vigorous physical play, and a fascination with super heroes becomes the main stay of the boy’s play. Around the age of four, boys’ testosterone levels in the blood, suddenly double […]

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One more time: No Regrets!

Last week, my Small Boy, who seems very small, in his uniform, trotting off with his book bag, started Nursery. This was a bigger milestone, for us, than it would seem. 6 months ago, we were in a pretty bad place. Small had some very evident sensory issues, and his behaviour and ability to cope in certain […]

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This boy…

Is nearly 3 and a half. We have been through a lot together, and I am really, really struggling to let go, and to relax at the idea of him being at nursery school. I don’t know why I am so emotional about it. He is SO ready, and SO excited, and will have such […]

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Wriggly Rascals

I was very excited to be invited to be a guest blogger at Wriggly Rascals, which is a fantastic site, created by Shona Motherwell. I must admit, I am usually a bit leery of parenting websites, and try and avoid them, as sometimes they can be places where a lot of judgment and criticism of other […]

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