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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The busiest day in my week

Is Monday, and I don’t know how I managed to land it all, on one day. I join The Oliver’s Mad House Magic Moment’s linky every week, but because Monday is so manic, and I work Tues-Thurs, I often don’t get to look at any of the other lovely blog posts in the link up […]

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Feeling nostalgic and ever so slightly emotional, this week.

Last week, Big Girl started Year 2, and I think I have felt more emotional about it, than I did when she went into Year 1, and now Small Boy is starting nursery to say that I haven’t had my moments of “where are my babies going?” and “help, they’ll be in secondary school before […]

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Bad parenting day? They happen. It’s ok.

When you are are having a VERY BAD DAY and you want bedtime to happen… Last week, we had a really bad day. I had a bad parenting day. We all seemed to have woken up in bad moods, and both the children, in their own ways, were not their usual selves. The boy had […]

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Don’t tell me to ditch the dummy!

I used to be one of those people who thought I knew it all about parenting, and that I would be a perfect parent, that is, until I had children, and then realised how utterly wrong I was, and how little I actually knew about the reality of having your own children One thing I […]

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You know you are going to have an interesting day when…

You have to call 999 before 9am! Yesterday, I had a calm, productive day planned. The children were going to their lovely child minder’s for a few hours, I was going into where I work, to do the mountain of admin that lurks in my cupboard, make some calls that need to be done without […]

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The Supermarket Meltdown (A Dad’s experience)

Over the years of parenting two children I like to think that I have evolved in my management of unmanageable situations and this is one, which although unpleasant, I felt a bit better about in myself after the event than I have done on previous similar occasions… Setting the scene, Mom is resting and I […]

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