A lot changed entering parenthood. I experienced a surprising feeling of loss for things I had taken for granted. Even with a new baby, accepting the world went on without me was tricky. This independent woman was changed for ever. Mostly this brought joy - I was ready for motherhood - but I wasn't ready for all … Continue reading How to survive church as a new mum!
AT SOME POINT, let's be honest, our small people will get lost in a big shops, wander off on beaches - even the thing they wander off to sometimes wanders off too - they forget to take keys & get wrong buses home. THIS POST is checking if we & our kids are prepared … Continue reading ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ Pt 1
There's something quite special about getting to the school holidays (if the dates work) & being home with the kids. I treasure how, by the end of the week, the kids seem more like mine again - sounding less like the pressures of the classroom and less like the person they have to be to … Continue reading I Survived The School Holidays!
Following on from my last post I thought I'd share a more practical blog and some tips on how to party without pressure..... Making memories and keeping traditions are super important to us, and it doesn't need to cost a lot to create an unforgettable birthday or celebrate and make an occasion special. We have … Continue reading A Bit of Thrifty Party Planning
Do you look at other parents through the highlight reel of social media - everyone's perfect day, perfect children, perfect meals - and think everyone else has got it all together? In truth, those of us behind the camera don't always feel we are getting it right. Overwhelmed with daily life, anxiety can kick in, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Avoid Parenting Under Pressure
Before you are ready, your kids are ready to talk about SEX! Talking about sex to children is not straightforward! Each child is different. All 3 of mine became curious around 8. Sadly we never got the text-book 'I rocked explaining sex to my children' moment, but we did have a laugh trying... 1st time … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex
Have I ever told you that my middle son was very shy? To be honest, I quite liked it. Whenever we would meet new people he would bury his head into me and whisper in my ear, BUT one day I felt a nudge, I had a choice - I could hold him close and … Continue reading We want our kids to be confident & here’s how to build it!
We ALL have days when we would rather press the snooze button, or go the long way home, or disappear on a device, but as parents WE have the chance to fill everyday with purpose OR let everyday pass us by. So, here's a few simple thoughts that help me enjoy my family life. … Continue reading Enjoying Family Life?
We all have them, we all use them consciously or unconsciously : Family phrases Here's my top 12... 1) "Everyday is not a favourite day" Picture this it's meal time, it's been a busy day (aren't they all) the kids even before they enter the kitchen PAUSE they ask the dreaded Question "What's for tea" … Continue reading We Say That Too