I am starting to think about potting training again. I can tell that Fidget is getting ready to make this big boy step…and I want to help make it a smooth adjustment for him. I got lucky with Wriggler – he showed signs from about two years old, but actually neither of us were really … Continue reading Potty training
We introduced Wriggler to the idea of becoming a big brother by taking him to our 12-week ultrasound. We had an ultrasound at eight weeks and were confident that things were ok, nonetheless we did get the sonographer to check me over before letting the new big brother in to see what on earth was … Continue reading How to talk about pregnancy with siblings
I'm not talking about three children here - I just mean making that first decision to have try for a baby. When you make a commitment as a couple you will have had some conversations about children and what your future holds around that and hopefully you are on the same page, because then the … Continue reading Going from two to three…
My last post was about getting engaged and what that all means... It came about because it was nine years since I got engaged; next month is my eighth wedding anniversary - so now my thoughts turn to where we were at all those years ago. We planned a church wedding, a big barn reception, … Continue reading The biggest day of your life
Hello readers, Gosh I have been slacking of late with my blog haven't I?! Thing is, Fidget got a terrible cough and cold, and kindly shared his love with me...so since Christmas I have been battling feeling rubbish, with all the usual cold aches and pains. Thankfully, I am finally feeling better - just in … Continue reading Half term fun!
Between Fidget's birthday and a mass load of stuff going on I have nine half-written articles that need finishing and publishing on my blog. I am sorry I'm rubbish at the moment. But, to lighten your day check out this video of Tim Minchin giving an address with nine life lessons...he isn't wrong! Write more … Continue reading Too many words
Wriggler has started school. Reception. Apple class...no biggie. I mean, last year (when he started Preschool) we were both wrecks, crying, snotty and desperate to see each other after a couple of hours. Fidget didn't bat an eyelid at 'Bubba' not being around... This year was a bit different. I was determined to hold it … Continue reading The start of a new chapter
So, a couple of friends of mine have recently given birth and having just had Wriggler's fourth birthday, I got to thinking - what do you actually need when you give birth...and on those 'amazing' lists given by the baby bibles, what did they miss or what were they wrong about? Well, firstly, don't pack … Continue reading What do you actually need when you go into labour?
I posted last week about my 10 top tips for happy children. It was slightly tongue-in-cheek. So, on a more serious level, I do have three key things that we live by in our house that I do believe help create an environment that the children can be happy in: Sleep. OH MY GOD. I … Continue reading Three things for happy kids
I was writing a piece for a parenting magazine, about secrets of raising happy children. The thing is that raising children is hard full stop. Add in all the requirements of being happy, polite, well-mannered, socially included, bright, engaging, sporty, healthy, creative and so on...it can be hard to be sure what works for making … Continue reading My 10 tips for raising happy kids