Starting to Play Out

Boy Child is 8 now and we’ve decided it’s time to let him play out. Some of his friends are starting to play out and he really wanted to join them. I was certainly playing by his age and I’m keen for him to have some of the freedom that I enjoyed as a child. Playing out also fits with…

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How to Make Room for a Workspace at Home

This is a guest post for which I have received payment. Creating a workspace at home is a great idea, whether you’re running a business or searching for a way to corral all your children’s bits and pieces and toys. One of the biggest barriers to any creative or productive endeavour is having to spend time clearing away other stuff…

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Melted Crayon Cards for Easter

While I’m not a big fan of crafts, I do love a bit of process art. These melted crayon cards for Easter  involve my number one favourite craft activity, melting stuff! They are simple to make but do require an adult to do the melting bit. What you’ll need to make melted crayon cards: Some old crayons (the free ones…

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Motherhood in Books: Novels about Becoming a Mother

As a librarian, I instinctively want to read about whatever I’m experiencing in life. I found that reading about motherhood, weather it be in fiction, memoir and manuals, really helped me make sense of the changes going on in my life. I’m hoping to write a series of posts about motherhood in books but am starting with novels about becoming…

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An A-Z of What Parenting Means to Me

I was tagged in the #parentingalphabetchallenge by Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs. The idea is to write an A-Z of your life as a parent and then tag some other bloggers to do the same. Here are my thoughts on life as a parent, in alphabetical order. A is for Adjustment I found what I call “The Motherhood adjustment” really hard. With no…

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