With winter very much here, the kids are disappointed that trips out are off for the foreseeable future. To try and soften the blow, I thought we’d embrace winter with a bit of Hygge. I decided to set up an afternoon of Hygge and I was surprised how much they loved it, and how much […]
Parenting Life and Humour
Parenthood came as a massive shock to me. Frankly, it still throws me plenty of curve balls even ten years in. While I’ve found things easier as my children have grown older, motherhood still isn’t my vocation. I have coped with much of parenting by trying to see the funny side and the posts I’ve written about that are in the parenting humour section, hopefully they’ll give you some light relief.
In the parenting Life section you’ll find more general posts about being a parenthood including how I’ve coped with the struggles and the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve written about what parenting is like as an introvert, how I cope with parenting and migraines and how much I hate playing!
Every year I sit down to write Christmas cards with the kids, and every year I forget how it will inevitably turn out. This year, we are waiting on the school to find out if the kids will be allowed to exchange Christmas cards. I’m secretly hoping they won’t be! Here are the 6 stages […]
When my children were small, every year we got out our Christmas book collection and the same time as the Christmas decorations and that was nearly as exciting as decorating the tree. While they still enjoy some of their old favourites (Father Christmas Needs a Wee in particular!) at 8 and 10 I realised we […]
Christmas 2020 might be a bit different to normal but we can still make sure it’s special for the children. Whatever restrictions we end up under during the run up to Christmas, these ways of celebrating will still be possible. Here are my ideas for a fun but socially distanced Christmas. North Pole Breakfast […]
Every Christmas, between what we give them, what Santa brings in their stockings, gifts from family, friends, teachers, second cousins, twice removed and long lost aunts, my children probably get nearly 100 new things. By the new year, 90% of them have been forgotten. What follows is a list of gifts for 4-7 year olds […]