So, you’re an introvert who’s decided to have kids. Welcome to a world full of social interactions you never wanted. From the minute you get pregnant you’ll find yourself having to deal with a whole load more people than you did before. It starts with doctors and midwives and carries on with playgroup mums, parents at […]
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!
It’s no secret that playing really isn’t my thing. Actually, I hate playing. I loathe getting down on the floor and acting out scenes with dolls and when I hear the worlds “lets pretend” I just want to go and hide in the toilet. But do you know what? None of that makes me a […]
There’s no denying that Motherhood is full on. Sometimes, we need a break. A bit of time away to relax and return a better person and parent. Unfortunately, these times away from our children don’t always quite live up to the fantasy in our heads. Here are six things that happen we we go away […]
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 […]
As previously mentioned, I’m an only child. The sibling relationship is a mystery to me. One minute they’re playing happily, the next they’re trying to attack each other with forks when my back is turned. Their lives often seem like a never ending game of one-upmanship related to who has the bigger piece of cake, […]