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 […]
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!
I don’t know about you but my house is full to bursting with tat. The kids seem to collect it everywhere they go. When they go to my in law’s there’s always a visit to the charity shop. When they go to my Mum’s there’s always a trip to the corner shop. Every party they […]
The annual visit to Father Christmas has changed a lot since I was little. In my day (the 80s in case you’re wondering), visiting Father Christmas involved a drop in visit at the local shopping centre while you were there buying Christmas presents. These days, most places require advance booking (or in the case of […]
Last year, the four of us went to the Chessington Santa Sleepover for a Christmas treat. We’ve done Santa Sleepovers rather than just visiting Santa for the last few years now, because they represent better value for money, but this was our first time doing the Chessington Christmas experience. There are a few different set […]
Screen time for kids is a controversial topic. Some people allow unlimited screen time, others are very strict. We usually fall somewhere in the middle, with screen time limited to a couple of hours a day at weekends and in the holidays, with none allowed on school days. This summer however is different and while […]