Kid’s these days seem to have thousands of toys. Ours are overflowing from cupboards, taking over the living room, stacked in the kid’s rooms and there are so many in the loft that I sometimes fear for the structural integrity of our house. Despite that, at each age, there have been only a few toys […]
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!
While there is plenty to suggest that the under 2s shouldn’t watch TV at all, I’m a bit of a lazy parent so mine did. In fact, they watched TV for the first time at about 4 weeks old when I discovered that the TV would distract them from their colicky screaming for 5 whole minutes. […]
I am not a minimalist by any means, and I’m certainly not a clean freak. I do however, hate clutter. The more stuff I have, the more stressed I feel. For me possessions are something if a burden. This hatred of clutter wasn’t really a problem until I became a parent. Whenever I felt overwhelmed […]
I’m really not sure how we ended up with an extrovert child, he definitely didn’t get it from me. I’m a massive introvert, as is my Mum. While I wouldn’t necessarily describe Chris as a classic introvert, he certainly appreciates the benefits of time alone. None of his family are particularly extroverted. My Dad is […]
Hell’s itch (also sometimes called Devil’s Itch) may sound like something you get “downstairs” but it’s actually a rare, itchy and painful reaction to the process of sunburn healing. It’s torture for adults and hell’s itch in children is even worse. I feel like a terrible parent for letting it happen to my child but […]