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 […]
In this section of the blog there are lots of general posts about parenting life. As a total introvert, I’ve written about what it’s like to parent when you aren’t overly keen on other people as well as what it’s like to be an ontogeny raising an extrovert child (tricky, is the short version).
I have also explored my dislike of playing, what that means about me as a parent and about other ways to engage with your children that isn’t involve pretending to be a fire fighter hosing down an imaginary building for hours on end.
You’ll also find some stuff about saving money on family life, parenting with migraines and my passion for nearly new.
I can’t actually remember the first time I heard the phrase “life Admin” but I certainly seem to be responsible for a lot of it. When it was just the two of us, it wasn’t so bad. A few bills, the odd greetings card, maybe an appointment letter once in a while. Then we had […]
I’ve always been one for finding the best in every situation and lockdown has been no different. I’m lucky in so many ways, I still have an income, I work from home, my mum is close by so I can do her shopping, we have a garden and plenty of ways to keep ourselves entertained. […]
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 […]
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 […]