My Mum is awesome. I have amazing memories from childhood and she’s always been there to support me. Despite this, there are some ways in which I parent differently from her. Some of these are about me wanting to do things differently, but mostly they are based on wanting my kids to not be the […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]