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 […]
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’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 […]
Did you know that, statistically, it’s quite unusual for an only child to go on to have more than one child of their own? As an only child, I can kind of understand it. People with siblings imagine that only children are lonely, but if you’ve been one, you know that being an only child […]
I was tagged in the #parentingalphabetchallenge by Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs. The idea is to write an A-Z of your life as a parent and then tag some other bloggers to do the same. Here are my thoughts on life as a parent, in alphabetical order. A is for Adjustment I found what I call […]