Hell’s itch may sound like something you get “downstairs” but it’s actually a rare, itchy, painful reaction to the process of sunburns 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 wanted to share our experience of […]
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.
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 […]
I love family days out but they can cost an absolute fortune. My policy as a parent is to try to never pay full price to visit an attraction. I’m usually able to stick to that. Below are my tips on how to save money by finding family day out vouchers, discounts, 2 for 1 […]
Life admin. We all have to do it but when you become a parent it gets multiplied by the number of children you have and if you don’t stay organised, it’s easy to end up drowning in it.. I’ve also noticed some mothers take on their husband/partner’s life admin too. Personally I refuse to do […]