adventure

What I go to school for

Posted on

To encourage you all, this week has been significantly better.  Having taken my own advice last week we have gotten off to a much better start.  I’m in no fairy-tale way thinking that this is it now, we’re sorted, but that with different expectations we are more prepared for the long game. Today, I thought […]

adventure

Learnin’ the game

Posted on

Today I am sitting looking at the laptop and having what I’m going to call a “blogging blank”.  I feel that this winter has zapped me of creativity and outside joy.  I was thinking only the other day, I’ve done well staying positive through all this rain, but now March has arrived I guess I […]

basic need

Park Life

Posted on

Before becoming a parent one of the things I used to resent was standing, freezing my butt off, with other mums in the park, watching their children swing, slide etc, and only having the usual snippets of conversation as the parent tends to falls, friendship upsets, sibling rivalry etc.  But, since becoming a parent I […]

Christmas

Do you believe?

Posted on

My mum informs me that when I was a little girl she had to tell me that Father Christmas wasn’t real as apparently I was anxious about a big, fat man, dressed in red, coming into my room in the middle of the night.  I guess that stands to reason.  She also had to tell […]

Activity

Autumn Days

Posted on

I am so incredibly grateful that a season as worthy as autumn follows the summer.  Saying goodbye to the warmth and sunshine, the long, stretched out evenings, the dinners in the garden, the leaving the house in just a t-shirt, the smell of sun-cream, the garden produce and the holidays is always a tricky one.  […]

autumn

Bubble Pop

Posted on

Hasn’t it been nice to have the sun over the last couple of days and appreciate the warmth of it in comparison to the crisp autumnal air?  After such a lot of rain, it has been a great blessing.  Nevertheless, the rain does force us to get more creative indoors and so Poppi and I […]

anxiety

Sunday Blues

Posted on

Sunday afternoon blues…how many of us get that weird sinking feeling as the weekend draws to a close and the impending week looms around the corner?  I, generally, love my job, but I still, most definitely, get Sunday blues.  I remember Sunday blues on maternity leave too.  Monday was always a bit of a nothing […]

Activity

Express yourself

Posted on

Are you the kind of person that takes words for face value or do you read between the lines and try and make your own meaning?  The other day I did an exercise with a mother and daughter in which the mother had to speak about something that was on her mind and the daughter […]

craft

Old Paint

Posted on

Ahhh, the summer holidays.  I wonder how you read that “ahhh”.  Ahhh as in “help” or ahhh as in “phew”.  The summer holidays can be an almighty sense of relief for some parents, but for others, they can be quite the opposite and somewhat daunting.  Six endless weeks to fill with activities and entertainment.  As […]

adventure

Miss Polly had a dolly

Posted on

“Ah the wonderful world of a child’s imagination” Raymond Briggs, The Bear This winter (or should I say eight months) has been, how can I put it…educational.  I think a lot of being a parent is educational and our best teachers are the little ones right in front of us.  I have learned a lot […]