I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Partly because work has been crazy but also because we’ve had a bereavement. At the end of February I lost my grandmother. She was nearly 90 and lived a great life, full of passion and enthusiasm, so we can ‘celebrate’ her life in … More Mother’s Day has changed
I’ve always been a lover of sleep. Even before children, I was the kind of person that would count how many hours I’d be able to get each night, lusting after at least 8 hours. Since then I realised counting would just be like emotional torture. Knowing I’m only going to get 3 hours would … More Longing for lie-ins
Today, like every Saturday, we spent half the day focused on Boy1. Instead of a weekend lie-in we are up and out taking him to sports practice, so our weekend doesn’t really start until 1pm. Before parenthood, I’d hear stories about how much time parents spend taxiing their offspring from one place to another. From … More Why I don’t mind being the mum-chauffer
When I had Boy1 and declared my intention to go back to work, I became overwhelmed by conversations, articles, reports and the like about finding the ‘balance’ between work and home life. As someone who prides themselves on their organisational skill, I thought I’d have it sorted quickly. Schedules, reminders, booking things waaay in advance, … More Why work-life ‘balance’ isn’t for me
It’s the first Thursday in March, the day most parents dread, but most school children enjoy. Yes, it’s World Book Day. I really try to encourage reading in our house. I’ve done bed time reading since the boys were tiny babies, and now that he’s confidently reading ‘chapter books’, Boy1 still enjoys reading for hours. … More I love books but World Book Day?!